Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

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

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Seizing the moment for a more resilient Asia and the Pacific

The world faces a disaster emergency, yet nowhere is the threat more immediate than in Asia and the Pacific. Ours is a region where...

Race to zero in Asia and the Pacific: Our hopes in the climate fight

The latest synthesis report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes for grim reading: Every fraction of a degree of warming comes with...

Rethinking public debt as positive investment in sustainable development

The unprecedented fiscal firepower used to protect the vulnerable from the harsh socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic contraction have...

Can Asia and the Pacific get on track to net zero?

The recent climate talks in Egypt have left us with a sobering reality: The window for maintaining global warming to 1.5 degrees is closing...

Persons with disabilities integral players in determining innovative solutions to fully inclusive societies

Ten years ago, the Asia-Pacific region came together and designed the world’s first set of disability-specific development goals: the Incheon Strategy to “Make the...

The right policies can protect the workers of Asia and the Pacific

Most of the 2.1 billion strong workforce in Asia and the Pacific are denied access to decent jobs, health care and social protection but...

Shaping our digital future

Asia and the Pacific is the most digitally divided region of the world, and South-East Asia is the most divided subregion. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Achieving the SDGs in extraordinary times

Authors: Armida Alisjahbana, Woochong Um and Kanni Wignaraja* The start of the “Decade of Action” to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has...

Reimagining ageing: Older persons as agents of development

Older persons are highly visible across Asia and the Pacific: they work in agricultural fields producing our food supplies, peddle their wares as street...

Healthy planet needs ‘ocean action’ from Asian and Pacific countries

As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens today in Lisbon, governments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and...

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