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Increasing productivity key to revive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Along with the economic slowdown progress in poverty reduction is slowing inequalities are rising and prospects of decent employment are weakening

POOR. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

PH ‘strong performer’ in 2015

May 14, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific forecasts a 6 5 economic growth for the country this year

Climate talks: From momentum to action in Asia Pacific

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:54 AM

Moving the climate frontier from negotiations and commitment to real action is not only urgent but also opens a new window of sustainable development opportunity for all

Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

'Haiyan,' 3 others removed from int'l typhoon names list

Feb 26, 2014 - 5:23 PM

The names Haiyan Utor Fitow and Sonamu are removed from the international list of typhoon names by a UN committee on typhoons

MEGASTORM. As Super-Typhoon Haiyan moved over the central Philippines on Nov. 8 at 05:10 UTC/12:10 a.m. EDT, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible image. Photo courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team