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ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V22 #2 2007

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.22, No.2, August 2007

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
22 May 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...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V14 #1 06/2007

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.14, No.1, June 2007

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
2 Jun 2008
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.
KEY ECONOMIC DEV & PROS ASIA 2008

Key Economic Developments and Prospects in the Asia-Pacific Region 2008

28 May 2008
Key Economic Developments and Prospects in the Asia-Pacific Region 2008 is the third publication in an annual series that provides an end-of-year review on the region’s economic performance in a rapidly changing global and regional environment. This year’s review highlights the fact that develop...
UNESCAP WORKING PAPERS 2007 #3

Impact of Living or Working Environments on Persons with Disabilities

Series:
UNESCAP Working Papers
14 Dec 2007
Persons with disabilities are often the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in the Asia-Pacific region. This paper assesses quantitatively the importance of living or working environmental constraints in people’s activity limitations in day-to-day work/school and participation restrictions.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNIC BULL #76

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No.76

Gender and Transport

22 May 2008
The Bulletin is an annual peer-reviewed journal of the Transport and Tourism Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It provides a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options and information on the development of transport infras...
TRADE STATISTICS IN POLICYMAKING

Trade Statistics in Policymaking

A Handbook of Commonly Used Trade Indices and Indicators

27 May 2008
The objective of this handbook is to be used as a reference in preparation of analysis of already available merchandise trade statistical information for assessment of various issues, discussion on negotiating positions and ultimately for conducting consultations. Indicators are grouped in the f...
SAVING FLAGSHIP SPECIES NORTH EAST

Saving the Flagship Species of North-East Asia

Nature Conservation Strategy of NEASPEC

2 Jun 2008
During 2005-2007, experts and officials of North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) member countries worked jointly on a nature conservation programme by identifying the flagship species of North-East Asia and developing a conservation strategy. The project ...
LOGISTICS SECTOR DEV PLANNING

Logistics Sector Developments

Planning Models for Enterprises and Logistics Clusters

20 Jan 2009
The study examines policy options relating to the establishment and further development of inland logistics centres and dry ports with an international role. It provides the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) secretariat with a solid base to engage in further research...
ACHIEVING THE HEALTH MILLENNIU

Achieving the Health Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

Policies and Actions within Health Systems and Beyond

14 Dec 2007
The report tracks the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia and the Pacific. It also analyses the barriers the region faces in making sustainable progress towards achieving the MDGs and the reasons for large-scale intra-country and inter-c...
ACCESS BASIC SERVICES FOR POOR

Access to Basic Services for the Poor

The Importance of Good Governance

Series:
Asia-Pacific MDG Study Series
2 Jun 2008
The 191 nations that signed the Millennium Declaration resolved to spare no effort to free the world from the dehumanizing condition of poverty. The progress in Asia and the Pacific by 2005 was mixed. The publication argues that achieving Millennium Development Goals is not simply about the money...
PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER & MIGRAT

Perspectives on Gender and Migration

From the Regional Seminar on Strengthening the Capacity of National Machineries for Gender Equality to Shape Migration Policies and Protect Migrant Women, Bangkok (22-24 November 2006)

20 Jan 2009
The report contains discussion papers and the Outcome of the Regional Seminar on Strengthening the Capacity of National Machineries for Gender Equality to Shape Migration Policies and Protect Migrant Women. It covers issues with which national machineries for gender equality may wish to become ac...
ASIA PACIFIC TRADE & INVEST V3 #1

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review, June 2007

22 May 2008
The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of timely information and research analysis on the new, emerging issues of trade, investment and enterprise development in Asia and the Pacific. Primarily aimed at government policymakers, rese...
AGRICULT TRADE PLANTING THE SEEDS

Agricultural Trade: Planting the Seeds of Regional Liberalization in Asia

A Study by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
14 Dec 2007
The objectives of the study are to map and analyse existing trade agreements in the region and their product coverage, particularly agricultural products, as well as associated tariff and non-tariff barriers and to derive implications and recommendations and guidelines for trade policy negotiatio...
SUSTAINAB INFRASTRUCTURE IN ASIA

Sustainable Infrastructure in Asia

Overview and Proceedings - Seoul Initiative Policy Forum on Sustainable Infrastructure (Seoul, Republic of Korea, 6-8 September 2006)

14 Dec 2007
The publication provides an overview of the current state of sustainable infrastructure in Asia with a view to helping policy makers identify the challenges and opportunities for Green Growth in the countries of the region. It provides regional experiences and points out the good practices that ...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V21 #3 2006

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.21, No.3, December 2006

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
29 Jun 2007
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 V21 #2 2006

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.21, No.2, August 2006

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
29 Jun 2007
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...
UNESCAP WORKING PAPERS 2007 #2

Longer Combination Vehicles (LCV) for Asia and the Pacific Region

Some Economic Implications

Series:
UNESCAP Working Papers
14 Dec 2007
Road transport is the most important mode of freight transportation in terms of output in almost all countries in the world, in particular in Asia and the Pacific region. Longer combination vehicles or vehicles with extended length and weight limits have the potential to make freight transport m...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V22 #1 2007

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.22, No.1, April 2007

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
14 Dec 2007
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...
TC YRBK 2006 TECHNICAL COOPERATION

Technical Cooperation (TC) Yearbook 2006

Technical Cooperation

14 Dec 2007
This third annual issue of the Technical Cooperation Yearbook reports on the contribution of ESCAP in assisting countries in Asia and the Pacific to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In recognition of the efforts underway to align the work of the United Nations system and that of it...
CHALLENGES OF THE LEAST DEVELOPED

Challenges of the Least Developed Countries

Governance and Trade

14 Dec 2007
The persistently high incidence of poverty, poor institutional capacity, inadequate human resources, low levels of economic and export diversification and inadequate infrastructure, melded with significant external debt burdens and decreased inflows of official development assistance, have coerce...
GENDER ASSESSMENT SELECTED E-BUSIN

Gender Assessment of Selected E-business and Strategies in Asia

The Case Studies of Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Thailand

Series:
Gender and Development Discussion Paper
29 Jun 2007
In light of the growing digital divide, there is a critical need to ensure that women have equitable access to the benefits and opportunities made possible by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). This paper presents a study on gender and e-business in Malaysia, the Philippines, the R...
1ST PARLIAMENT ASIA SIXTY YEARS

First Parliament of Asia, The

Sixty Years of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (1947-2007)

14 Dec 2007
Having been created in 1947, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is now 60 years old – and is entering its seventh decade at a time when the United Nations system as a whole is going through a period of reflection and reform. This book attempts to em...
HEALTH WITHOUT BORDERS IMPROVING

Health Without Borders

Improving Health and Reducing HIV/AIDS Vulnerability Among Long-distance Road Transport Workers through a Multisectoral Approach

14 Dec 2007
Long distance road transport workers are vulnerable to an array of health risks, including HIV/ AIDS. This report gives a detailed overview of the Health without Borders project, which aims to improve the health of long-distance transport workers by strengthening understanding of the health conce...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2007

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2007

Surging Ahead in Uncertain Times

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
29 Jun 2007
The region's oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social developments forecasts the external environment in Asia-Pacific to be less favourable in 2007, but sees continued dynamism despite risks of further oil price shocks, and a sharp depreciation of the US dollar. The Surv...