28 March 2022 marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. To commemorate the occasion, a yearlong campaign was launch in April 2021 at the 77th session of the Commission to highlight the achievements of ESCAP since 1947 and its role in shaping the future of regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific.
Since its founding ESCAP has served as the regional hub of the United Nations, promoting cooperation among countries and ensuring that economic, social and environmental challenges are met with sound research, policy development and technical assistance so all member States can meet their sustainable development ambitions.
With still much to accomplish, ESCAP remains steadfast in its commitment to deliver essential services to its 53 members and nine associate members so that the next 75 years and beyond are better than today.
The event to kickoff the 78th session of the Commission is expected to bring together an audience of all ages from around Asia and the Pacific to:
· Reflect upon the work of ESCAP over the past 75 years;
· Raise further awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals and emphasize a fairer recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises;
· Inspire young people to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and to build a more inclusive and resilient “new normal.”
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