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Asia-Pacific policymakers call for ‘whole-of-society’ response to build back better from crises in the region

Policymakers from 50 Asian and Pacific countries called for a “whole-of-society” response to COVID-19 and encouraged coordinated action across the region to mitigate the...

UN Report: SDGs can guide Asia and the Pacific to build back better

The Asia-Pacific region must accelerate progress everywhere and urgently reverse its regressing trends on many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve its ambitions by...

UN ESCAP: Sustainable energy key to building back better from COVID-19

The Asia-Pacific region’s move towards a sustainable, low-carbon energy future is now more critical than ever as it builds back better together from the...

ASEAN approves guidelines to support response and recovery of road freight transport

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States will have new tools to help them address issues related to road freight transport caused...

UN ESCAP: Trade and investment ‘indispensable’ to post-COVID recovery in Asia and the Pacific

International trade and investment, and resilient supply chains are indispensable for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, high-level delegates stressed this week at the Seventh...

United Nations launches a Women Enterprise Recovery Fund

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from...

Sharp declines in trade and FDI but Asia-Pacific performs better than rest of the world in 2020

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with increasing trade tensions and an already slowing global economy, have paved the way for the world’s...

4th South Asia SDG Forum Asks Countries to Partner Up for Recovery from COVID-19

The 4th South Asia SDG Forum organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Maldives'...

Business leaders support multilateralism at Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2020

Eminent business leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region have expressed strong support for multilateralism and regional cooperation as well as increased public-private partnerships to...

Young voices inspire sustainable development action at UN75 regional commemoration

The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis...

Asia-Pacific countries endorse action plan to strengthen social protection

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have endorsed an action plan pledging to collectively step up regional cooperation for social protection – a timely move...

ESCAP Report: Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report released today...

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