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  • Report  |   2016

    White Paper- Global Energy Interconnection

    Author(s): International Electrotechnical Commission

    Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces. However, one fifth of the world population still lacks access to energy and 3 billion people rely on wood, coal or animal waste for cooking and heating. Today, sustainable energy and climate change are big global concerns.   The interconnection of grids would open...

  • Report  |   2013

    Broadband in Latin America: Beyond Connectivity

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Based on a model of the broadband ecosystem developed by the authors in their 2010 book, Fast-tracking the digital revolution: Broadband for Latin America and the Caribbean, they now analyse the evolution of this technology in Latin America, assess the economic impacts of its diffusion, propose public policies for its expansion and debate the...

  • Report  |   2016

    Master Plan for the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) is an initiative to improve regional broadband connectivity, through a dense web of open access cross-border network infrastructure, integrating them into a cohesive land and sea-based fibre infrastructure with the ultimate aim to increase the international bandwidth for developing countries in...

  • Presentation  |   2015

    Presentation on UN ESCAP – ISOC Study, Unleashing the Potential of the Internet in Central Asia and Beyond

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    ICT United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Download PDF http://www.unescap.org/resources/presentation-un-escap-%E2%80%93-isoc-study-unleashing-potential-internet-central-asia-and-beyon Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway AP-IS Internet access International connectivity digital connectivity Internet penetration...

  • Report  |   2017

    The Future of the Airline Industry 2035

    Author(s): International Air Transport Association ; School of International Futures

    This report sets out the findings of a study exploring the forces shaping the future of aviation, and looks at the potential implications for the airline industry. It was commissioned by IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee (IAC) carried out by School of International Futures (SOIF), and informed by exchanges with the airline industry and external...

  • Report  |   2014

    An In-Depth Study of Broadband Infrastructure in North and Central Asia

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The analysis revealed that the region is greatly reliant upon trans‐border terrestrial fiber optic connectivity, which places it at a distinct competitive disadvantage relative to coastal markets, which benefit from submarine fiber optic cable systems offering higher capacity, greater cost effectiveness, and more extensive reach than the region’s...

  • Report  |   2014

    Bridging Transport, ICT and Energy Infrastructure Gaps for Seamless Regional Connectivity

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Bridging Transport, ICT and Energy Infrastructure Gaps for Seamless Regional Connectivity, is a contribution by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to deliberations at the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in Vienna, Austria, from 3 to 5 November 2014. It...

  • Report  |   2015

    Secretariat Discussion Paper for the Open-Ended Working Group on the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    This is the Secretariat discussion paper for the open-ended Working Group on the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway of the First meeting of the Working Group on the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway held in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 1-2 September 2015. ICT United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Download...

  • Report  |   2016

    Working Together to Connect the World by 2020- Reinforcing Connectivity Initiatives for Universal and Affordable Access

    Author(s): Philbeck, Imme

    This is a draft discussion paper prepared as ITU's contribution to the special session of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. ICT Philbeck, Imme Download PDF http://www.itu.int/en/connect2020/Pages/default.aspx All Report International Telecommunication Union 2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2017

    Connecting the Unconnected: Working Together to Achieve Connect 2020 Agenda Targets

    Author(s): Philbeck, Imme

    This is a background paper to the special session of the Broadband Commission and the World Economic Forum at Davos Annual Meeting 2017. ICT Philbeck, Imme Download PDF http://www.itu.int/en/connect2020/Pages/default.aspx All Report International Telecommunication Union 2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2016

    Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, a UN treaty deposited with the Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, aims at accelerating the implementation of digital trade facilitation measures for trade and development. Designed as an inclusive instrument accessible to countries...

  • Report  |   2012

    Handbook of Best Practices at Border Crossing- A Trade and Transport Facilitation Perspective

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    The OSCE-UNECE Handbook of Best Practices at Border Crossings – A Trade and Transport Facilitation Perspective offers a unique opportunity for countries both in and beyond the OSCE/UNECE region to develop border and customs policies that increase security and more efficiently facilitate international trade and transport. Trade Transport United...

  • Report  |   2013

    Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 2

    Author(s): United States International Trade Commission

    Digital trade-- domestic commerce and international trade conducted via the Internet-- has far-reaching effects on the U.S. economy that have fundamentally transformed many aspects of the ways businesses operate and interact with one another, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in its new publication. Completed the report at...

  • Report  |   2018

    Asia-Pacific Progress in Sustainable Energy: A Global Tracking Framework 2017 Regional Assessment Report

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Asia-Pacific Progress in Sustainable Energy report is developed by ESCAP in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank. It offers an evidence-based look at progress at the regional and country levels, providing an overview of long-term trends since 1990, and focuses on progress achieved in the most recent period, 2012–2014. Furthermore, in the...

  • Report  |   2013

    Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 1

    Author(s): United States International Trade Commission

    Digital trade-- products and services delivered via the Internet-- makes up a growing segment of the U.S. economy and is increasing globally as well, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in its new publication. Completed at the request of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, the report provides information on the role of...

  • Report  |   2017

    Towards Region-Wide Seamless Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Seamless connectivity aims to facilitate the movement of people, goods, energy and information through investments and improvements in hard and soft infrastructure. The present document includes a discussion on the current state of transport, energy and information and communication infrastructure, including regional and subregional connectivity...

  • Report  |   2017

    Removing Obstacles to Greater Market Integration in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    This document contains a discussion of trends towards market integration in the Asia-Pacific region, an analysis of driving factors and possible obstacles, and policy recommendations for addressing those obstacles. The need to further liberalize and facilitate intraregional trade for both goods and services, the importance of foreign direct...

  • Report  |   2017

    Effect of Open International Gateways on the Broadband Connectivity Market

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Information and communications technology (ICT) has been the driving force behind game-changing innovations and socioeconomic transformations, which are shaping our economy and society at multiple levels. New technological advancements, such as artificial intelligence, have been transforming the manufacturing and service sectors, and have ushered...

  • Report  |   2017

    Regional Cooperation Framework for the Facilitation of International Railway Transport

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Growing intraregional trade, on the one hand, and increasing concerns about energy security and the adverse effects of transport on the environment, on the other, has made the countries of the Asia-Pacific region more appreciative of the role of railways as an efficient, safe and environmentally sound mode of transport. The entry into force of...

  • Report  |   2017

    Digital Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific, Studies in Trade, Investment and Innovation

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The simplification and digitalization of trade procedures, or digital trade facilitation, is essential to reducing trade costs for developing economies and enabling them to effectively use trade as an engine of growth and sustainable development. Trade facilitation has taken increasing importance as evidenced by the entry into force of the World...

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