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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2009

Disability at a Glance 2009

A Profile of 36 Countries and Areas in Asia and the Pacific

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Disability at a Glance
28 Apr 2010
The publication provides a snapshot of disability statistics and information in the region, particularly with regards to the population of persons with disabilities, the definition of disability, and national policy, programmes and institutional mechanisms on disability matters. The compilation s...
BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILENCE

Building Community Resilience to Natural Disasters through Partnership

Sharing Experience and Expertise in the Region

22 Jan 2009
The Project was launched in support of post-tsunami and earthquakes recovery efforts of affected and vulnerable communities in South-East Asia. This paper summarizes the project outcomes and consolidates the experiences and lessons learned from Governments in the region. It also presents comparat...
PACIFIC REGIONAL RPT REGIONA STAKE

Pacific Regional Report, A

Regional Stakeholders' Consultation and Planning Workshop on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Sexual Abuse in the Pacific 19-21 November 2007 Suva, Fiji)

11 Jun 2009
The report contains presentations of stakeholders from Cook islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu brought together to review key findings from the situation analyses of Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and Child sexual abuse (CSA), to share...
UNVEILING PROTECTIONISM REGIONAL

Unveiling Protectionism

Regional Responses to Remaining Barriers in the Textiles and Clothing Trade

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2009
Textile and clothing comprise a unique industry in the global economy and it is the most protected of all manufacturing industries, both in developed and developing countries. This publication is compound by different studies about protectionism in textile and clothing industry. In Part I there a...
EOR 2008 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
 2008

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 24 May 2007-30 April 2008, Economic and Social Council Official Records, 2008 - Supplement No.19


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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
3 Feb 2009
The annual report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, which covers the period from 24 May 2007 to 30 April 2008, was adopted unanimously by the Commission at the fifth plenary meeting of its sixty-fourth session, on 30 April 2008. The Commission adopted 10 resolutions ...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V23 #1 2008

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.23, No.1, April 2008

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
15 Jan 2009
Issued three times a year, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on important issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on al...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V22 #3 2007

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.22, No.3, December 2007

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
2 Jun 2008
Issued three times a year, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on important issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on al...
TRAINING MANUAL DISABILITY STATIST

Training Manual on Disability Statistics

22 Jan 2009
This training manual intends to enhance the understanding of the International Classification of Functioning,Disability and Health (ICF) based approach to disability measurement. It provides an overview of the ICF framework as well as guidelines on how to operationalize the underlying concepts of...
IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Improving Employment Opportunities in Pacific Island Developing Countries

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Small Island Developing States Series
27 Mar 2008
This regional study reviews the labour market in selected countries of the Pacific, the policies which are currently in place and current labour market operations as a result of these policies. It also contains country case studies of Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu. Also incl...
ENHANCING PACIFIC CONNECTIVITY

Enhancing Pacific Connectivity

The Current Situation - Opportunities for Progress

2 Jun 2008
Many parts of the world, including part of Asia and the Pacific, have begun to benefit significantly from improved telecommunications infrastructure and services. Small island developing State in the Pacific sometimes feel left out of such developments. This report assesses the current state of c...
ENERGY SECURITY & SUSTAINABLE DE

Energy Security and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

21 Jan 2009
Over the past few years, energy security and sustainable development have moved up the global agenda. There are two main reasons for this: first, the impact of high and often volatile energy prices; second, concerns over environmental sustainability and particularly about the global climate. Both...
TRANSPORT & COMMUNIC BULL #77

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific

No.77 - Container Transportation by Railways

2 Jun 2008
Traditionally, most Asian countries have relied on maritime transport for their export and import trade. However, the continuing evolution of containerization along with the successful implementation of various land transport infrastructure development projects at the sub regional and regional l...
FUTURE WITHIN REACH 2008 REGIONAL

Future Within Reach 2008, A

Regional Partnerships for the Millennium Developments Goals in Asia and the Pacific (Folder set includes book, overview booklet, CD-ROM and Delivering as One - Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Road Map 2008-2015)

22 Jan 2009
This is the third in a series of regional reports on the Millennium Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific region. It assesses the prospects of reaching the goals and targets, highlighting the potential gaps and indicating how these can be filled. It also looks at the potential for adding value to...
ROLE REGIONAL COOPERATION BUSI

Role of Regional Cooperation: Business Sector Development and South-South Investment

Business Sector Development and South-South Investment

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
2 Jun 2008
This publication contains two papers that examine emerging issues in the field of business development among the developing Asia-Pacific countries and suggest some possibilities for regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific. The first paper explores a role for regional (and subregional) cooper...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2007

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2007

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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
21 May 2008
The monitoring of social, economic and environmental development requires the use of data that is comparable across countries and over time. For the first time in its 50-year history, the Yearbook presents data compiled from global sources maintained by Untied Nations agencies and other internati...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2008

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2008

Sustaining Growth and Sharing Prosperity

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
21 May 2008
This sixtieth anniversary edition is the most comprehensive annual review of economic and social developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The Survey forecasts the external environment in the region, provides warning signals and policy options and recommendations. This issue forecasts lower growt...
TRADE FACILITATION BEYOND THE MULT

Trade Facilitation Beyond the Multilateral Trade Negotiations

Regional Practices, Customs Valuation and other Emerging Issues

22 May 2008
This publication brings together the main research outputs produced by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), and its members and partners, between April 2006 and January 2007. The book includes 10 chapters that introduce the concept of trade and facilitation beyond the...
TOWARDS COHERENT POLICY FRAMEWORKS

Towards Coherent Policy Frameworks: Understanding Trade and Investment Linkages

Understanding Trade and Investment Linkages

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Jan 2009
As economic integration continues, the distinction between domestic and international issues becomes more tenuous. Enhancing coordination and coherence among international trade, investment and domestic policies is of increasing importance for developing countries of the Asia-pacific region to co...
REVIEW DEV TRANSPORT ASIA 2007

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2007

Data and Trends

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Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
17 Oct 2009
The biennial publication Review of Developments in Asia and the Pacific provides a review of progress made in the transport sector in the ESCAP region. This year the Review is published in two complementary books: Special Issue on the Busan Ministerial Conference on Transport; and Data and Trends...
FUTURE TRADE RESEARCH AREAS THAT

Future Trade Research Areas that Matter to Developing Country Policymakers

A Regional Perspective on the Doha Development Agenda and Beyond

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
2 Jun 2008
The volume is a collection of papers presented at the Post-Doha Research Agenda for Developing Countries in October 2006 that was aimed to identify important areas for trade policymaking in developing and least developed countries, independently of the actual outcome of the Doha Round. The public...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V14 #2 12/2007

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol. 14 No.2, December 2007

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
11 Jun 2009
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publication of empirically based, policy-oriented articles, which can engage the attention of policy makers, academicians and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.
ASIA PACIFIC IN FIGURES 2006

Asia-Pacific in Figures 2006

28 May 2008
This pocketbook contains statistical data for fifty-eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The data covers population, social indicators, employment, energy, national accounts, external trade, government expenditure, finance, production, prices, land use, transport and tourism.
GUIDE TO CLEAN DEVELOP MECHANISM

Guide to Clean Development Mechanism Projects Related to Municipal Solid Waste Management, A

Climate Change Action in Asia and the Pacific - Lessons Learned and Policy Implications

2 Jun 2008
This guide has been published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific to draw attention of the local administrations and Governments in order to explain generally what the Kyoto Protocol and clean development mechanism scheme consists of; identify the environ...
MILLENNIUM DEV GOALS PROGRESS 2007

Millennium Development Goals, The

Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2007

Series:
Asia-Pacific MDG Study Series
2 Jun 2008
This report is the latest update to the 2006 report on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia and the Pacific region. It assesses whether countries are on or off track for the various indicators. It also looks at intra-country disparities, concentrating on so...
ECO EFFICIENCY A PRACTICAL PATH

Eco-efficiency

A Practical Path to Sustainable Development - A Reference for Eco-efficiency Partnership in North-East Asia

2 Jun 2008
North-East Asian economies face the serious challenge of sustaining the economic and social progress it has achieved without overdrawing its natural capital beyond their restorative capacity or does not become sinks for the residuals produced. This publication covered discussions on an alternativ...