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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Promoting regional cooperation for inclusive and sustainable development in South and South-West Asia
Call for applications: Training for South Asian scholars on Labour Economics - Theories, methodologies and research issues, Deadline 15 September 2014 (
01 December 2014
- 13 December 2014 ) NEW
Invitation to ESCAP Commission session high-level events live webcast screening in New Delhi (
04 August 2014
- 08 August 2014 )
Asia-Pacific Leaders Convene to Boost Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity in the Region (
21 July 2014
Managing Information efficiently, key to reduce disaster risk and build resilience in South and South-West Asia (
17 April 2014
Expert Group Meeting on Capacity Development for Disaster Information Management in South and South-West Asia (
16 April 2014
- 17 April 2014 )
ESCAP, ITC join forces to support Afghanistan's WTO Accession (
27 March 2014
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:
- Inclusive growth, accelerating achievement of the MDGs, structural change and job creation, women’s empowerment, social protection, the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development
- Strengthening connectivity, trade and transport facilitation, and regional economic integration
- Regional cooperation for food and energy security
- Regional cooperation for disaster risk reduction
- Assisting LDCs and LLDCs in implementation of the Istanbul and Almaty Programmes of Action.
Find out more from our programme of work and activities from the below public information materials.
Islamic Republic of Iran