The Youth Toolbox acts as a repository of knowledge, experiences, and good practices, with the aim of providing policymakers with a comprehensive resource facility for developing inclusive and responsive youth policies in a process that optimizes engagement of youth-led organizations. It strives to engage the participation of a range of stakeholders, increasing the amount and diversity of knowledge and views.
SDG10 Reduced Inequalities
The Social Protection Toolbox is a platform that provides support to policymakers and stakeholders for moving toward broader and more robust social protection systems. Using multimedia and data visualization techniques, the Toolbox aims to present the argument for strengthening and broadening social protection in a user-friendly and interactive fashion.
Early in 2018, the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) agreed to adjust and unify their methodologies on poverty measurement and consider indicator improvements, in order to better monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This video provides an introduction to key concepts around women’s access to justice from the perspective of family law. It discusses why focusing on women’s access to justice is essential in order to achieve sustainable development and explores the various means to address the barriers which prevent women from accessing justice. The explainer video is followed by an interactive map that illustrates successful initiatives undertaken by UN Women in countries around the globe.
ESCAP has released a new publication entitled, "Time for Equality: The Role of Social Protection in Reducing Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific". The publication explores the linkages between inequality and social protection. Overall, it argues that inequality, in its multiple forms, is on the rise in Asia and the Pacific, and is having an adverse impact on sustainable development.
The ESCAP Inequality of Opportunity papers place men and women at the heart of sustainable and inclusive development. The papers do so by identifying seven areas where inequality jeopardizes a person’s prospects, namely: education; women’s access to health care; children’s nutrition; decent employment; basic water and sanitation; access to clean energy; and financial inclusion.
Entrepreneurship is a key means through which women can both empower themselves and contribute to inclusive and sustainable development. A vital part of this agenda includes the 61.3 million women who own and operate businesses within the ten member States of ASEAN.
Building Disability‑Inclusive Societies in Asia and the Pacific: Assessing Progress of the Incheon Strategy
Building Disability-Inclusive Societies in Asia and the Pacific: Assessing Progress of the Incheon Strategy presents the first regional comprehensive progress report on participation of persons with disabilities in development opportunities at the midpoint of the implementation of the Incheon Strategy. The Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real!” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific sets out 10 goals, 27 targets and 62 indicators through which the social, political and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities could be tracked.
This report analyses Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses progress towards the SDGs and the gaps which must be closed for these to be achieved by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s actions remain on target, shortcomings are addressed as they arise, and all interested parties remain engaged.
In conjunction with the seventy-fifth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and its theme of empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality, the ESCAP secretariat is hosting the Equivalence exhibition by Chow and Lin, a Beijing-based, Singaporean-Malaysian artist duo who have exhibited internationally in museums and academic institutions.