ISLAMABAD -- Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Minister for Science of Technology, Government of Pakistan, has felicitated COMSATS and UNESCAP
on signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to promote science, technology and innovation (STI) as key means of implementation to meet the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
promotes rigorous analysis and peer learning in our core areas of work; translates these findings into policy dialogues and recommendations; and provides good development practices, knowledge sharing and technical assistance to member States in the implementation of these recommendations.
Mr Rajan Sudesh Ratna, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP
), Bangkok, emphasized the need to reduce duties in SAFTA to zero and liberalization of services and investment in order for economic integration of south Asia.
She asked the Minister to provide the list of best researchers /Scientists of Pakistan So that UNESCAP
could coordinate with them to explore new avenues of cooperation especially for the development of science and technology, not only for Pakistan but the whole region, said the Under Secretary General
could play a vital role in promoting synergies among the countries of the Asia-Pacific to accelerate sustainable development and economic uplift of the entire region.
In a called on meeting here on Wednesday, the minister said NUST and COMSAT were already pursuing this initiative and they would be happy, if South Asian office of UNESCAP
provided us technical assistance in these initiatives, said a news release.
Highlighting Pakistan's briefing note, the UNESCAP
in a statement said that the country's economic growth slowed to 3.7% in the fiscal year 2013 from 3.8 % a year earlier.
Islamabad -- UN-Habitat and UNESCAP
have launched a pilot project for Solid Waste Management in the cities of Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Mardan.
The Philippines was elected member of the Governing Councils of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology (APCICT) and the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) for the term 2018-2021 at elections held during the 74th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP
) in Bangkok on 11-16 May.
Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on the Asian Highway and Expert Group Meeting on Road Safety Improvement in Asia and the Pacific is being held on from 27-29 September, 2011 at Bangkok, Thailand under the auspices of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP
Shamshad Akhtar Detho (PHD) a Pakistani development economist, diplomat and intellectual who serves, as a Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the head of UNESCAP
. Prior to that, she served as the 14th Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, the first woman to assume this position.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP
) would launch economic and social survey 2016 here at a seminar on April 28.