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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ASIA PACIFIC IN FIGURES 2001

Asia-Pacific in Figures 2001

6 Dec 2002
This statistical pocketbook contains an aggregate of data for fifty-six countries or areas on population statistics, social statistics, employment, energy, national accounts, external trade, central government expenditure by function, finance, production, prices, land use, transport and tourism. ...
PATHFINDERS TOWARDS FULL PARTICIP

Pathfinders

Towards Full Participation and Equality of Persons with Disabilities in the ESCAP Region

Series:
Social Policy Paper
14 Jun 2002
Since the inception of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, ESCAP has been conducting reviews of the progress in achieving the goals of the Decade, in particular, the implementation of the Agenda for Action. The Agenda for Action, and the strengthened targets developed at a 1997 revi...
ASSESS OF DRYLANDS & DESERT

Assessment of Drylands and Desertified Areas in the Islamic Republic of Iran

8 Mar 2002
This study analyzes the methods of evaluation and valuation of arid zone deserts in the Islamic Republic of Iran, where activities relating to desertification control originated 50 years ago. To gain a better understanding of the issues, the studies were focused on the Kashan area on the edge of ...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V31 #4

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, December 2001

31 May 2002
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.
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V16 #2 2001

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.16, No.2, June 2001

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 Mar 2002
Issued quarterly, this journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on critical issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on all aspects of population.
REDUCING POVERTY & PROMOTING

Reducing Poverty and Promoting Social Protection

Series:
Social Policy Paper
6 Dec 2002
This issue of the Social Policy Paper Series includes three papers. The first is an overview of regional implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration, primarily in the ESCAP Region. The second reviews current approaches to the concepts of poverty and vulnerability, particularly in the context of ...
WORKING TOWARDS SOCIAL INTEGRATION

Working towards Social Integration in the ESCAP Region

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002
The approach to several key issues related to social integration in the ESCAP region have undergone profound changes. Market-based solutions such as employment generation and skills training in the integration process have been examined as complementing government efforts. The role of non-governm...
REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE WTO

Regional Perspectives on the WTO Agenda

Concerns and Common Interests

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
21 Feb 2002
In the climate of great political uncertainty and economic slowdown, countries may be tempted to turn inwards by erecting protectionist barriers. Yet, there could not be a more important time to ensure that the openness of the world trading system is safeguarded and promoted. This compendium of p...
EXPORT COMPETITIVENESS SUSTAINED

Export Competitiveness and Sustained Economic Recovery

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
21 Feb 2002
Some of the critical long-term policy challenges that Asia and the Pacific region faces include how to manage globalization, how to extend the duration of the current recovery and how the poor can benefit from economic growth. This publication consists of a compendium of papers that offer some t...
POLICIES & PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER

Policies and Programmes for Older Persons in Asia and the Pacific

Selected Studies

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002
Asia and the Pacific is witnessing the fact that older persons are becoming a larger and more visible part of the economic, social and political landscape. In three parts, this publication focuses on the situation of older persons in the region. Part One provides a regional overview of older pers...
GOVERNANCE REINVENTED

Governance Re-invented

The Progress, Constraints, and Remaining Agenda in Bank and Corporate Restructuring in East and South-east Asia

31 May 2002
Wide-ranging reforms of the financial sector were undertaken by many developing economies in the ESCAP region, particularly in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The reforms were primarily designed to liberalize the then repressed state of financial intermediation – a condition widely perceived to ...
BULLETIN ON ASIA PAC PERSP 2001/02

Bulletin on Asia-Pacific Perspectives 2001-2002

Asia-Pacific Economies - Coping with New Uncertainties

21 Feb 2002
This inaugural issue of the Bulletin is a concrete manifestation of the concerted efforts that are being made to enhance the role and relevance of the secretariat in the ESCAP region. This publication has been created to focus on two main objectives. The first is to provide an assessment of the m...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V8 #2 12/2001

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.8 No.2, December 2001

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
31 May 2002
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publishing 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. This issue discusses the f...
MANAGING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Managing Sustainable Tourism Development

Series:
ESCAP Tourism Review
31 May 2002
A number of countries in Asia and the Pacific consider tourism to be an important vehicle for economic and social development. In order to sustain tourism, it is necessary for countries to address various issues arising from tourism's contribution to development in a comprehensive, systematic way...
STAT INDICATORS ASIA PACIFI V31 #3

Statistical Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, September 2001

21 Feb 2002
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.
ASIAN WOMEN FOR CULTURE PEACE

Asian Women for a Culture of Peace

Report of the Regional Conference, Hanoi (6-9 December 2000)

8 Mar 2002
This publication presents the papers from the regional conference, Asian Women for a Culture of Peace. This conference was organized to provide a forum for Asian women to share their visions, experiences and strategies on the themes of peace-building and non-violence. The main themes of the confe...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V16 #1 2001

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.16, No.1, March 2001

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 Mar 2002
Issued quarterly, this journal is an invaluable resource containing opinions and analysis by experts on critical issues related to population. It provides a medium for the international exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, technical information and data on all aspects of population.
WATER CONSERVATION GUIDE PROMOT

Water Conservation

A Guide to Promoting Public Awareness

Series:
Water Resources Series
21 Feb 2002
Water is our common treasure, which we have to hand on to the next generation. However, trends show a further increase of the pressure on freshwater resources in Asia and the Pacific due to a steady escalation in the amount of water used for daily life, agriculture and industries. In many countri...
SMALL INDUST BULLE FOR ASIA #31

Small Industry Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No.31

8 Mar 2002
The purpose of this bulletin is to promote an exchange of information among countries of Asia and the Pacific so that technological advances, improvements in management, organizational techniques and effective policy instruments to promote the growth and efficiency of small and medium-sized enter...
INDUSTRIAL & TECHN DEV NEWS #27

Industrial and Technological Development News for Asia and the Pacific

6 Dec 2002
This study reports on industrial progress in the Asia and Pacific region including public sector and privatization issues, regional cooperation, transfer of technology and human resources development. Also presented are tables on merchandise imports and exports of the region.
HUMAN RESOURCES DEV THE ASIA

Human Resources Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

Health, Education and Employment Attainments

21 Feb 2002
The data reviewed in this report indicate that the ESCAP region has made some remarkable achievements in the area of human resources development. Mortality in all countries is much lower than it was a few decades ago. Countries have expanded schooling, health care and employment in step with the ...
PRIVATIZATION PANACEA PALLIATIVE

Privatization

A Panacea or a Palliative

Series:
Development Papers
8 Mar 2002
Over the past couple of decades, privatization has featured prominently on the agenda of reforms in most developing countries. Yet its economic consequences have not been adequately researched. This volume reviews the existing literature with a focus on the impact of privatization on economic eff...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V8 #1 06/2001

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.8 No.1, June 2001

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
8 Mar 2002
The primary emphasis of the Journal is the publishing of empirically based, policy-oriented articles, which can engage the attention of policy makers, academics and researchers. The articles analyze development issues and problems relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. (The Asia-Pacific Development...
SOCIAL ASPECTS INTL LABOUR

Social Aspects of International Labour Migration in the ESCAP Region

21 Feb 2002
Migration has been an integral part of societies in Asia and the Pacific for as long as there have been populations living there. This publication reviews the social dimensions of international migration by looking at three key areas: the basic pattern of migration in the ESCAP Region; key social...
GDLNS & PRACTICES EVALUATION

Guidelines and Practices in Evaluation and Development of Industrial Minerals and Offshore Aggregates in Asia

Series:
Mineral Concentrations and Hydrocarbon Accumulations in the ESCAP Region
21 Feb 2002
Industrial minerals, unlike metallic minerals, are valued for their physical and chemical properties. A thorough knowledge of both properties is essential when designing laboratory evaluation programmes and in deciding which beneficiation methods are appropriate to meet industry specifications. T...
HIGH LEVEL REGIONAL MEETING

High-level Regional Meeting for Sustainable Development

8 Mar 2002
The role of energy has been widely recognized as central to achieving the goals of sustainable development. Unfortunately, as many as two billion people or almost one third of the world's population have no access to modern energy services. Ironically a majority of these people live in the Asia-P...