Asia-Pacific region

Trade can play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, says UN report 

Economies in the Asia-Pacific region need to urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including to maintain their trade competitiveness as carbon taxes at borders threaten to rise, according to a new United Nations report.  

News in Brief 1 June 2021

  • 90% are going hungry in Tigray, warns WFP
  • UNHCR urges great support for equitable COVID vaccines
  • Warmer temperatures soon as La Niña ends: WMO
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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: COP25 latest, Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ, Asia-Pacific malnutrition, rights in Egypt

A recap of some of Wednesday’s stories: Italy and Mexico take action on climate education; defending Myanmar from genocide accusations; malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region; the 2020 Palestinian aid plan launched; UN experts on Egypt; and tapering off residual criminal tribunals.

News in Brief 11 December 2019

  • Malnutrition sweeping Asia-Pacific region
  • Palestinian aid plan for those in ‘greatest need’
  • Egypt: UN experts fight for Coptic Christian rights defender
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‘Colossal human loss’ threatens Asia, Pacific as hunger fight stalls – UN agencies

Well over half the world’s undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a critical part of the global push to end extreme hunger and malnutrition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), cautioned a new United Nations report on Friday.

Violence against women “pervasive” in Asia-Pacific region

Violence against women is “pervasive” in the Asia-Pacific region despite laws to prevent it, according to a senior official from the United Nations gender agency, UN Women.

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Asia-Pacific productivity "under threat and needs reform”

The Asia-Pacific region is an economic powerhouse but urgently needs to rethink its economic strategy if it’s to stay that way, UN experts said Thursday.

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Population growth in Asia-Pacific presents “huge opportunity”: UN

The Asia-Pacific region must create more and better jobs to turn its population challenges into an opportunity, a new

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