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The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development wasadopted in September 2015. It is underpinned by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (sdgs) and 169 targets. National policy- makers now face the challenge of implementing this indivisible agenda and achieving progress across the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development world- wide.

Many tools have been developed to support SDG implementation. Some focus on data needs, while others focus on setting governance priorities. This paper presents a framework to assist the statistical and governance communities of practice to decide on which are suitable under different conditions. The Data/Priority Matrix classifies selected SDG implementation tools into one or more of four quadrants depending on whether data are available and whether priorities are clear and agreed.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development calls for participation of stakeholders in its implementation and follow up and review.

The report covers many areas of the 2017 work of UN Climate Change, which includes the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement, as well as their bodies, institutional arrangements, organs and the secretariat.

This guide is designed as a practical tool for agencies and staff within the UN system as they plan out their advocacy work on the 2030 Agenda. A key focus of the guide is on how to conduct UN advocacy in a strategic way – an approach that rises above a list of activities and annual deliverables to an overall vision of where each country effort begins, where it aims to go and a plausible path of action to get there. It draws on a wide constellation of conversations with UN staff.

ADB, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and UN Environment, held a Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Strengthening the Environment Dimensions of the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific on 21–22 February 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand.

This Compendium provides a review of available tools related to the integration of environment into policy and planning in order to deliver sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region. In the context of this task, the term ‘tools’ is interpreted broadly in order to ensure that as wide a range of potential tools and processes as possible is considered that could be used to integrate the environmental considerations of sustainable development into the Policy Cycle.

The WTO is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set targets to be achieved by 2030 in areas such as poverty reduction, health, education and the environment. This publication looks at the role played by the WTO in delivering the SDGs and identifies a number of steps that would help to ensure that international trade contributes to accelerating progress in achieving these goals.

The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. To address global policy challenges in a complex and interconnected world, policy coherence will be key. A more coherent multilateral system will be essential to reconcile and deliver the economic, social and environmental transformations needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It includes detailed SDG Dashboards to help identify implementation priorities for the SDGs. The report also provides a ranking of countries by the aggregate SDG Index of overall performance.