A meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will be held in Moscow, Russia, on 8 April 2016.
At least 28 people were killed and more than 100 injured as coordinated terrorist suicide bombings rocked the Brussels airport and subway system.
Rising inequality threatens to derail, from the start, successful implementation of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific region. Stronger, more equitable social protection will be critical in overcoming these challenges.
Azerbaijan signed a memorandum on granting it the status of dialogue partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on 14 March 2016.
A new book from FAO suggests that countries learn from the example of Kazakhstan, where conservation agriculture practices – zero-tillage, retention of crop residues and crop rotations – have helped wheat farmers achieve high yields even during severe droughts.
Over the next two weeks, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Dr. Shamshad Akhtar will meet with Heads of State and Government, senior ministers, leading academics and representatives of the private sector across North and Central Asia as part of a mission to deepen collaboration between ESCAP and member States in the subregion.
As the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus celebrate the 25th anniversary of their independence, structural reform has become critical. The key to meeting many of the challenges, and seizing the opportunities of the changing global environment is closer regional economic integration with the rest of Asia and the Pacific.
The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin, at 0.76±0.1° Celsius above the 1961-1990 average.