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On bikes and on foot, with trikes, pushcarts and more, informal waste pickers are an active and persistent feature of waste management systems across the Asia-Pacific region. Daily waste pickers make…

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If the world wants to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic need attention: digitalization and regional…

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In New York this September, the High-level Dialogue on Energy will be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations at a summit level. In the first global energy meeting under a UN mandate…

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The adoption of the Paris Agreement (“PA”) in December 2015 created the opportunity to use legal instruments for climate action. To reach the strategic objective of limiting global warming to 1.5°C,…

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Throughout history, zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from animals to humans) have made their marks in human history. For example, the bubonic plague, which was transmitted from rodents, is…

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Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana - Executive Secretary

Bringing countries together is the cornerstone of what ESCAP does. Once we can achieve consensus on the issues at stake, the next…

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H.E. Millicent Cruz-Paredes - Ambassador of the Philippines to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP

”Building Back Better” requires robust cooperation at the…

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Ms. Tiziana Bonapace - Director, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division

Asia and the Pacific has emerged from a period of colonialism to a dynamic region with a development process…

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Developing a trade information portal (TIP) – a website that provides easy access to information about a country’s regulations and procedures to&nbsp…

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) can significantly contribute to the sustainable development of both home and host countries in several important ways: through expanding access to…