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.

More  information  on ESCAP is available at  www.unescap.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UNESCAP,  on our Twitterfeed www.twitter.com/UNESCAP or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/unescap

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



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