5 September 2022
The designations employed and the presentation of material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. [...] The contributing divisions of ESCAP include Katinka Weinberger of the Environment and Development Division; Alberto Isgut and Veeranwin Su of the Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division; Srinivas Tata, Patrik Andersson, Cai Cai and Sabine Henning of the Social Development Division; Yann Duval and Witada Anukoonwattaka of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division; Thanattapo. [...] As more and more devices and systems rely on the Internet, businesses and people without reliable connections and the necessary digital skills can be denied access to the benefits and opportunities of the digital economy. [...] Available at blog/why-COVID-19-has-increased-the-urgency-to-reach-women-with-mobile-technology/ 9 This section is a summary of the research commissioned by UN-WOMEN to inform the Secretary General’s report on ‘Review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session. [...] Graphical elements on 63 per cent of the websites lacked descriptive text.16 Moreover, the accessibility features of mobile phones and services remain underdeveloped.17 In Asia and the Pacific, only 40 per cent of the governments participating in the mid-term review of the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific” indicate.