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 Oct 24 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

UN's ESCAP hails China-proposed infrastructure bank

By Kim Soo-yeonSEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) welcomes China's proposal to create a new regional investment bank that will help infrastructure development and promote sustainable ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 17 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

ESCAP ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AN : Asia-Pacific celebrates United Nations Day 2014

Indonesian wins UN4U photo contest on gender equalityThe United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. This was Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's key message on United Nations Day 2014. In his statement today, the Secretary-General ... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Protecting rights of older people in our region

Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, participated in the Workshop on the Social Integration and the Rights of Older Persons in the Asia-Pacific Region held in Bangkok, Thailand.Jointly organised by the United Nations Economic and ... [Published Noodls - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

UN body joins effort to build Asian info superhighway

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is leading an effort to build a terrestrial information superhighway in the region that will increase the availability of international bandwidth and lower its prices in ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

[Press Release] Foreign Minister and UN ESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad..

1. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met with Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), who is visiting the ROK, on October 21 and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the ROK ... [Published Maekyung - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Kazakhstan invited nearly 140 countries to participate in EXPO-2017

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan has invited 136 countries to take part in the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana, according to head of the international relations department of National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" JSC Nurbek Yerge ... [Published Kazinform - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

ABUGA 2014: Summit on saving lives kicks off ABU General Assembly week

A two-day summit on Saving Lives: Preparing for Disasters has opened this year's week of events in the run-up to the ABU's 50th anniversary General Assembly in Macau.Opening the conference on Disaster Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific, the Union's Secretary-General ... [Published Noodls - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

The CIA Escape and Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents to be prepared for everything and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.The bag looks like a Maxpedition M-2 Waistpack . Here's ... [Published Lifehacker - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Real moves to lower carbon use in Asia

THE landmark climate summit convened by the United Nations secretary-general last month in New York was unprecedented in terms of the participation of leaders, the private sector and a range of other stakeholders.The level and scale of enthusiasm it generated ... [Published Shanghai Daily - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

'Korea's leadership key to sustainable development in Asia'

By Lee Hyo-sik Shamshad Akhtar Korea has a key leadership role to play in ensuring the success of the post-2015 development agenda across the Asia-Pacific region, said the top United Nations (UN) official for Asia and the Pacific on Sunday.During a week-long ... [Published Korea Times - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Closing in on cheaper broadband

Countries in the region agree to set up working group for planned information superhighwayInternet: More affordable internet is one step closer for the Asia-Pacific, especially landlocked countries like Bhutan, after countries in the region agreed to ... [Published Kuensel Online - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Escap accord for cheaper internet

Affordable and reliable internet for everyone in Asia-Pacific is one step closer to reality, as policymakers have agreed to amend the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway intergovernmental agreements, says the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia ... [Published Bangkok Post - Oct 18 2014]

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"This kind of exposure is invaluable to North Korean officials as well as to the future of that country" Akhtar added, without elaborating on ESCAP's possible future programs for the North
"As we look to the future, our United Nations family here in Bangkok must ensure that, working together as one UN, we help to drive the change for Asia and the Pacific, making sustainable development more inclusive and caring for all our people" said Mr. Murata
"There was consensus among participants that a new convention would play a vital role in supporting and supplementing domestic frameworks by clarifying rights and specifying issues" , said Commissioner Ryan
He also stressed that the invitations had been signed by the President and the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. "I believe that it means that participation of those countries in the EXPO-2017 event is of paramount importance for Kazakhstan" he added

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UN's ESCAP hails China-proposed infrastructure ... [Published Yonhap News Agency - 17 hours ago]
ESCAP ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA A... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 24 2014]
Protecting rights of older people in our region [Published Noodls - Oct 24 2014]
(Yonhap Interview) U.N. ESCAP hails China-propo... [Published Yonhap News Agency - Oct 24 2014]
UN body joins effort to build Asian info superh... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 23 2014]
FIATA Fédération Internationale de : WORLD CONG... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 23 2014]
FIATA Fédération Internationale de : 15 October... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 23 2014]
[Press Release] Foreign Minister and UN ESCAP E... [Published Maekyung - Oct 23 2014]
Kazakhstan invited nearly 140 countries to part... [Published Kazinform - Oct 23 2014]
ABUGA 2014: Summit on saving lives kicks off AB... [Published Noodls - Oct 23 2014]
The KOREA IT TIMES’ Interview with the Korea In... [Published KOREA IT TIMES - Oct 21 2014]
The CIA Escape and Evasion Survival Bag [Published Lifehacker - Oct 21 2014]
Real moves to lower carbon use in Asia [Published Shanghai Daily - Oct 20 2014]
Online tax returns may begin in 2016 [Published Dhaka Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
'Korea's leadership key to sustainable developm... [Published Korea Times - Oct 19 2014]
Closing in on cheaper broadband [Published Kuensel Online - Oct 18 2014]
Escap accord for cheaper internet [Published Bangkok Post - Oct 18 2014]
ESCAP to help bridge APAC's broadband divide [Published telecomasia.net - Oct 17 2014]
Asia-Pacific Countries Pledge To Lower Internet... [Published Eurasia Review - Oct 17 2014]
Superhighway planned for Asian internet [Published Bangkok Post - Oct 17 2014]
Would Britain’s trade be freer outside the EU? [Published Centre for European Reform - Oct 16 2014]
ESCAP ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA A... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 16 2014]
CBD COP 12 | Highlights for Wednesday, 15 Octob... [Published IISD - Oct 15 2014]
Next leap for regional connectivity [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Oct 13 2014]
Message from Manila [Published Bangkok Post - Oct 13 2014]
Summary of the Seventy-fifth Session of the UNE... [Published IISD - Oct 12 2014]
Cyclone Hudhud: What’s in a name? [Published Gulf News - Oct 12 2014]
Sri Lanka holds Asia-Pacific Business Forum nex... [Published Colombo Page - Oct 10 2014]
Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on Inter... [Published IMF - Oct 10 2014]
India now seeks tele-transit, not bandwidth [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 09 2014]
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Would Britain’s trade be freer outside the EU? [Published Centre for European Reform - Oct 16 2014]
In the ‘Brexit’ debate, there are two ideas that simply will not die, however much evidence is thrown at them.The first is that Britain could leave the EU and then opt back in to those areas of the single market that it liked. The CER’s commission on ...
World: Reaffirming commitment to small island d... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Source: UN General AssemblyCountry: World DEV/3112 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 7th & 8th Plenary Meetings (AM & PM) ‘ Samoa Pathway’ Document Calls for Building Resilience, Increased Partnerships Renewing commitment ...
World: Civil society engagement key to achievin... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 28 2014]
Source: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificCountry: World Members of national and international civil society groups put forth their collective voice in Bangkok today to support universal registration of births, deaths and marriages ...
UN Asia-Pacific forum calls for inclusive, job-... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - Aug 07 2014]
With 743 million people in Asia and the Pacific still desperately poor, it is essential that growth be sustainable, inclusive and job-generating, declared the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as it kicked off ...
Asia-Pacific developing countries see ‘subdued’... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - Aug 06 2014]
Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing yet another year of subdued economic growth, marking the third successive year of growth below 6 per cent, according to the annual flagship publication of the United Nations Economic and Social ...
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