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.
For more information about ESCAP, please see, http://www.unescap.org/ttdw/ for ESCAP Transport Division Website
For upcoming ESCAP Transport events, please see http://www.unescap.org/ttdw/common/Meetings/Meetingscalendar2013.asp.
For all ESCAP Transport Publications, please see http://www.unescap.org/publications/titlebydivision.asp?div=5