ESCAP Co-ordination Efforts for Regional Prosperity

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Deedar Hussain Shah


Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) was founded in 1947 for encouraging and enhancing economic and social development of Asia and Far East. Previously, it was known as Economic Commission for Asia and Far East (ESCAFE), the new title, replacing the old one was adopted in 1974, after the recognition of the ESCAFE. Its inaugural members consisted of four Asian and six non Asian countries.

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