Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, AsPac, APAC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific island nations (Asia Pacific and Australasian Continent) - for example when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g. into Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific).
On the whole there appears to be no clear cut definition of "Asia Pacific" and the regions included change as per the context.
Though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. In fact, despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ - Asia-Pacific excluding Japan.)
The Malay ArchipelagoMalay:Kepulauan Melayu, Indonesian:Kepulauan Melayu or Nusantara, Tagalog:Kapuluan ng Malay ) is the archipelago between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. It has also been called the Malay World, Indo-Australian Archipelago, East Indies, Nusantara, Spices Archipelago, and other names over time. The name was taken from the 19th-century European concept of a Malay race.
Asia Pacific is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's regional news & current affairs program. Schedule changes by ABC Radio Australia in 2013 saw the show lose its domestic radio audience. It remains available online at www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac
The show is broadcast each weekday from the ABC Southbank Centre in Melbourne.
It is disheartening that a few days before its 22nd commemoration, the chief of the United Nations, António Guterres, revealed that a woman or a girl is killed every 11 minutes by an intimate partner or a family member ... The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the highest number of intimate partner or family-related femicides in 2021.
By Mike Nauta Jr. For PacificDaily NewsOct 29, 2022 7 hrs ago 0 ... From left ... Rui Wang/For PDN ... Baden, who recently won the girls division of the Asia Pacific Invitational held last week, added this win finishing with a time of 24.05 ... In the girls division, HaydenWilson beat out second-place finisher Vivian Roedema for the top spot ... Pacific Daily News.
These were the words used to describe the situation of girls and young women globally whenever they try to participate in politics ... Challenges perceived by girls and young women ... In Asia and Pacific alone, 29 percent of the respondents said they do not think that politicians “would listen to them” due to their gender and age.
Empowering women and girls in science and innovation is necessary as the world needs everyone's brainpower to realize the UN's SDGs ...Public recognition is also important to incentivize and inspire young girls to join ... The author is United Nations' assistant secretary-general and regional director for Asia and the Pacific.
... financial systems in addition to denying access to secondary education to girls and the restrictions on women's mobility and participation in the economy" ... "The rights of women and girls are critical for the future of Afghanistan," UNDPAsia-PacificDirector Kanni Wignaraja said.
The AsiaPacific region hosts over 60% of the world’s young population ...Maternal disorders are the leading cause of death of girls aged 15-19 years in the Pacific, and the second leading cause of death in South Asia.
More people in Asia and the Pacific were in forced marriages, but when population size was taken to account, researchers found that forced marriage was more prevalent in Arab states... with Asia and the Pacific home to more than half of the global total, according to the report.