The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 14 January terrorist attacks in Jakarta, which resulted in the deaths of at least 2 civilians, as well as many more injured, for which ISIL has claimed responsibility. Continue reading
Asia-Pacific policymakers, together with business and civil society representatives from around 40 countries in the region, agreed to a landmark financing strategy to harness the region’s immense financial resources for inclusive and sustainable growth.
Endorsed at a high-level consultation organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the regional action plan on financing for development outlines ways to mobilize new and additional financial resources to transform the regional development landscape. Continue reading
“No region is better placed than Asia and the Pacific to shape the means of implementation for the post-2015 development agenda,” Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) told a high-level meeting on sustainable development financing in Jakarta today. “For too long there has been a great deal of talk, but now we are discussing the specifics of the financing framework, with concrete actions. Continue reading