ORGANISATION

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is the regional arm of the United Nations Secretariat for the Asian and Pacific region.

Its funcions include:

  • promoting economic and social development through regional and subregional cooperation and integration
  • serving as the main economic and social development forum within the United Nations system for the UNESCAP region
  • formulating and promoting development assistance activities and projects commensurate with the needs and priorities of the region while acting as an executing agency for relevant operational projects
  • providing substantive and secretariat services and documentation for the Commission and its subsidiary bodies
  • carrying out studies, research and other activities within the terms of reference of the Commission
  • providing advisory services to governments at their request
  • developing and executing programmes of technical cooperation
  • coordinating UNESCAP activities with those of the major departments/offices of the United Nations at Headquarters and specialised agencies and intergovernmental organisations

Its website offers access to:

  • media centre: includes press releases, a calendar of meetings and events, UN links, and an audio-visual gallery
  • programmes: leading to the websites of UNESCAP's different programmes and subprogrammes, which include:
    • poverty and development
    • statistics
    • trade and investment
    • transport and tourism
    • environment and sustainable development
    • information, communication, and space technology
    • emerging social issues
  • UNESCAP publications: searchable by author, category, country, economic sector, subject, and UNESCAP division
  • jobs

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