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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
EOR 2009 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2009

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 1 May 2008-29 April 2009, Economic and Social Council Official Records, 2009 - Supplement No.19


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Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
20 Oct 2009
The sixty-fifth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific was held against the backdrop of an economic crisis, food/fuel price volatility and climate change, a triple threat that could roll back development gains. The implications of this triple threat for the Asia-Pa...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2009

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2009

Trade-led Recovery and Beyond

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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
23 Apr 2010
When the economic crisis hit Asia and the Pacific in the course of 2008, exports and economic growth rates tumbled while unemployment rose sharply and results for 2009 look set to be even worse. The objective of this report is to sensitize policymakers to various trade policy tools which could be...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V16 #2 12/2009

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.16 No.2, December 2009

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
26 Aug 2010
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. The Asia-Pacific Developm...
BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS GUIDE

Business Process Analysis Guide to Simplify Trade Procedures

23 Aug 2010
The Guide offers a simple methodology to elicit, document, and analyze the existing “as-is” business processes involved in international trade, as well as aid in developing recommendations to further improvement. It suggests a set of practical steps and activities, from setting the scope of the b...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V16 #1 06/2009

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.16 No.1, June 2009

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Asia-Pacific Development Journal
22 Apr 2010
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. The Asia-Pacific Developm...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V24 #1 2009

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.24, No.1, April 2009

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Asia-Pacific Population Journal
8 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...
GLOBAL ECON & FINANCIAL CRISIS

The Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Regional Impacts, Responses and Solutions

17 Oct 2009
What started as a financial crisis in the US has quickly unfolded into an economic crisis that now threatens to roll back the development gains of the last decade and may precipitate a human tragedy in many parts of the developing world. The analysis presented in this report provides a regional ...
STRENGTHENING LIFE SKILLS POSITIVE

Strengthening Life Skills for Positive Youth Health Behavior

An Overview and Discussion Paper

23 Apr 2010
Life skills education, using the peer-to-peer approach, can effectively promote youth health and protect young people from HIV, drugs, sexual abuse and other threats. This publication draws on experiences, lessons learned and recommendations from the 2005-2009 UNESCAP project “Strengthening Life ...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2009

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009

Addressing Triple Threats to Development

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
11 Jun 2009
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009 analyses how three global crises of 2008 – Great Recession in developed countries, food and fuel price volatility and climate change - threaten the development in the Asia-Pacific region. The publication also talks about subregional vari...
INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES SANITATION

Institutional Changes for Sanitation

Discussion Paper on the Institutional Changes Required to Achieve the MDG Target on Sanitation

11 Jun 2009
This report presents the institutional progress made in selected member countries towards achieving sanitation goals, as reported in an Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)-led survey. Institutional progress consists of changes in administrative, legal and financial rul...
TSUNAMI EARLY WARN SYST INDIAN

Tsunami Early Warning Systems in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia

Report on Regional Unmet Needs

19 Oct 2009
This Study contains an update of the original “Report on Regional Needs and Recommendations: Tsunami Early Warning Systems (TEWS) on the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia”. The Study aims to guide the policy and programming of the Fund as well as other initiatives in this area of work. There has be...
SUSTAINAB AGRICULT & FOOD SECURITY

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

19 Oct 2009
The study is focused on the impact food insecurity on the Asia-Pacific region and how to deal with it. Access to food and not the supply of food is central to food security. Thus, Governments need to develop and strengthen social protection programmes and improve the availability of food at the n...
IMPACT TRADE FACILITAT EXPORT

Impact of Trade Facilitation on Export Competitiveness

A Regional Perspective

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
26 Apr 2010
This study is aimed to identify the major issues Asian developing countries must address to enhance export competitiveness through trade facilitation. The paper is composed of four parts. Part 1 examines the definition and scope of trade facilitation; part 2 presents the concept of export competi...
HIV & AIDS IN ASIA & PACIFIC

HIV & AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

A Review of Progress Towards Universal Access

11 Jun 2009
This background paper reviews progress made in the Asian and Pacific region in line with international commitments, with particular attention to the Universal Access targets developed for low and concentrated epidemic countries in Asia and the Pacific through regional and civil society consultati...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2008

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review, 2008

17 Oct 2009
The seventh issue of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Review begins with a special brief on termites in the trade system, followed by five research articles. The articles cover the topics on the rise of China; the main global IT services hub; East and South-East Asian free trade agreements; ...
GREENING GROWTH IN ASIA & PACIFIC

Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development - Taking Action on the Regional Implementation Plan for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, 2006-2010

26 Jun 2009
The book explains three basic principles of Greening growth: quality of economic growth, eco-efficiency of economic growth, and environmental sustainability vis-á-vis environmental performance; and four pillars of Green growth: eco-tax reform, sustainable infrastructure, the greening of business ...
SOCIAL SERVICES POLICIES & FAMIL

Social Services Policies and Family Well-being in the Asian and Pacific Region

11 Jun 2009
Family structure, functions and values are experiencing unprecedented changes in Asia and the Pacific. The impacts of globalization, urbanization, migration and social transformation are among the contributory factors. The report puts together the findings emanated from the project entitled “Enha...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V15 #2 12/2008

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol.15 No.2, December 2008

Series:
Asia-Pacific Development Journal
17 Oct 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.
EMERGING TRADE ISSUES FOR POLICYMA

Emerging Trade Issues for Policymakers in Developing Countries in Asia and the Pacific

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Studies in Trade and Development
11 Jun 2009
This is the second volume arising from the Macao Regional Knowledge Hub research workshop series associated with an ESCAP project under the same name. This volume combines 11 chapters under five parts: Rethinking trade for developing countries; Trade and production sharing; Trade in services; Tra...
STAT YRBK ASIA PACIF 2008

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008

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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
17 Oct 2009
This is the second issue of the new Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific. Rich in information content, the Yearbook includes data, charts and a textual overview of well over 200 indicators, covering all spheres of the work of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, a...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V23 #3 2008

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.23, No.3, December 2008

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
11 Jun 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...
STRIVING TOGETHER ASEAN THE UNITED

Striving Together

ASEAN and the United Nations

26 Jun 2009
Like all other international organizations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had to adjust to a rapidly changing global environment – which also involves realigning itself with other institutions and groupings of countries, including the United Nations. The purpose of this study is ...
DISCUSSION PAPER ON ENHANCING COMM

Discussion Paper on Enhancing Community Resilience to Natural Disasters

Lives of Children and Youth in Aceh

17 Oct 2008
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific conducted training workshops in Indonesia as part of the efforts to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters such as the 2004 Tsunami. In this discussion paper, special emphasis is given to orphans, separated children and...
ASIA PACIF DEV JRNL V15 #1 06/2008

Asia-Pacific Development Journal Vol. 15 No.1, June 2008

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.
IMPLEMENTING THE MONTERREY CONSENS

Implementing the Monterry Consensus in Asia and the Pacific

Issues, Challenges and Action

11 Jun 2009
The Asia-Pacific region has made substantial progress in confronting the challenges of financing for development since the adoption of the Monterrey Consensus in 2002, but challenges remain, especially in the context of the changing economic and financial landscape. Many of these development chal...
ASIA PACIF POP JRNL V23 #2 2008

Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol.23, No.2, August 2008

Series:
Asia-Pacific Population Journal
11 Jun 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...