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:

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