What is the Full Form of UNESCAP?

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Today we will talk about UNECA, History and its full form? And will give complete information about what its functions are. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. So you have complete information about it.

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What is UNESCAP

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is one of five regional commissions under the United Nations Economic and Social Council jurisdiction. It was established to increase economic activity in Asia and the Far East and promote economic ties between the region and other regions of the world.

The commission has 53 member states and nine associate members, mainly from the Asia and Pacific regions. In addition to countries in Asia and the Pacific, members of the commission include France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

UNESCAP Overview

Today UNESCAP is functioning in additional than 53 Member States and 9 Associate members and mostly from the Asia and Pacific regions.

UNESCAPUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
HeadquartersBangkok, Thailand
Formation28 March 1947
Executive SecretaryArmida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Parent OrganizationUnited Nations Economic and Social Council
Websitewww.unescap.org
Member53 Member States and 9 Associate members

History

The commission was first established by the Economic and Social Council on 28 March 1947 as the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) to aid in post-war economic reconstruction. Its primary mandate was to “initiate and participate in measures to facilitate concrete action for Asia and the Far East”.

On 1 August 1974, it was renamed the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) by the Economic and Social Council to reflect the commission’s work and its geographic location.

Scope

The Commission works to address some of the most critical challenges facing the region through result-oriented projects, technical assistance and capacity building to Member States in the following areas:

  • Macroeconomic policy and development
  • Trade and investment
  • Transport
  • Social development
  • Environment and sustainable development
  • Information and communications technology and disaster risk reduction
  • Statistics
  • Sub-regional activities for development
  • Energy

Additionally, the Commission provides its member states with a platform to promote regional cooperation and collective action to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

FAQ

Q. What is the Full form of UNESCAP?

Ans. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

Q. How many countries are in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)?

Ans. There are 53 Member States and 9 Associate members of the UNESCAP.

Q. Who is the head of the UNESCAP?

Ans. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).


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