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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is the regional arm of the United Nations Secretariat for the Asian and Pacific. It provides a forum for all Governmentis of the region to review and discuss economic and social issues and to strengthen regional cooperation.

The functions of UNESCAP have been defined by the Secretary- General as follows:

Promoting economic and social development through regional and subregional cooperation and integration;

Serving as the main economic and social development forum within the United Nations system for the UNESCAP region;

Formulating and promoting development assistance activities and projects commensurate with the needs and priorities of the region while acting as an executing agency for relevant operational projects;

Providing substantive and secretariat services and documentation for the Commission and its subsidiary bodies;

Carrying out studies, research and other activities within the terms of reference of the Commission;

Providing advisory services to governments at their request;

Developing and executing programmes of technical cooperation;

Coordinating UNESCAP activities with those of the major departments/offices of the United Nations at Headquarters and specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations.