SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
UNNExT Business Process Analysis (BPA) of Trade Procedures has proved to be an effective tool to provide detailed understanding of international trade transactions, and is regarded as the first step to be conducted before undertaking other trade facilitation measures. Over 50 import and export processes have been studied using BPA since 2009 by international organizations such as ESCAP, ECE, ADB, and their member states.
The database of agreements on international road transport is developed by the secretariat under the project on “Harmonization of Legal Environment for Operations of International Road Transport in the ESCAP region” financed by the Government of the Russian Federation.
In May 2015, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), adopted resolution 71/11 to establish the Asian and Pacific Centre for the development of disaster information management (APDIM) in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a regional institution of the Commission.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Seoul Metropolitan Government and CityNet have established the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform to promote and support knowledge sharing and city-to-city cooperation for sustainable urban development.
Floods highly impact rural communities, especially those living on river banks whose livelihood is highly dependent on agriculture and farming. In addition, modern farming practices relying on hybrid seeds urge farmers to purchase new seeds each season, increasing the costs of food production. In 2010, many farmers lost their lives and crops in a massive flood event and many then decided to abandon seeding during the monsoon season fearing further economic losses.
This publication introduces Water Sensitive Urban Design and discusses its benefits, with examples of integration in Viet Nam.