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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Connecting the subregion

Promoting regional cooperation for inclusive and sustainable development in South and South-West Asia

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Background

The establishment of the South and South-West Asia Office of ESCAP in New Delhi comes in the wake of the United Nations Secretary-General's pledge to strengthen the development pillars of the United Nations (namely, economic wealth shared, social gains secured and gifts of the earth protected).

It also follows from ESCAP’s endeavour to further enhance its assistance to member States with regards to the formulation and implementation of inclusive and sustainable development policies aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Inaugurated in December 2011, ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office (ESCAP-SSWA) serves 10 countries in the subregion, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
The work programme of ESCAP-SSWA covers analytical and normative work, policy support and advocacy, technical assistance and capacity building activities, along five priority areas, as per the mandate received from ESCAP member States:

Find out more from our programme of work and activities from the below public information materials.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Bhutan
India
India
Iran
Islamic Republic of Iran
Maldives
Maldives
Nepal
Nepal
Pakistan
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Turkey
Turkey