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  • Presentation  |   2016

    ICT Connectivity and the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

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

    Trade ICT United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Download PDF http://www.unescap.org/resources/ict-connectivity-and-asia-pacific-information-superhighway Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway AP-IS ICT infrastructure ICT broadband broadband access e-commerce Connectivity submarine backbone terrestrial connectivity...

  • 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  |   2014

    Improving Connectivity in SPECA Subregion: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions

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

    Improving connectivity between Afghanistan and Central Asia was the focus of discussions at the 2014 Economic Forum of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) held in Ashgabat on 4 December 2014 in the light of the Afghan chairmanship of SPECA during 2014 and the beginning of Afghanistan’s Transformation...

  • 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...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    Trade Facilitation and Better Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and Pacific (Highlights)

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

    This publication investigates the evolution of trade costs, and reviews the state of play of trade facilitation and paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific. Trade facilitation increases trade flows, lowers trade cost, and ultimately contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth. This publication, jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank...

  • Report  |   2017

    Trade Facilitation and Better Connectivity for an Inclusive Asia and Pacific

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

    This publication investigates the evolution of trade costs, and reviews the state of play of trade facilitation and paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific. Trade facilitation increases trade flows, lowers trade cost, and ultimately contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth. This publication, jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank...

  • 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...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration

    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://unohrlls.org/national-workshop-on-mainstreaming-of-the-vpoa/ Composite Regional Integration Index REGIONAL INTEGRATION Liner Shipping Connectivity Index Air Connectivity Index intermodal transport transport network integration energy connectivity ICT...

  • 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  |   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...

  • Report  |   2015

    Digital Economy Study in Central and West Asia: Unleashing the Potential of the Internet in Central Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus and Beyond

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC)

    This report assessed the status of subregional Internet ecosystems and the level of progress toward achieving a digital economy (in which the Internet is the underlying driver of all sectors across an economy) and identified key elements to transition from a basic Internet economy to a thriving digital economy and society. ICT Asian Development...

  • Report  |   2017

    Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration for Sustainable Development in the Pacific

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

    The Pacific subregion is vast with great distances between islands, neighbors and trading partners. With small and widely dispersed populations, financing adequate transport, energy and ICT infrastructure is difficult for most Pacific island counties. Many countries also face challenges around public and private sector expertise, recruitment and...

  • 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...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    Financing Energy Connectivity

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

    This policy brief aims to explore regional energy connectivity and its role in meeting broader energy goals within the framework of the Sustainable Development Agenda. Challenges, particularly relating to financing gaps will be highlighted through existing sub-regional initiatives. Energy United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    MPFD Policy Briefs No. 48, April 2017 "Promoting investment in the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS)"

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

    The digital divide in Asia and the Pacific continues to widen over time. It affects ESCAP low-income countries (mostly LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS) which need ICT connectivity the most in their efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In response, ESCAP member countries recently endorsed the AP-IS Master Plan and Regional...

  • Policy Brief  |   2017

    Enhancing Regional Financial Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

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

    According to the agenda for regional economic cooperation and integration set in the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific of December 2013, regional financial cooperation in Asia and the Pacific focuses on three issues: (a) to equip countries with tools to cope with  financial volatility and...

  • Report  |   2017

    Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2017

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

    The Review of Development in Transport in Asia and the Pacific is the biennial publication of Transport Division. It discussed the key contribution of transport to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It looks at emerging trends in transport in the region and presents initiatives, including those of ESCAP, that are making...

  • 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  |   2018

    Broadband Connectivity in Pacific Island Countries

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

    'Broadband Connectivity in the Pacific Island Countries’ is a Working Paper contributing to the policy dialogue on the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative. The Working paper examined recent developments on broadband connectivity in the Pacific island countries. In particular, the Working Paper identified...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    The New Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): Stone, Susan

    Trade Stone, Susan Download PDF https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=45424 single window mutual recognition Trade Facilitation Policymakers Presentation United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2017-01-01 00:00:00

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