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  • Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP): Gender and Development Section
    www.unescap.org ] Languages:  English 
    ESCAP's GAD deals with a broad range of women's issues in the Asian and Pacific region, servicing intergovernmental bodies and providing information for anyone interested in the advancement and empowerment of women.

  • UN Women Regional Office for the Pacific
    pacific.unifem.org ] Languages:  English 

  • UN Women Australia
    www.unifem.org.au ] Languages:  English 

  • Asia in the Global Economic Crisis: Impacts and Responses from a Gender Perspective
    www.ilo.org ] Languages:  English 
    This Technical Note focuses on the gender dimensions of the current global crisis. Its purpose is (i) to discuss how and why the economic crisis will affect menís and womenís employment and incomes differently and unequally; and (ii) to advocate that these are important considerations for successful national responses. Failure to take into account the gender dimensions of the crisis may make national responses less than effective; worse, they may aggravate the working and living conditions of certain groups of workers and deepen economic and social inequalities. ILO 2009

  • Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2008
    www.unescap.org ] Languages:  English 
    This flagship survey addresses that neglecting the agriculture sector in Asia and the Pacific is condemning 218 million people to continuing extreme poverty, and widening the gap between the regionís rich and poor. The survey contains tables on gender parity, gender composition of migration, unemployment by gender and age group. UNESCAP, 2008

  • Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2007
    www.unescap.org ] Languages:  English 
    A comprehensive reference to the development of the Asian and Pacific region over the past 15 years: The 2007 edition of the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific has been released in a completely new format. A wide range of socio-economic and environmental indicators, including data on women and girls, are presented in tables and charts, accompanied by brief analysis. Comparisons to other regions of the world, and much more. UNESCAP, 2008

  • UNESCAP Country Reports on the State of Women in Urban Local Government
    www.unescap.org ] Languages:  English 

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