SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
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.
Consisting of executives and representatives of leading businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors from across the Asia-Pacific region, the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) is set up to drive businesses in working towards the 2030 Sustainable Agenda and associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
ARTNeT is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in addressing international trade and investment policy and facilitation issues in the context of sustainable development.
ARTNeT is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific with support from several international donors and national development agencies
With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, there’s a growing interest for smarter, safer, and more sustainable cities that are responsive to their citizens.
While smart city solutions typically focus on digital optimizations to existing urban infrastructure, this online program goes beyond optimizations: It explores ways in which disruptive technology can dramatically improve planning, design, and management of contemporary cities for a more resilient future.
Explore how our new tools, resources and activities can help your business achieve its sustainability goals and find the right UN Global Compact engagement tier.
The Ninth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Network will discuss current developments and challenges in FDI policy making, promotion and facilitation in the region. It will also explore ways to improve the national legal frameworks and international investment agreements (IIAs) system to ensure it better supports the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Network members will discuss national experiences, best practices and challenges related to sustainable inward FDI to and outward FDI from Asia and the Pacific.
This governance brief examines how innovation hubs, such as one in East Java, can help improve the delivery of basic public services in Indonesia.
The SLoCaT Partnership has released a new report, 'Sustainable Transport: A Critical Driver to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,' to summarise how transport has been reflected in the first quadrennial VNR reporting cycle from 2016 - 2019.