In India since: December 2011
About: UNESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific, with a membership of 62 Governments, including 58 from the region. Established in 1947 with its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, UNESCAP serves as the highest intergovernmental regional platform to promote cooperation among member States for creating a more interconnected region working to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic and social development. It carries out work in the areas of macroeconomic policy, poverty reduction and financing for development; trade and investment; transport; environment and sustainable development; information and communications technology and disaster risk reduction; social development; statistics, sub-regional activities for development; and energy. UNESCAP also focuses on sub-regional activities to provide in-depth technical assistance to address specific key priorities, including poverty reduction and sustainable development, in the respective sub-regions.
Location: New Delhi
Focus Areas (Sub-regional office for South and South-West Asia): Inclusive and Sustainable Development, including Women’s Empowerment; Transport Connectivity and Regional Economic Integration; Regional Cooperation for Food and Energy Security; Regional Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction; Partnership for Development.
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Commerce and Industry
- Economic and Social Surveys of Asia and the Pacific and its year-end updates
- Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Reports (prepared jointly with other agencies)
- Statistical Yearbooks