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The Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management.
UN report calls for urgent actions to tackle rising urban disasters in Asia-Pacific
UN report finds disasters taking heavy toll on economic development in Asia-Pacific
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 23 October 2012 - A UN Report released today at the opening of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk reduction shows that Asia and the Pacific is paying a huge price for extreme weather events which are now impacting negatively on the continent's economic development.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – The top United Nations official in the Asia-Pacific region today expressed grave concern over the unprecedented loss of life and livelihoods caused by heavy monsoon rains and tropical storms in South-East Asia and reiterated continued United Nations support to affected countries in improving resilience to natural disasters.
Date: 1 July 2011
Press Release No: G/27/2011
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Asia-Pacific countries ended three days of talks at a United Nations forum here today, agreeing to work more closely together on disaster risk reduction and make this central to national development strategies.
High food prices prevented nearly 20 million people emerge from poverty in Asia and the Pacific
ESCAP study warns food inflation can delay MDG 1 achievement by 5 years
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Information Services) - High food prices prevented 19.4 million people in the Asia-Pacific region from climbing out of poverty last year and persisting food and oil inflation can keep up to an extra 42 million people poor in the region, a new United Nations study released today said.
An assessment by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) warns that rising …
Press Release No: G/58/2010
Regional High-Level Expert Group Meets to Reduce Flood Disaster Risk in PakistanBangkok (UN ESCAP Information Services) -- After unprecedented floods in Pakistan killed 1,974 people, damaged 1.65 million houses, and destroyed 2.24 million hectares of crop land earlier this year, the United Nations has continued to partner with of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to help the country increase flood resiliency.
The Regional High-Level Expert Group Meeting, organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United …
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United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction and ASEAN Disaster Management Day
Strengthening Regional Cooperation towards Hospitals Safety
14 October 2009
Hospitals and health facilities are in the frontline when floods, hurricanes, cyclones, and earthquakes strike. It has been estimated that, for not integrating disaster risk reduction and safety measures as part of their design, construction and functionality, more than 90,000 hospitals and other health facilities in the world's 49 least …
Project in Partnership with China to be launched in Beijing on 24 August
Beijing (UN/ESCAP Information Services) - In the continuing effort to assist Asia-Pacific countries to combat food insecurity, the United Nations is partnering with China to promote hybrid rice technology in 12 developing countries in the region.
The project, Extension of Hybrid Rice Cultivation Technology for Food Security in the Asia-Pacific Region through South-South Cooperation, will be officially launched on 24 August in Beijing by Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the …
Press Release No: G/31/2009
ESCAP study proposes actions by Asia Pacific to improve food security
Bangkok (UN/ESCAP Information Services) - Any recovery from the current economic crisis will be incomplete if the related food crisis is not addressed, says a new UN study.
The report, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific, was launched today by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - the regional arm of the UN.