The United Nations define the sub regions of Asia as: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, and Western Asia (Middle East).
Asia and the Pacific
- The vast and culturally diverse Asia and the Pacific region is home to 60 per cent of the world's people. It encompasses the huge, rapidly industrializing economies of China and India, the remote, mountainous communities of Nepal and Bhutan and the small Pacific island countries.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
- UNESCAP is the regional development arm for the United Nations in the Asian Pacific region. Engages in sub-regional activities in economic and social development.