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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Promoting regional cooperation for inclusive and sustainable development in South and South-West Asia
Regional Conference on Strengthening Transport Connectivity and Trade Facilitation in South and South-West Asia (
09 December 2013
- 10 December 2013 ) NEW
Policy Dialogue on Economic and Transport Development in Border Areas of eastern South Asia (
04 December 2013
- 05 December 2013 )
Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation, Connectivity and Inclusive Development in South and South-West Asia (
28 November 2013
- 29 November 2013 )
South Asia Policy Dialogue on Women's Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (
27 November 2013
Third Technical Workshop on Afghanistan's Accession to the World Trade Agreement - WTO Agreements in Agriculture, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade and Trade Remedies (
28 October 2013
- 29 October 2013 )
The establishment of the South and South-West Asia Office of ESCAP in New Delhi comes in the wake of the United Nations Secretary-General's pledge to strengthen the development pillars of the United Nations (namely, economic wealth shared, social gains secured and gifts of the earth protected).
It also follows from ESCAP’s endeavour to further enhance its assistance to member States with regards to the formulation and implementation of inclusive and sustainable development policies aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Inaugurated in December 2011, ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office (ESCAP-SSWA) serves 10 countries in the subregion, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
The work programme of ESCAP-SSWA covers analytical and normative work, policy support and advocacy, technical assistance and capacity building activities, along five priority areas, as per the mandate received from ESCAP member States:
- Inclusive growth, accelerating achievement of the MDGs, structural change and job creation, women’s empowerment, social protection, the post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development
- Strengthening connectivity, trade and transport facilitation, and regional economic integration
- Regional cooperation for food and energy security
- Regional cooperation for disaster risk reduction
- Assisting LDCs and LLDCs in implementation of the Istanbul and Almaty Programmes of Action.
Find out more from our programme of work and activities from the below public information materials.
Islamic Republic of Iran