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  • SDG 2: Zero hunger 

    UN.ESCAP; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (UN.ESCAP, 2024-02-15)

    Food systems face numerous multidimensional threats, including conflicts, climate change and price and supply shocks. These challenges hinder progress in human health and security, poverty, inequality, and development ...

  • SDG 13: Climate action 

    UN.ESCAP; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (UN.ESCAP, 2024-02-15)

    Climate action in the Asia-Pacific region faces significant challenges. Efforts to update Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) fall short of the ambitious targets needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C and ...

  • SDG 17 : Partnership for the goals 

    UN.ESCAP; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (UN.ESCAP, 2024-02-15)

    Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 focuses on strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development. SDG17 plays a pivotal role in realizing the other 16 SDGs, ...

  • Pathways to sustainable development : the nexus of transport, energy, and urban planning in Asia and the Pacific 

    UN.ESCAP (UN.ESCAP, 2024-02)

    The policy brief on Pathways to Sustainable Development: The Nexus of Transport, Energy, and Urban Planning in Asia and the Pacific emphasizes the intertwined relationship between urban planning, energy, and transportation, ...

  • SDG 1: No poverty 

    UN.ESCAP; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (UN.ESCAP, 2024-02-14)

    The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development aims to end poverty in all forms, including income and non-income dimensions such as health, education and nutrition, without leaving anyone behind. This profile revisits SDG ...

  • SDG 16 : Peace, justice and strong institutions: promote peaceful and inclusive societies 

    UN.ESCAP; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) (UN. ESCAP, 2024)

    SDG 16 highlights the need for peaceful societies, access to justice and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Its realization is essential for achieving all SDGs, for fulfilling the aim of ...

  • Assessment of Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference, 15-17 November 2023 

    UN.ESCAP (UN.ESCAP, 2023-11)
    The Seventh Asian and Pacific Population Conference, organized in partnership with UNFPA, successfully addressed relevant issues, was effective in enhancing knowledge and promoting cooperation, and was efficiently ...
  • Voluntary national review brief : Samoa MICS 2019 

    UN.ESCAP (United Nations, 2024-01-15)

    Leave no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the2030 Agendafor Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals. Samoa has nearly achieved universal access to basic services such as ...

  • Voluntary national review brief : Fiji MICS 2021 

    UN.ESCAP (๊United Nations, 2024-01-15)

    Leave no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals. Fiji has nearly achieved universal access to skilled birth attendance ...

  • ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness : strategic plan 

    UN.ESCAP (United Nations, 2009)

    This Strategic Plan is a policy document of the ESCAP Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness (“the Fund”). It aims to provide guidance to Fund governance and management, ...

  • An augmented long-term approach to public debt sustainability analysis 

    Sirimaneetham, Vatcharin (UN.ESCAP, 2023-12-29)

    This policy brief makes a case for policymakers in Asia and the Pacific and the international development community to rethink how public debt assessment should be undertaken, especially keeping in view the 2030 Agenda ...

  • What characterises a good green or sustainable finance taxonomy? 

    Martin, Patrick; Jha, Anant (UN.ESCAP, 2023-12-28)

    Green and sustainable finance embodies a paradigm shift away from business as usual, and seeks to mobilise capital to simultaneously promote economic growth, environmental conservation and ...

  • An overview of goods and services trade patterns in Asia and the Pacific : a 2023 update 

    Romao, Pedro; Bernardo, Ivan Cenon (UN.ESCAP, 2023-12)

    • In 2022, trade in goods in the Asia-Pacific region remained concentrated among large East and North-East Asian (ENEA) economies, such as China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Hong Kong; China. In particular, China ...

  • Towards a harmonized disability data system 

    Mont, Daniel; Madans, Jennifer (UN.ESCAP, 2023-12-18)

    In Asia and the Pacific, 750 million men,women and children, accounting for approximately 16 per cent of the total population in the region, live with some form of disability. The number is expected to rise over the ...

  • Cleaner fuel transition in Mongolia’s heat supply system 

    UN.ESCAP (UN.ESCAP, 2023-12-14)

    Under a project funded by the Republic of Korea through the Seoul Initiative Network on Green Growth at the request of the MET, a United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Project ...

  • Inequality of opportunity in Asia and the Pacific : intimate partner violence against women-exploring shared circumstances behind higher prevalence in Asia and the Pacific 

    Roman, Orlando; Corona, Meigan Diaz; Pasali, Selahattin Selsah (United Nations, 2023-12)

    The ESCAP Inequality of Opportunity papers identify areas of basic opportunities where inequality jeopardizes a person’s life prospects, namely: education; women’s access to healthcare; children’s nutrition; decent ...

  • Enhancing inclusive transport in Asia and the Pacific : a perspective from Lao People's Democratic Republic and Nepal 

    UN.ESCAP (UN.ESCAP, 2023-12-06)

    Inclusive transport remains a largely overlooked aspect of transport development in most Asia-Pacific countries. A review of national transport plans across the region reveals that only 20 of them currently have established ...

  • Strengthening energy-food-finance nexus in countries in special situations in response to energy and food crisis 

    Meng, Channarith (UN.ESCAP, 2023-11-28)

    The impact of the energy and food crisis has disproportionately affected the region’s countries in special situations, comprising least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small ...

  • Advancing regional land transport connectivity through intergovernmental mechanisms for regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific 

    UN.ESCAP (UN.ESCAP, 2023-11-30)

    The secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) services three intergovernmental agreements on transport, which formalize the regional transport infrastructure network in Asia and ...

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