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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
GDLNS FOR THE HARMONIZATION

Guidelines for the Harmonization of Navigation Rules and Regulations

Aids to Navigation

6 Dec 2002
The ESCAP region is naturally endowed with rich navigable rivers, lakes and canals. However, aids to navigation and an essential part of navigation rules and regulations have not been safely provided on many inland waterways of the region. This current publication demonstrates how the navigatio...
EVALUAT RPT IMPLEMENT ESCAP

Evaluation Report

Implementation of ESCAP Resolution 53/4 on the Elimination of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth in Asia and the Pacific

6 Dec 2002
The rising incidence of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and youth has caused considerable alarm in recent years. In April 1997, the sixty member governments of ESCAP adopted resolution 53/4 on the elimination of these plagues. The present report assesses the outcomes and impact...
HRD FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF PEOPLE

HRD for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities

Seven Innovative Approaches Submitted for the 2000 ESCAP HRD Award

31 May 2002
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) confers the ESCAP Human Resources Development Award annually in recognition of exceptional contributions made in the area of human resources development. This award distinguishes innovative and sustainable approaches to HRD in th...
TRAINING MANUAL ON INCREASING

Training Manual on Increasing Capacities in Trade and Investment Promotion

20 Dec 2002
The objective of this manual is to help member countries, particularly the least developed countries in Asia, to strengthen their capacity to address very complex issues of trade policy and trade promotion, allowing them to become increasingly stronger players in the global market place. It is i...
INTL MIGRATION EMERGING OPPORT

International Migration

An Emerging Opportunity for the Socio-economic Development of the ESCAP Region

Series:
Social Policy Paper
6 Dec 2002
This paper discusses the current approaches to international migration as an emerging social development issue that merits attention in the post-Copenhagen Declaration years. Special emphasis is devoted to variations in demographic dynamics and to their implications for social development in the ...
PLAN ACTION FOR SUSTAINAB TOURISM

Plan of Action for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Asian and Pacific Region

A Progress Report

31 May 2002
The Plan of Action for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Asian and Pacific Region (PASTA) aims to ensure long-term prosperity in the region by increasing the contribution of tourism through responsible action by governments and stakeholders at the national level, with supporting action at th...
DEV THE TRANS ASIAN RAILWAY NORTH

Development of the Trans-Asian Railway

Trans-Asian Railway in the North-south Corridor - Northern Europe to the Persian Gulf

31 May 2002
One of the main features of economic development in the last decade of the 20th century has been the globalization of markets, which brought with it increased demand for the unhindered movement of people, goods and services. The overall competitiveness in a global economy is impaired when transpo...
ASIAN HIGHWAY THE ROAD NETWORKS

Asian Highway

The Road Networks Connecting China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation and the Korean Peninsula

31 May 2002
The Asian Highway project was initiated in 1959 to promote an integrated sea, land and air transport system to facilitate regional and international trade and tourism. This report presents the findings of the “Study on the Road Network connecting China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federatio...
MULTISTAGE ENVIRO & SOCIAL IMPACT

Multistage Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Road Projects

8 Aug 2003
The construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads has caused environmental degradation worldwide. In order to control this problem in Asia, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) introduced Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) guidelines, to which the contra...
TRANSPORT & COMMUNIC BULL #71

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific

Governance for Sustainable Development in the Transport Sector, No.71

31 May 2002
The main objectives of the Bulletin are to provide a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options, and information on the development of transport infrastructure and services in the Asian and Pacific region; to stimulate policy-oriented research; and to increase awarenes...
SOCIAL DEV MNGMT INFO SYSTEM

Social Development Management Information System (SOMIS)

Experience and Lessons Learned

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002
This publication is a further step following the issuance in November 1999 of the publication entitled “Establishing a Social Development Management Information System: Issues and Perspectives”, with an emphasis on specific country experiences and broad recommendations. Part One presents the con...
GDLNS FOR LOCALIZING THE HABITAT

Guidelines for Localizing the HABITAT Agenda in Asia and the Pacific

8 Mar 2002
According to projections, the majority of the population in Asia and the Pacific region will live in urban areas by 2030. Most cities and towns cannot cope with the needs and demands of their current population and are unprepared for the unprecedented growth of the population that will occur duri...
URBAN GEOLOGY THE IMPACT OUR LIVES

Urban Geology and the Impact on Our Lives

Samples from Daily Life in Bangkok

Series:
Atlas of Urban Geology
14 Jun 2002
The Atlas of Urban Geology series is published by ESCAP in an effort to familiarize member countries with the outcome of a series of projects that are aimed at inducing central and local governments to make more efficient use of their own in-house expertise in earth sciences such as exists in nat...
ATLAS MINERAL RES ESCAP THAILAND

Atlas of Mineral Resources of the ESCAP Region

Mineral Resources of Thailand

Series:
Mineral Resources
6 Dec 2002
This publication evaluates the geological prospects, mineral resource potential and mineral development policy of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) member countries, and aims to assist the Government of Thailand in its current efforts to revitalize local economy ...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2002

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2002

Economic Prospects - Preparing for Recovery

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
14 Jun 2002
The strong economic recovery that had been under way in parts of Asia in 1999-2000 came to a halt this past year. This edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific reviews the efforts in the region to cope with the slowdown and the dislocations it has generated. It provides a...
OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLE FOR TOURISM

Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism Investment

A Case Study of the Republic of Korea and Reports from Selected Countries in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Tourism Review
31 May 2002
It is widely recognized that the tourism industry is making a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of many countries in the Asian and Pacific region. To facilitate the consideration and subsequent discussions of the issues, Part One of this publication reviews a major study ...
GENERATING EMPLOYMENT FOR RURAL

Generating Employment for Rural Women

Studies from Selected Central Asian Republics

21 Feb 2002
The last decade of the 20th century brought about enormous changes in the lives of the people in the Central Asian Republics. Within a short time-span the familiar elements of the economic and social make-up of those newly independent states were overhauled with the introduction of market princip...
TRAFFIC & TRANSP SUSTAINABLE

Traffic and Transportation for Sustainable Environment Mobility and Access

Application of a Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to Policy Development in the Rattankosin Area of Bangkok

31 May 2002
It is now recognized that transport policies and plans produced through the traditional top-down approach tend to over-emphasize the supply-side traffic engineering solutions, while ignoring the importance and cost effectiveness of demand management and other approaches which are more participato...
DEV PLANNING MARKET ECON

Development Planning in a Market Economy

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
14 Jun 2002
The economy of Cambodia is at a cross-road. A measure of political stability has been restored after years of turmoil. This provides an environment for determined efforts to accelerate economic development. At the same time, the country is in a process of transition from a centralized, command-or...
STRENGTH POLICIES PROGRAM SOCIAL

Strengthening Policies and Programmes on Social Safety Nets

Issues, Recommendations and Selected Studies

Series:
Social Policy Paper
31 May 2002
Several years following its breakout in mid-1997, the impact and devastating consequences of the regional economic crisis still linger on. In response to this crisis, the affected countries set up social safety nets to cushion the impact of the shock on their people. However, as experience shows,...
TRANSPORT & COMMUNIC BULL #70

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific

Logistics for the Efficient Transportation of Domestic Goods, No.70

31 May 2002
The main objectives of the Bulletin are to provide a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options, and information on the development of transport infrastructure and services in the Asian and Pacific region; to stimulate policy-oriented research; and to increase awarenes...
ACCESSION TO THE WORLD TRADE

Accession to the World Trade Organization

Issues and Recommendations for Central Asian and Caucasian Economies in Transition

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
31 May 2002
This publication contributes to the general understanding of the World Trade Organization accession process. It is targeted to countries with economies in transition and all other countries that are currently in the accession process or contemplating to start the membership application formalitie...
APPLICATION OF GEOGRAPH INFO

Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Integrated Assessment and Management of Mineral Resources in North-east Asia

Series:
Mineral Resources Assessment, Development and Management Series
31 May 2002
A vast amount of data is available on the mineral resources of North-East Asia. A large number of institutes, universities and research organizations as well as national geological surveys are utilizing this data for purposes of mineral resources development, planning and management. However, th...
INTEGRATING GEOLOGY IN URBAN

Integrating Geology in Urban Planning

Series:
Atlas of Urban Geology
14 Jun 2002
The Atlas of Urban Geology series is published by ESCAP in an effort to familiarize member countries with the outcome of a series of projects that are aimed at encouraging governments to make more efficient use of their own in-house expertise in earth sciences such as exists in national geologica...
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...