Asia and the Pacific ESCAP
The Economic and social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - is located in Bangkok, Thailand. It was established by the Economic and Social Council in 1947 to serve as a regional arm of the United Nations Secretariat.
The Commission promotes economic and social development in the member states and provides advisory services at request of the governments in the region. ESCAP works to improve the use of statistics and to develop and disseminate quality statistics.
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The individua ESCAP documents carry the following symbols:
E/ Economic and Social Council
-/ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
-/acronym for type of document or year of publication
Ex. E/ESCAP/1328 Economic and Social Council, ESCAP, document no 1328
Information about the structure and work of the Commission, full text documents and reports and news can be accessed from the website of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Several regional economic surveys are published by ESCAP:
- Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific. A comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in the region. Analyses the short and medium-term challenges for the region and the outlook for the year ahead. The publication provides policy options for governments to overcome these challenges and maintain the pursuit of inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.
- Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific.
- ESCAP Statistical Database:
- Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report
- SD Working Papers
- Stats Brief
- Asia-Pacific Development Journal.
- ESCAP submits annual reports in the documentary series Supplements to the Official Records of the Economic and Social Council.
- Recent supplements are posted as Reports at the ECOSOC website.
- Learn more about the subsidiaries in the research guide UN Documentation : Economic and Social Council, subsidiary bodies, by Dag Hammarskjöld library (New York).
Key UN documents
UN documents and publications in catalogues and databases
- United Nations Digital Library offers UN documents and open access publications, UN voting data and speeches, UN maps, Content in 6+ languages. Replaces the traditional online catalogue UNBISnet.
- UN iLibrary UN publications online covering different topics.
- ODS full-text UN documents published from 1993 onward and scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993 in the official languages of the UN.
- Daily list of documents (ODS). Documents published for the day, with full text links, can be found in the United Nations full text database ODS.
- UNBIS Thesaurus a multilingual database of the controlled vocabulary used to describe UN documents.
- Index to proceedings is an annual bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the major UN organs. The index includes:
- a list of all documents
- a comprehensive subject index
- an index to speeches
- a voting chart of resolutions
- United Nations Documents Index (United Nations Digital Library) References to all documents by subject area are published. A collection of indexes is held by the Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Uppsala, and the Libraries at UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva.
- All UN documents from 1993-.
- All resolutions of the Principal Organs from 1946-.
- All Security Council plenary documents from 1946- in English, French and Spanish.
- All supplements to the General Assembly Official Records (GAOR) from 1946-.
- All General Assembly plenary meeting records from 1946- in English, French and Spanish.
- Older documents are being scanned: Update on UN Digitization Programme.