• Asia-Pacific migration report 2015 : migrants' contributions to development 

      UN.ESCAP; International Organization for Migration (IOM); International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); World Health Organization (WHO); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) (United Nations, 2015)
      The Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2015: Migrants' Contributions to Development, produced by the Asia-Pacific Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration, including Human Trafficking, provides an insight into ...
    • How to design paid maternity and paternity leave policies 

      UN.ESCAP; International Labour Organization (ILO) (United Nations, 2022-12)

      This is the eighth in a series of primers developed to support policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific in their efforts to strengthen social protection. The primer presents key design features to ensure ...

    • SDG 10 : Reduced inequalities : reduce inequality within and among countries 

      UN.ESCAP; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); International Organization for Migration (IOM); International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism (UNAPRCM) (United Nations, 2019)
      Despite the region’s high and enduring economic growth and significant progress in poverty reduction, the gains have not always benefited those most in need. Growing disparities in income and wealth continue to ...
    • SDG 5 : Gender equality 

      UN.ESCAP; United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR); United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (United Nations, 2022)
      Since the adoption of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), good progress has been made towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. ...
    • SDG 6 : Clean water and sanitation : ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 

      UN.ESCAP; United Nations Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism (UNAPRCM); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); United Nations Water (UN-Water) (United Nations, 2018)
      Asia and the Pacific has only 36 percent of the world's water resources, its per capita water availability is the lowest in the world. More than 80 per cent of the wastewater generated in the region’s developing countries ...
    • SDG 8 : Decent work and economic growth 

      UN.ESCAP; International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); United Nations Volunteers (UNV); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) (UN.ESCAP, 2021-03-26)

      Although the aggregate labour market picture for many countries in the Asia–Pacific region was one of positive economic and employment growth in the decades before 2019, the region was still lagging in its capacities ...

    • SDG 8 : Decent work and economic growth : promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 

      UN.ESCAP; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); International Labour Organization (ILO); Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism (UNAPRCM) (United Nations, 2019)

      The high and enduring record of economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region has benefited many workers, yet still the region is home to more than half of the world’s working poor. More than two in three workers in ...

    • SDG 9 : Industry, innovation and infrastructure 

      UN.ESCAP; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); International Labour Organization (ILO); International Telecommunication Union (ITU); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (UN.ESCAP, 2023-03)

      The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better highlight the importance of a long-term strategy for industrialization, innovation, digitalization and the creation of resilient infrastructure. This ...

    • Social protection responses to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific : the story so far and future considerations 

      UN.ESCAP; International Labour Organization (ILO); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) (United Nations, 2020)
      The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally shaken societies and economies across the Asia-Pacific region and the world. As some countries begin to enter what is likely to be a long recovery phase, this note, result of a ...