United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Commission économique et sociale des Nations Unies pour l'Asie et le Pacifique (CESAP)
Comisión Económica y Social de las Naciones Unidas para Asia y el Pacifico (CESPAP)

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URL: http://www.unescap.org/

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Founded

1947-03-28

History

28 Mar 1947, provisionally, by Resolution 37 (IV) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, as United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) -- Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Asie et l'Extrême-Orient (CEAEO) -- Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para Asia y el Lejano Oriente (CEPALO). Present name adopted 1 Aug 1974 by ECOSOC Resolution 1895 (LVII), to reflect the much broader developmental goals and geographical reach that it had by then acquired. Its mandate was broadened further in 1977 by the General Assembly which recognized ESCAP and other regional commissions as the main general economic and social development centres within the United Nations system for their respective regions and as executing agencies for inter-country development projects in their own right. Previously also known under the acronym UNESCAP. A regional commission of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN).

Aims

Original mandate: assist in regional reconstruction efforts of countries devastated by war. This mandate was subsequently broadened to encompass development issues in general. Programmes and projects aim to stimulate growth, improve socio-economic conditions and help build the foundations of modern society. Mission Statement: reduce poverty, manage globalization and address emerging social issues.

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Structure

Commission meets annually at ministerial level. Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission (APCR), composed of members and associate members. Thematic Committees (3): Managing Globalization; Poverty Reduction; Emerging Social Issues. Special Bodies (2): Least Developed and Landlocked Developing Countries; Pacific Island Developing Countries. Secretariat, comprising Office of the Executive Secretary, including United Nations Information Services and LDC Coordination Unit, and 10 Divisions/Centres: Trade and Investment Division (TID); Environment and Sustainable Development Division (ESDD); Poverty and Development Division (PDD); Emerging Social Issues Division (ESID); Transport and Tourism Division (TTD); Information, Communication and Space Technology Division (ICSTD); Statistics Division (SD); Programme Management Division (PMD); Administrative Services Division (ASD); K-XK0051 - UNESCAP Pacific Operations Centre (UN/EPOC).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XE4177

Last News

2019

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