Asia-Pacific region

‘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.

News in Brief 12 April 2018

  • OPCW inspectors confirm ‘high purity’ toxic chemical used in Salisbury
  • In Security Council phone calls, UN chief expresses ‘deep concern’ over Syria
  • FAO Directer-General urges Asian and Pacific countries to ‘bring the fight’ against hunger ‘back on track’
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News in Brief 06 December 2017 (AM)

Air pollution affecting 17 million babies, mostly in South Asia: UNICEF

Nearly 17 million babies under a year old are living in areas where outdoor air pollution is higher than international limits which potentially is putting their brain development at risk.

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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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