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UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional arm of the United Nations, playing a unique role as the only intergovernmental forum for all countries and territories of the Asian and Pacific region. Established in 1947, ESCAP currently consists of 53 members and nine associate members, covering over 60 per cent of the world’s population, or 4.1 billion people. ESCAP’s mission is to serve as the regional hub promoting cooperation among member States to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region. ESCAP provides the strategic regional link between global-, subregional- and country-level programmes and concerns. ESCAP is headquartered in Bangkok and has a Pacific office in Suva. Website: www.unescap.org
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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

April 2009 | Publisher: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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