SDG3 Good Health and Well-Being

Soft measures for SDG 3 Good health and well-being - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Applying general policy interventions and having the newest technology is essential but not enough for an effective behavioural change towards a more sustainable future. Policies and technology provides tools for sustainable change. However, the way of people using it depends a lot on how applicable it is. Connecting policy and technology to actual people, bringing it to their daily lives, overcoming their fears and prejudices, meeting their expectations and understanding the decision making process is integral part of the desired change.

Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific: Water and Sanitation

The fifth in the series of Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific policy papers (following Education, Decent Work, Clean Energy and Children’s Nutrition) , this paper highlights why it is important to reduce inequalities in access to clean water and basic sanitation. It also introduces new ways of analyzing surveys to measure inequality of opportunity and to identify the shared circumstances of those “furthest behind” in 22 ESCAP member States.

United Nations University – Computing and Society (UNU-CS)

The United Nations University - Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and international development.
 
UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific 2018

The Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific lays out new arguments and evidence for the critical and urgent need to increase investment in people, particularly in social protection.

Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific only spend about 3.7 per cent of GDP on social protection, compared to the world average of 11.2 per cent. This under investment is the reason why 60 per cent of the population in the Asia-Pacific region has no protection if they fall ill, have a disability, become unemployed, pregnant or old.

A mother’s determination: Building a better life through Lifelong Learning

On the occasion of International Literacy Day on September 8, UNESCO Bangkok celebrates the inspirational story of a single mother of two, whose pursuit of her dream stands as a testimony to the indefatigable human spirit. The dramatized tribute to Ms Supang and her family explores the transformational power of Lifelong Learning and skills development in a story that is both uniquely Thai and yet speaks to circumstances in every country – and particularly women’s empowerment through education to the benefit of society as a whole.

By the numbers: Giving voice to vulnerable youth in Laos

Organisational Background

Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok has had a dual role as both the Regional Bureau for Education and as a Cluster Office in Asia-Pacific.

As a Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical expertise and assistance and serves advisory, knowledge production and sharing, monitoring and evaluation functions to assist Asia-Pacific Member States and other UNESCO field offices and antenna office in the area of education.

Thailand assault is a global wake-up call on school violence and bullying

Organisational Background

Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok has had a dual role as both the Regional Bureau for Education and as a Cluster Office in Asia-Pacific.

As a Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical expertise and assistance and serves advisory, knowledge production and sharing, monitoring and evaluation functions to assist Asia-Pacific Member States and other UNESCO field offices and antenna office in the area of education.

Global Migration Data Portal – Tools: Guidance Materials

A searchable database of guidelines, handbooks, reports and other helpful documents can be accessed in the left column of this page. By using the tickbox and sliding filters, documents can be filtered according to the following categories—migration theme, type of migration data source, type of author, region of focus and date of publication. Equally, the database can be queried by typing keywords, such as “health” or “survey”, into the search field.