United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Type: Organization
Name: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) (ESCAP)
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

UN ESCAP chief reaffirms 60-year relationship during first official visit to

As a regional and global leader in development cooperation, Japan plays an invaluable role in supporting our efforts to address the key challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in climate change and disability-inclusive development, the ... [Published Thailand News and Press Releases - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Will the BRICS Bank and Fund boost Global South?

THE 6th Summit of the BRICS took place last week in Fortaleza, Brazil with two landmark decisions, viz., to form a BRICS Bank and a Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA or the BRICS Fund) and bring them into operation by 2016.Initiated in mid-2009, BRIC ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Learning from the successes of Asia (Part 1)

In the early 2000s, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), an arm of the United Nations, released a seminal study titled 'Commercial Development of Regional Ports as Logistics Centres'.The study explored some of the critical ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

KTC conducts educational activity Behind the Scene with World Class Organization: Visit to United Nations General Assembly Hall

Mrs. Ubolrat Busyakanistha (Center), Head of Human Resources, “KTC” or Krungthai Card Public Company Limited, recently led a party of press members, KTC employees and students under the Learn & Earn @ KTC program who are a part of the “KTC PR Press Club”at ... [Published Thailand News and Press Releases - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Japan addresses key challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region

As a regional and global leader in development cooperation, Japan plays an invaluable role in supporting our efforts to address the key challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in climate change and disability-inclusive development, the ... [Published Spy Ghana - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Joint Statement - Coordinated Assistance for Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

GenevaRecognising the extensive potential benefits to developing, transition and least developed economies from the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), including:enhanced participation in global supply and value chains; improved ... [Published World Customs Organization - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Civil Registrars Spearhead Efforts to Achieve Universal Civil Registration in Asia-Pacific

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.BANGKOK - A NEW network of civil registrars in Asia and the Pacific has been formed to ‘Get every one in the picture’ and push forward on regional efforts ... [Published AlertNet - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Presentation on regional preparation meetings as they relate to Annual Ministerial Review by Permanent Secretary, United Nations, 8 July 2014

Presentations on regional preparation meetings as they relate to AMR5.00-6.00 pm, Tuesday 8th July 2014,Economic and Social Council Chamber, 1. It is my honour to present some key outcomes of the inaugural Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development ... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

ESCAP suggests Russia hosts one of its annual sessions

BANGKOK, July 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Dr. Shamshad Akhtar has proposed to hold one of the annual sessions in Russia, head of one of the UN regional commissions told ... [Published Itar Tass - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 3 reports

El Nino draws attention to Asia Pacific drought monitoring systems

It has recently been confirmed that there is a strong possibility that an El Nino event is going to impact global weather this year for the first time since the turn of the decade. Coming as the result of weakening trade winds over the tropical pacific, ... [Published Climate Action - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 3 reports

UN agency initiative strengthens drought monitoring and early warning in Asia-Pacific

Although drought is a “silent killer” in Asia and the Pacific, access to scientific information and knowledge remain a challenge for many countries in the region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said ... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Escap assures Pakistan of help in agri research

ISLAMABAD - The Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan held a meeting with the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Dr Shamshad Akhtar in Bangkok ... [Published The Nation Pakistan - Jun 28 2014]

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...terms of recent developments in logistics, the study's main findings remain salient today, even though the authors were quick to note that they are "not intended to be prescriptive... [But rather] to serve as a helpful resource which other ports... may follow."
"Now is the time for civil registrars to form their own community of practice--which continue to be highly effective in health and statistics sectors of CRVS strengthening. Peer networks are valuable platforms for knowledge exchange, advocacy, capacity building, and innovation,” explained Mark Landry, Team Leader, Health Information, Evidence & Research of WHO."
5. A regional preparatory session for the 2014 Annual Ministerial Review of the ECOSOC under the theme "Addressing on-going and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future" was also organized...
...Shamika Sirimanne, Director of ESCAP’s Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, "affected more than 1.3 billion people and caused damages of over $53 billion" over the past thirty years

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UN ESCAP chief reaffirms 60-year relationship d... [Published Thailand News and Press Releases - 4 hours ago]
Learning from the successes of Asia (Part 1) [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 23 2014]
KTC conducts educational activity Behind the Sc... [Published Thailand News and Press Releases - Jul 23 2014]
Will the BRICS Bank and Fund boost Global South? [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jul 22 2014]
Japan addresses key challenges facing the Asia-... [Published Spy Ghana - Jul 22 2014]
Joint Statement - Coordinated Assistance for Im... [Published World Customs Organization - Jul 22 2014]
El Hierro, first island in the world to be ener... [Published Japan Update - Jul 20 2014]
Civil Registrars Spearhead Efforts to Achieve U... [Published AlertNet - Jul 18 2014]
Presentation on regional preparation meetings a... [Published Noodls - Jul 17 2014]
HLPF-2 Summary | 30 June - 9 July 2014 | New Yo... [Published IISD - Jul 12 2014]
IMF external liquidity support still a possibil... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Jul 10 2014]
United Nations NGO releases Letters patent in S... [Published Prlog - Jul 09 2014]
First United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Jul 09 2014]
IISD RS @ HLPF-2 | Highlights for Monday, 7 Jul... [Published IISD - Jul 08 2014]
ESCAP suggests Russia hosts one of its annual s... [Published Itar Tass - Jul 07 2014]
He’s Royal [Published St Lucia Star - Jul 05 2014]
Alicia Bárcena Asks for Universalizing the Post... [Published CEPAL - Jul 04 2014]
IISD RS @ HLPF-2 | Highlights for Thursday, 3 J... [Published IISD - Jul 04 2014]
Chinese and Indian space satellites help region... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Jul 04 2014]
World: Climate Change an Issue of Intergenerati... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 04 2014]
El Nino draws attention to Asia Pacific drought... [Published Climate Action - Jul 03 2014]
UN initiative strengthens drought monitoring [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 03 2014]
UN forum tackles drought in Asia-Pacific [Published Business World - Jul 02 2014]
UN agency initiative strengthens drought monito... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - Jul 01 2014]
Minister Champika warns another EL Nino period [Published The Nation.lk - Jul 01 2014]
World: UN initiative strengthens drought monito... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 01 2014]
UN initiative strengthens drought monitoring an... [Published Eco-Business - Jul 01 2014]
Go for a green capital: expert [Published The Hindu - Jun 30 2014]
2014 is year of small island states [Published Times of Malta - Jun 29 2014]
Escap assures Pakistan of help in agri research [Published The Nation Pakistan - Jun 28 2014]
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World: Climate Change an Issue of Intergenerati... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 04 2014]
Source: UN Economic and Social CouncilCountry: occupied Palestinian territory, World ECOSOC/6635 Economic and Social Council High-Level Political ForumAM & PM Meetings As the Economic and Social Council wrapped up the first week of its inaugural high-level ...
UN initiative strengthens drought monitoring [Published Scoop NZ - World - Jul 03 2014]
Although drought is a “silent killer” in Asia and the Pacific, access to scientific information and knowledge remain a challenge for many countries in the region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said ...
UN agency initiative strengthens drought monito... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - Jul 01 2014]
Although drought is a “silent killer” in Asia and the Pacific, access to scientific information and knowledge remain a challenge for many countries in the region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said ...
World: UN initiative strengthens drought monito... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 01 2014]
Source: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificCountry: World Drought is a silent killer in Asia and the Pacific. While effective early warning systems for drought can help save lives and livelihoods, access to scientific information ...
World: Policymakers in Asia voice disaster risk... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 25 2014]
Source: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificCountry: World Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster prone region in the world. Rapid economic growth and population expansion, along with the impacts of climate ...
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