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Established in 1947 with its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. With 53 Member States and 9 Associate Members, the region is home to 4.1 billion people, two thirds of the world’s population.

ESCAP focuses on some of the region’s greatest challenges including: Macroeconomic Policy, Financing for Development, Energy, Transport, Environment and Development and Social Development.

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Closing the Gap – Ensuring inclusiveness and Equality in Bangkok

A report by Helen Yang, Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), Taiwan Region Helen Yang from SIA Taiwan Region was invited by PPSEAWA (Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association) Thailand to participate in the 75th session of the United Nations ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific) and CoNGO’s

Where are All the Women?

A blog by Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok and Past President, Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS) "According to the Global Gender Gap Report, the world has closed 68 percent of its gender gap.1 The 21st century has seen women making significant headway especially in the areas of

Social Protection for Gender Equality

A blog by Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok. "The theme of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) focuses on social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls. Women’s right

Why is Social Protection so Important for Women?

At the Committee for Social Development Fifth Session held in Bangkok from 28-30 November 2018, the Committee deliberated on strategies for strengthening social protection in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific. Here Dr. Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok, Thailand writes

Ending Hunger in the World: Why the Female Factor?

A blog by Dr. Theresa W Devasahayam, SI UN Representative (Bangkok) and Secretary of Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS) "The last century has seen an explosion in population. A pressing concern is the accessibility to food as more people are added to the world. Since the 1950s, the Green Revolution

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