Asia-Pacific’s poorest countries ready to advance on intellectual property – UN official

The Asia-Pacific’s poorest countries stand to improve enormously from being part of a streamlined and clear intellectual property system, a senior United Nations official says in a call to government ministers from across the region to help their countries achieve their full potential.

Asia-Pacific must re-think trade-led development, says UN

Asia-Pacific exports are on the upswing, but the region must use trade to create jobs and alleviate poverty, according to a new United Nations report.

UN-backed agreement on Asian, European integrated rail systems to go into effect

An agreement aimed at linking railroad systems of 28 countries in Asia and Europe goes into effect this week, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) announced today.

Asia-Pacific population growth falls to lowest of developing regions – UN report

The Asia-Pacific region’s annual population growth has fallen to 1.1 per cent, the lowest rate among the world’s developing regions, according to a statistical snapshot released today by the United Nations.

UN's Asia-Pacific commission ends session with call to reduce region's disparities

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ended its annual session today in Bangkok with a call to bridge the region's poverty gap.