E-Library

UN ESCAP has designed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) booklets in English, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Japanese. These booklets, detailing the 17 SDGs and their 169 targets, are a perfect desk resource for fast reference to the SDG targets.

You can download the PDFs at the bottom of the page or, alternatively, view the e-booklets below. 


 


Given the current rate of progress, acceleration is critical if Asia and the Pacific is to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Practical Guide outlines a three-step process to embed the SDGs in existing business and reporting processes in alignment with the GRI Standards and recognized principles. 

The digital divide continues to widen as gaps in the accessibility and affordability of broadband Internet connectivity grow. While high-income economies are leveraging broadband to create value-added services and products and achieve socioeconomic progress, low-income economies are being left further behind.

As one of the main goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the development of reliable and resilient infrastructure (Goal 9), it is imperative that infrastructure financing be given its due importance. Infrastructure development also leads to positive spillover effects such as the promotion of sustainable economic growth and employment (Goal 8) as well as poverty reduction (Goal 1).

This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals 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.

This report will provide a planning scheme for the infrastructure in the GMS as a reference for the research on this field, based on the development status of the infrastructure and the prediction of the ICT business in the region, aiming to facilitate an integrated and balanced development of the infrastructure, which would further contribute to the development of the ICT business in the region.

The Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review was adopted at a three-day Ministerial Conference, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in November 2019.

Since the adoption of important international frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015), the Paris Agreement (2015) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015), it has become clear that climate action and the concept of sustainability are multidimensional, with complex linkages between economic, social and environmental aspects.

The UN Secretary-General has released the advance, unedited version of his annual report on progress towards the SDGs. The report identifies cross-cutting areas where political leadership and urgent, scalable multi-stakeholder action are critical to shift the world onto a trajectory compatible with achieving the SDGs by 2030.