Asia and Pacific: UN-hosted meeting urges more action on 'people-centred' cities

Less talk and more action are needed to make cities in the Asia and Pacific region more liveable and friendly for residents, according to the mayors and other government officials who participated in a United Nations-backed meeting this week in Bangkok, Thailand.

Terror attacks on US will hurt Asia-Pacific anti-poverty drive, UN official says

The recent terrorist attacks against the United States will cause an economic downturn in Asia and the Pacific, complicating efforts to eradicate poverty there, according to a senior United Nations official in the region.

At UN-backed meeting, eminent leaders explore new economic agenda for Asia

The Bangkok-based United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) played host today to a brainstorming session that brought together leading regional experts to explore a new agenda for the Asian continent in the 21st century.