Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

A commission established by the United Nations to foster economic and other cooperation among states in Asia, Oceania and the South Pacific. The United States and several European countries also participate. It was founded in 1947.
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In the report, ESCAP identified four distinct "hotspots" across the region, where fragile environments are converging with critical socioeconomic vulnerabilities with disastrous consequences.
The report also points out that many of the region's disaster hotspots extend across national boundaries and proposes a set of regional policy actions to be implemented through the Asia-Pacific Disaster Resilience Network, supported by ESCAP.
She then noted that ESCAP will cooperate in increasing clean energy, developing renewable energy, and drawing support from regional countries, while stressing considerable importance of other regions' practice and experience and political and business support in setting up Northeast Asian integrated power system and expanding regional cooperation.
Ready for the Dry Years proposes three priority areas of intervention for Escap and Asean-strengthening drought risk assessment and early warning services, fostering risk financing instruments that can insure communities against slow-onset droughts, and lastly, enhancing people's capacities to adapt to drought.
Timely interventions now can reduce the impacts of drought, protect the poorest communities and foster more harmonious societies,' said UN under-secretary-general and executive secretary of Escap Armida Alisjahbana.
Ready for the Dry Years proposes three priority areas of intervention for ESCAP and ASEAN -- strengthening drought risk assessment and early warning services, fostering risk financing instruments that can insure communities against slow-onset droughts and lastly, enhancing people's capacities to adapt to drought.
With medium-to-long term prospects depending on structural transformation and broad-based productivity, the ESCAP report cautions countries against shifting from their traditional agriculture-base to one in which services play a dominant role, while bypassing the manufacturing sector.
In accordance with the ESCAP resolution 71/11 adopted in 2015, APDIM is established in Iran with the aim of reducing the risk and the negative impact of disasters in Asia and the Pacific by enhancing capacities of the regional countries and organizations in disaster information management.
The 'Trade and Investment Report 2018' released by ESCAP on Wednesday, says employment losses will be 66 per cent higher for unskilled workers, compared with those for skilled workers.
29 -- A new initiative to advance women's entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific was launched on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday (28 September), by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with financial support from Global Affairs Canada.
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation will host the 45th session of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)/UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Panel on tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea next month.
Data obtained from the report published by the WHO and ESCAP calculations show that road traffic crashes resulted in some 733,000 deaths on Asia-Pacific roads in 2013, which account for more than 58 per cent of the 1.25 million global road traffic deaths that year.