Current Style: Standard
Issue: Gender Equality
Issue: HIV and AIDS
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Asia-Pacific governments have concluded three days of high-level talks here by endorsing a road map based on greater regional cooperation to fast-track progress towards meeting global commitments on the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals.
The Regional Stakeholder Consultation for the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012 was held from 14 to 16 December 2011 in Bangkok.
Issue: Make The Right Real
Launching of "Make the Right Real" Campaign in the Philippines at the commemoration of the 2011 International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2 December 2011, Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, the Philippines
Launching of the "Make the Right Real" campaign in the Philippines during the commemoration of the 2011 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2 December 2011, Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Manila, the Philippines
The Asia-Pacific region is preparing for the 10 year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), which will culminate in an Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting in 2012. To better support governments' efforts in the review and appraisal, ESCAP, in cooperation with the China National Committee on Ageing, organized a Preparatory Meeting from 22 to 24 November 2011 in Beijing.
Papua New Guinea is expected to be the latest country in the Asian and Pacific region to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability, the first ever disability-specific human rights treaty which entered into force in 2008. The pledge by the Government that Papua New Guinea would ratify the Convention in May 2011 was made at the Stakeholders’ Meeting on Reviewing the Implementation of the Second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (2003-2012), held from 28 to 29 March 2011 in Port Moresby.
Issue: Gender Equality
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – The Asia-Pacific region, which is confronted with a number of conflicts, needs to recognize more fully the central role of women in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding processes, a forum, organized here by the United Nations said.
Some 500 children and youth from across Thailand, many with disabilities, assembled at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand today, together with national artists, teachers and volunteers for the launch of a UN initiative to promote an inclusive and barrier-free society. Former Thai Prime Minister, Mr.