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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. The overall objective of ESCAP is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region, with priority accorded to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.


The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) was adopted by United Nations Member States in 2000 and is owned by local, national, regional and international organizations. The UNISDR, led by an Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, is secretariat to ISDR and is mandated to act as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure that disaster risk reduction becomes integral to sound and equitable development, environmental protection and humanitarian action.  UNISDR is launching a global campaign on Resilient Cities in 2010-2011 which, among other aims, seeks to increase knowledge and awareness of urban risk issues and solutions and raise the political profile of disaster risk reduction for local governments and local governance.


Arirang TV is an international, English-language network based in Seoul, South Korea, operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. Arirang TV's objective is to burnish Korea's image in international communities and to improve relationships with foreign countries through close cooperation with broadcasting companies overseas. The channel presents a diverse lineup of programs ranging from cultural features, documentaries, language programs and other entertaining segments designed to give viewers a contemporary and accurate look at Korea, Asia and the world at large. The network’s name, “Arirang,” is derived from the traditional Korean folk song of the same name.


The United Nations Environment Programme is the designated authority of the United Nations in matters related to the environment. Created in the wake of the United Nations Conference on Human environments in 1972, UNEP is active in the field of assistance to developing countries through the implementation of environmentally sound policies and practices. UNEP's contribution to the development of international environmental conventions, treaties or guidelines has been major since its launch. In 1988, UNEP co-created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) whose special reports on climate change enjoy a significant echo in the international community.

Club de Madrid

Club de Madrid is an independent organization whose aim is to promote democratic principles and leadership in order to better answer the present challenges worldwide. Club de Madrid is exclusively composed of former heads of state, governments or international organizations. In cooperation with governments worldwide, Club de Madrid is a catalyst that disseminates democratic values and technical advices.