The award recognizes innovation and the use and application of Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) to promote mountain development and environmental conservation.
In June 2017 a workshop will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on the theme of evidence-based and data-informed ICT/e-government policies in support of the SDGs.
Over the past seven decades, Asia and the Pacific has undergone a seismic shift. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) marks its 70th anniversary this year.
Tsunami focal points and service providers of the Indian Ocean have met in April as part of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System.