ESCAP-IJSG Partnership




The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. With a membership of 62 Governments, 58 of which are in the region, and a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati in the east, and from the Russian Federation in the north to New Zealand in the south, ESCAP is the most comprehensive of the United Nations five regional commissions. It is also the largest United Nations body serving the Asia-Pacific region with over 600 staff.


Established in 1947 with its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, ESCAP seeks to overcome some of the region’s greatest challenges. It carries out work in the following areas:







ESCAP is working for a number of issues including environment and sustainable development. Jute and Kenaf are important crops in several countries in the region. IJSG is trying to revive its IJO days association with ESCAP and work with it to bring in more cooperation on jute and kenaf issues within the regional countries.


    ESCAP Website: www.unescap.org