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The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Wild Elephants Have Man for Lunch in Thailand

An 73-year-old owner of a pineapple plantation in eastern Thailand's Chachoengsao province was killed by two wild elephants early Monday, according to local media....
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Thailand: 5 Africans apprehended as illegal immigrants

Five African males have been arrested in Thailand on charges of illegal entry and using fake passports, according to the Center for the Suppression...
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Thailand Storm Pabuk Leaves 3 Dead as 34,000 People Evacuate

Tropical storm Pabuk has killed three people and prompted an evacuation of more than 34,000 villagers in southern Thailand, a senior government official said...
A baby Asian elephant explores the surroundings in the enclosure of Singapore's Night Safari, June 28, 2016. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) (zw)

Thailand: Driver dies after a crash with an elephant

A driver was killed when his pickup truck crashed into an elephant on a dark forest road in northeastern Thailand, reports said on Thursday. ...

Governments: Brainstorm over climate change issues in Bangkok

Against the backdrop of severe and record heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and floods across the world, governments held a supplementary meeting in Bangkok to prepare...
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President of Ghana’s Badminton Resigns from Africa’s presidential race

Mr. Yeboah Evans, President of the Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG) made a last minute withdrawal from the race for the presidency of the...
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Asia-Pacific Countries agree to handle inequalities

At the close of a high-level UN policy forum in Bangkok today, political leaders and senior government officials recommitted themselves to tackling rising inequality...
Asia-Pacific

Bangkok: political leaders converge to discuss increasing inequality gap in Asia-pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 74th session in Bangkok today, with a strong call...
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Fresh UN Report challenges Asia-Pacific to work hard towards achieving SDGs by 2030

Countries in Asia and the Pacific have made inroads towards achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, but progress remains uneven...
Asia-Pacific

Bridging the economic statistics gap for SDGs

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week (APES) closed today in Bangkok with a strong focus on strengthening the capability of Member States to produce...
Asia-Pacific

UN Report says improving economic growth depends revenue mobilisation

Mobilizing financing for development remains a fundamental priority in the Asia-Pacific region. The robust growth registered by the region in 2017 and promising prospects...
Asia-Pacific

Accelerating sustainable development in Asia-Pacific calls for strong partnership

Future technologies and innovative financing have the potential to transform and accelerate sustainable development, but better policies and regulation are needed to ensure all...
Asia-Pacific

ESCAP’s new platform on social protection unveiled

An innovative online platform that supports countries to build inclusive social protection systems through dynamic and interactive functions was launched today in Bangkok by...
Asia-Pacific

Social protection systems crucial to realizing Asia-Pacific’s Agenda 2030

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must build resilience to natural hazards and invest in social protection systems if the region is to achieve...
Asia-Pacific

APFSD advise on identifying resilient and sustainable region

The fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) closed at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok today with a call for greater regional collaboration...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (5th L) attends the 19th summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of China-ASEAN Dialogue Relations, in Vientiane, Laos, Sept. 7, 2016. (Xinhua/Gao Jie)

Southeast Asian Countries Urged to Maintain Speed on Achieving ASEAN Vision 2025 and UN...

ASEAN countries will need to accelerate efforts to promote economic, social and environmental advancement towards the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the UN 2030...
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Thai Airways Will No Longer Allow Overweight Passengers in Business Class

Thai Airways International plans to install new seat belts with airbags in the business class cabins of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets but...
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UN Says Asia-Pacific Policy Priority Should Fall In Line With Achieving SDGs

Economic conditions in Asia-Pacific remain stable, supported by stronger-than-expected performances in some of the region’s larger economies and steady performance in most smaller ones. Deepening...
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UN Charge Public to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls

Actions are needed now more than ever to prevent and respond to violence against all women and girls, underscored United Nations representatives at the...
Asia-Pacific

Ministers conference draws the path to Asia-Pacific’s economic cooperation and integration

Ministers and high-level officials in Asia-Pacific have committed to advance regional economic cooperation and integration (RECI) to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda...

Bangkok Forum Speaks for Effective Measures for Sustainable Development

Countries from Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Western Asia gathered this week at a United Nations forum in Bangkok to explore opportunities for scaling up youth...

Bonn Meeting Task Countries to Reach Global Goals on Climate

Countries from Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle-East, met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, to explore...
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UN Official Demands Entrepreneurship Development of Women

A senior United Nations official on Monday called for greater efforts to enhance women’s economic participation and entrepreneurship across Southeast Asian economies. Speaking at the...
Migration

Countries expected to act on new UN migration agenda

The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, opened in Bangkok this week with a call for...
Asia-Pacific

UN Dhaka Meeting Enhance Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made great strides towards implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) at a United Nations led meeting in...

Asia-Pacific Trade, Investment Week ends with an echo for Liberalization Policies

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week closed at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) headquarters in Bangkok today,...

UN out with a new global data-set in attempts to implement paperless trade

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), together with all four other United Nations regional commissions for Africa...

UN Predicts An Uncertain Future for Asia-Pacific Trade

The trade outlook for the Asia-Pacific region is positive for this year but some uncertainties are forecast for 2018, the United Nations Economic and...
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ESCAP-China partnership Seeks to Promote Asia-Pacific’s PPP

China and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to strengthen Public Private...
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ESCAP, Korea Advise Governments on Innovative Financing Systems for Agenda 2030

A new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with the Science...