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UNESCAP International Economics Glossary

UNESCAP International Economics Glossary

166 Terms, printable version in PDF available.

Note: Definitions contained in Deardorff’s Glossary of International Economics have been consulted and used as a source for a number of the terms in this glossary.

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. With a membership of 62 Governments, 58 of which are in the region, and a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati in the east, and from the Russian Federation in the north to New Zealand in the south, ESCAP is the most comprehensive of the United Nations five regional commissions. It is also the largest United Nations body serving the Asia-Pacific region with over 600 staff.

Example term: Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
One of the agreements concluded under the Uruguay Round (1986-94) to set out rules with respect to trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, including copyright and related rights, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, patents, layout-design of integrated circuits and protection on trade secrets.

Keywords: UN, UN Organization, Financial Dictionary, Business Dictionary, Trade Dictionary

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