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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...

Bhutan Issues First Sovereign Bond to Meet Fiscal Financing Needs to Fight COVID-19

The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its first sovereign bond to support the economy in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while diversifying financial...

UN Report: Fisheries and tourism most promising sectors to support Pacific small islands’ recovery

Small island developing States (SIDS) in the region must take better advantage of their vast ocean resources and blue economy to accelerate sustainable development,...

UN forum calls for greater investments in statistics to ensure no one, nowhere is left behind post COVID-19

Increasing investments in official statistics as well as empowering users will be a crucial factor to support post-pandemic socio-economic recovery in the Asia-Pacific region,...

ADB, ESCAP Discuss Stepping up Cooperation in addressing COVID-19 crisis

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana...

UN Seeks to Build Transport and Trade Resilience in wake of COVID-19

A new joint UN project is seeking to help governments and businesses keep transport networks and borders operational and facilitate the flow of goods...

COVID-19 Response: IRENA and ESCAP work together in Asia-Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will work together to...

New UN report reveals slow progress on SDGs in Asia-Pacific

There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends,...
SDGs

Asia-Pacific not on track to achieve any Sustainable Development Goal by 2030

On its current trajectory, Asia and the Pacific will not achieve any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a...
Agriculture Machinery

Regional UN training promotes conservation agriculture to address land degradation and declining yields

Policy makers, practitioners and researchers from 15 countries across the region wrapped up a four-day training in Cambodia underscoring the need for appropriate agricultural...

Asia-Pacific AI for Social Good Summit held by Google & UN ESCAP

Google and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the National Science, Technology and Innovation...
Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific gathers to take stock of ambitious development targets

Diverse views on human rights, population, migration and urbanization, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and sustainable development merged into a remarkable global consensus,...

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