During the past several years, the Asia Society Policy Institute ASPI has organized policy dialogues and working groups focused on finding solutions to pressing challenges for particular countries and subregions in Asia. While ASPI is active in all of these subregions and is engaged with countries across the wider Asia-Pacific, it does have larger bodies of work on a few particular countries. These are also highlighted below through discrete country pages.
The dialogue is primarily attended by national-level policymakers from countries in South Asia and West Asia, with participation of subnational decision-makers, local and international experts, and other stakeholders across the subregions. Secretary Bishwa Nash Oli provided a welcome remark expressing appreciation to all the delegates for coming and taking part in the science-policy dialogue. She explained that this dialogue is a good opportunity to connect and support the region in understanding policy-relevant information such as key challenges from the IPBES Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment Report.
It contains 54 countries and 4. And this makes sense. Understanding the sub-regions is a good first step.
Asia is the largest continent in the world in terms of both land area and population. It covers around 17 million square miles and is home to over four billion individuals. Asia is divided into 48 countriesthree of them trans-continental.
Powered by Google. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC has adopted a number of human rights-related agreements but has not reached the stage of discussing any subregional human rights mechanism. The United Nations General Assembly gave this Center the mandate "to undertake training and documentation activities according to international human rights standards and to support such efforts within the region by Governments, United Nations agencies and programmes, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Initiatives aimed at fostering regional economic cooperation and integration play an increasingly important role for economic as well as social development in Asia. Apart from helping to dismantle trade barriers, the initiatives promote investment and help to improve the capacity of the regions to connect to the global market. At the same time, a common market means that countries in the region are better protected against economic stagnation and crises in industrialised countries.
It is common practice in geographic literature to divide Asia into large regions, each grouping together a number of countries. Sometimes the Philippinesthe Malay Archipelagoand peninsular Southeast Asia, instead of being considered part of South Asia, are grouped separately as Southeast Asia. Yet another variation of the basic categories is commonly made to divide Asia into its cultural regions.
Jump to navigation. Since the s, regional organizations of the United Nations and international financial institutions have adopted a new dynamic of transnational integration, within the framework of the regionalization process of globalization. In place of the growth triangles of the s, a strategy based on transnational economic corridors has changed the scale of regionalization.
This first impression can be misleading. At different points, Tokyo has had to reconcile sometimes mutually contradictory approaches of romanticism, value-oriented diplomacy, pragmatism and, to some extent, power politics. Although scholars often extrapolate the Sino-Japanese rivalry observed in wider Asia onto Central Asia, the trend is less visible in this specific region.
Journal of Forestry Research. Expert opinions have been used in a variety of fields to identify relevant issues and courses of action. This study surveys experts in forestry and climate change from the Asia—Pacific region to gauge their perspectives on the impacts of climate change and on the challenges faced by forest adaptation in the region, and explores recommendations and initiatives for adapting forests to climate change.