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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
IMPROVEMENT OF TRANSPORT & LOGIS

Improvement of Transport and Logistics Facilities to Expand Port Hinterlands

Policy Guidelines

11 Jun 2004
This report evaluates the impact due to the development of intermodal transport network and logistics facilities on hinterland penetration of ports. The report identifies infrastructure and institutional problems that limit opportunities of ports in Asia to serve expanded hinterland, and features...
EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION & ECON

Export Diversification and Economic Growth

The Experience of Selected Least Developed Countries

Series:
Development Papers
11 Feb 2005
It is generally agreed that export diversification in terms of both non-traditional and traditional commodities is critical to growth and development in small, low-income economies such as least developed countries (LDCs). This publication provides an empirical examination of the export diversif...
TRAINING MANUAL ON OPERATIONAL ASP

Training Manual on Operational Aspects of Multimodal Transport

11 Jun 2004
The theory and practice of cargo consolidation, multimodal transport operations, Non Vessel operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and multimodal transport corridor routing, are some of the topics examined in this manual. The manual is designed to broaden ones knowledge on issues related to the operati...
YOUNG PEOPLE PARTNERS IN HIV/AIDS

Young People

Partners in HIV/AIDS Prevention

11 Jun 2004
Young People – Partners in HIV/AIDS Prevention presents an overview of the vulnerability of today’s youth to HIV/AIDS infection. It explains the Life Skills Approach and explains how it is designed to enhance young people’s competency in responsible decision-making to minimize high-risk behaviour...
YOUNG PEOPLE & SUBSTANCE USE

Young People and Substance Use

Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation

7 Oct 2005
This guide contains training tools for developing and implementing substance use prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programmes for young people. It is intended for those who are in a position to help address substance use issues among young people as well as in meeting the needs of young pe...
END USE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

End-use Energy Efficiency and Promotion of a Sustainable Energy Future

Series:
Energy Resources Development Series
3 Nov 2005
The growing demand for energy has become a serious concern to the global community due to dwindling fossil fuel resources and the environmental impact of unsustainable consumption and production patterns. Though some steps have been taken to incorporate energy efficiency in many sectors, there re...
REGIONAL ROADMAP TOWARDS INFO

Regional Road Map towards an Information Society in Asia and the Pacific

27 Aug 2004
This publication presents the outcomes of the expert group meeting, which discussed the set up of a regional road map towards an information society in Asia and the Pacific. It contains the strategies that were formulated, the benchmarks that were established, and discusses the methods of impleme...
POPULATION & DEV SELECTED ISSUES

Population and Development

Selected Issues - Population and Poverty in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
Asian Population Studies Series
28 May 2004
The Asian and Pacific region is characterized by extreme diversity in terms of population and development. Various demographic, economic, sociocultural and political situations have influenced population policies and poverty reduction initiatives. This study analyzes the links between population ...
FOCUS ON ABILIY CELEBRATE

Focus on Ability, Celebrate Diversity

Highlights of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 1993-2002

Series:
Social Policy Paper
28 May 2004
The progressive steps that are being taken at the national, sub-regional and regional levels to fulfill the objectives of the first Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons are examined in this publication. Special emphasis is placed on the work of development self help organizations created ...
CURRENT ISSUES ON INDUSTRY TRADE

Current Issues on Industry, Trade and Investment

11 Jun 2004
This annual publication contains four expert papers on the efforts of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to reduce poverty and manage globalization. The papers cover the topics of: foreign direct investment and technological capability building, trade finance inst...
COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING ASIA

Combating Human Trafficking in Asia

A Resource Guide to International and Regional Legal Instruments, Political Commitments and Recommended Practices

27 Aug 2004
This resource guide identifies the international and regional legal instruments that can be used to combat the trafficking in persons and other related forms of exploitation such as human rights, slavery and slavery-like practices, migration, labor and gender. It also provides recommendations to ...
STATISTICAL INDICATORS FOR ASIA

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, September 2003

25 Jun 2004
Issued four times a year, this publication provides data for assessing demographic and economic trends in countries and areas of the Asia and the Pacific region. Data presented for multiple years on a month-by-month basis, facilitate comparative studies.
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL

Commercial Development of Regional Ports as Logistics Centres

28 May 2004
Rotterdam and Singapore are case studies in this report on strategies and guidelines for developing ports into advanced regional and national logistics centers. Changes in business practices and commercial development are described, and major functions, facilities and operations are reviewed.
GROUND BENEATH OUR FEET A FACTOR

Ground beneath Our Feet, The

A Factor in Urban Planning

Series:
Atlas of Urban Geology
11 Jun 2004
The status of urban geology in more than 25 member countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific is reviewed in this series, which discusses the application of geology to urban planning.
ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE RISK

Adolescent Substance Use

Risk and Protection

11 Jun 2004
This publication looks at ways of planning and delivering effective treatment and rehabilitation programmes for adolescent substance users in the Greater Mekong Subregion and beyond. It examines issues such as treatment approaches to youth drug use, successful intervention, treatment and aftercar...
HNDBK REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Handbook on Reproductive Health Indicators

5 Dec 2003
This Handbook provides a list of reproductive health indicators that are essential to assess, monitor and evaluate reproductive health programmes. It is hoped that the Handbook will be a useful tool for planners, policy makers and researchers who are involved in the implementation of reproductiv...
CRITICAL ANALYSIS URBAN POLICIES

Critical Analysis of Urban Policies and Their Impact on Urban Poverty Eradication

A Review of Tools, Techniques and Practices

5 Dec 2003
This Review is a part of an ongoing effort by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to examine and illustrate the main issues for tackling urban poverty in the cities of Asia and the Pacific. It discusses the concerns that have emerged within the context of urban pov...
COMBATING COMMERC SEXUAL EXPLOI

Combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth in Asia

Directory of Organizations

11 Jun 2004
This book is a directory of organizations working to combat the sexual exploitation of children and youth in Asia. The publication is intended to assist psychosocial and medical service providers in identifying existing services in the field and to help victims gain access to these services. For ...
MIGRATION PATTERNS & POLICIES ASIA

Migration Patterns and Policies in the Asian and Pacific Region

Series:
Asian Population Studies Series
5 Dec 2003
This study is based on background papers presented at the Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Migration and Development, held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2001. The main purposes of the meeting were to review migration trends and patterns in the region, examine the policies and programmes on mig...