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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

About United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

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 a membership of 62 Governments, 58 of which are in the region, and a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati in the east, and from the Russian Federation in the north to New Zealand in the south, ESCAP is the most comprehensive of the United Nations five regional commissions. It is also the largest United Nations body serving the Asia-Pacific region with over 600 staff.

Established in 1947 with its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, ESCAP seeks to overcome some of the region’s greatest challenges.

Headquartered  in  Bangkok, United Nations ESCAP is the largest of the UN's five Regional Commissions in terms of its membership, population served and area  covered.  The  only  inter-governmental  forum  covering  the  entire Asia-Pacific  region,  ESCAP  works  to  promote  sustainable and inclusive
economic and social progress.

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Location: Bangkok (Thailand)

SLoCaT Focal Person:

Peter O'Neill, Chief, Transport Policy and Development Section, Transport Division


Programs & Projects on Transport & Climate Change

ESCAP focuses on issues that are most effectively addressed through regional cooperation, including:

  • Issues that all or a group of countries in the region face, for which it is necessary to learn from each other;
  • Issues that benefit from regional or multi-country involvement; 
  • Issues that are transboundary in nature, or that would benefit from collaborative inter-country approaches; 
  • Issues that are of a sensitive or emerging nature and require further advocacy and negotiation.

Transport work focuses on the evidence for, and development of, sustainable policies in transport that contribute to green growth and regional connectivity with the dissemination to Member States of those policies. Areas of work includes: Asian Highway, Trans Asian Railway, Dry Ports, logistics, Public Transport for urban development, transport and disaster management, greener materials and construction techniques, inter island shipping and inland and coastal waterways.

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