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Jan 16, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through gender lens impact investing in Asia.

Jan 15, 2021

Final Target Setting Protocol raises curtain on release of individual member targets

Geneva, 14th January 2020 – Following the hottest year on record in 2020, thirty-three of the world’s largest investors have committed to setting and reporting on 2025 targets to support the transition to net-zero greenhouse...

Jan 11, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), the Government of Canada, and Visa Inc. have launched a ‘Women Enterprise Recovery...

Dec 28, 2020

As part of its support to strengthen wildlife law enforcement and protection in the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided essential equipment and supplies to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to boost its work in combating wildlife trafficking...

Dec 28, 2020

A mobile app which tells the inhabitants of rural China if their water is safe to drink, has won a young woman from Beijing a top UN environmental award.

Xiaoyuan Ren has developed MyH2O, a data platform that provides information about the quality of groundwater in villages across the country, so residents...

Dec 12, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – While much of the attention this year has been focused on protecting populations as well as the socio-economic impacts and recovery needed, high-level officials from across the Asia-Pacific this week called upon countries to address the environmental roots of the COVID-19 pandemic to further...

Dec 05, 2020

ShelterTech accelerator in Southeast Asia seek to boost entrepreneurial innovations, with emphasis on COVID-19 solutions

Dec 04, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today extended its congratulations to Vanuatu on its graduation from least developed country (LDC) status - 35 years after its inclusion in the category - calling it a major development milestone for the Asia-...

Nov 20, 2020

Habitat marks more than 35 million people served since 1976 as it releases its 2020 annual report, noting additional strides in housing advocacy, microfinancing, community reinvestment

Nov 20, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses around the world, governments are relying on geospatial information, digital solutions and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven risk analytics to enhance community resilience. A new United Nations report released today highlights how space and geospatial...

Nov 20, 2020

Bishkek (ESCAP news) – Countries participating in the United Nations Special Programme for Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) have recognized the need for a more integrated approach towards structural economic transformation in order to build back better while staying on track to achieve the Sustainable Development...

Nov 14, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread socio-economic impacts and disruptions across Asia-Pacific, high-level officials called for a rethink on the future development of sustainable transport connectivity and mobility in the region at the sixth session of the Committee...

Oct 30, 2020

Addressing non-communicable diseases reduces COVID-19 deaths

Berlin, Germany -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- Today, at the World Health Summit, health ministers from Myanmar and Rwanda presented national strategies and costed action plans to reduce deaths from non-communicable diseases. These strategies and action...

Oct 30, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – As countries strive to build back better post COVID-19, sustainable urbanization can make cities change agents on solving the persistent problems of climate crisis, unsustainable resource use, widespread inequality, discrimination and injustice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Oct 28, 2020

International and local Students, Innovators, and Startups to Compete in Providing Innovative Solutions for People Working in the Humanitarian Field

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, October 27th 2020: The Dubai Future Council for Humanitarian Aid Initiative in collaboration with the Dubai International...

Oct 23, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have today endorsed an action plan pledging to collectively step up regional cooperation for social protection – a timely move as governments are striving to protect people from unprecedented economic and social development setbacks wrought by the COVID-19...

Oct 09, 2020

The World Food Programme has been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Problem:

• The world is moving in the wrong direction: hunger is on the rise. 690 million people are hungry and nearly all the world’s major food crises (10 out of 13 of them) are driven by conflict.

• Conflict and...

Oct 06, 2020

For the first time in decades, Afghanistan has an opportunity for peace. The United States agreement to withdraw foreign troops and negotiations between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban set the stage to end the bitter conflict.

Oct 03, 2020

Chief executives of 110 companies in Thailand on Wednesday, have signed up to a new set of UN principles on women’s economic empowerment, pledging to improve gender equality in the boardroom, equal pay for equal work, and safer and more inclusive workplaces.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs),...

Sep 22, 2020

Young adult volunteer group ASEZ WAO (Save the Earth from A to Z — We Are One Family) has been awarded with a Certificate of Gratitude at the Manila Bay-ani Awards. This follows ASEZ WAO’s previous Manila Bay cleanup efforts, such as participation in the 2019 Battle for Manila Bay and a separate cleanup drive in...