The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.
ESCAP Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia (SOENEA) covers the following six countries: China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation. SOENEA is established to enhance multilateral cooperation in North-East Asia in the implementation, follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including through regional cooperation on environmental sustainability, connectivity and innovation. SOENEA also serves as the Secretariat of the North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) with the membership of the six countries.
The incumbent reports to the Head of Office.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions.