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The brief provides a summary of contributions from Thailand, Nepal, the Philippines, China and Australia, in collaboration with partners, during a “Special Topic Session on Using Big Data for Official Statistics” organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the
17 SDGs, is an important driving force in global development efforts. Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) have embraced the goals to guide and measure their work through their National Development Plans. The Pacific Community (SPC) increasingly relies on these plans to develop its own work programmes with members.

Based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and ILO Convention No. 169, this Checklist aligns the principles and rights in these two instruments with the human rights due diligence approach set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a biennial publication prepared by the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific to provide insights into the impact of recent and emerging developments in trade and foreign direct investment on countries' abilities to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable development.

The Future of Asian and Pacific Cities 2019 is the third report, jointly developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, Centre for Livable Cities Singapore, the European Union, The Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme.

Just as women and men have unequal access to rights, resources and opportunities, they relate to and interact with the natural environment in different ways, face differing vulnerabilities and impacts, and have unique adaptive capacity related to climate change, disasters and use of natural resources.

Though the total SDG financing gap is daunting, on the order of an average $400 billion per year for the world’s 59 low-income developing countries (LIDCs), it amounts to just 0.7 percent of the advanced economies’ GDP, and just 0.4 percent of the world economy as a whole.

The Secretary-General’s three-year Roadmap for Financing the 2030 Agenda provides a pathway for implementation of the Strategy. The Roadmap, which reflects actions and initiatives to mobilize investment and support for financing the 2030 Agenda, includes three parts.

Part I: Specific actions and ‘key asks’ championed by the Secretary-General, where his leadership can galvanize the required change.

The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR ) originated in the Rio + 20 outcome, when Member States were laying the groundwork for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The negotiators knew that the Agenda would be complex, and unprecedented in ambition, and that the traditional siloed approach to development would not be adequate.

The Digital Situation Report aims to simplify OCHA's current portfolio of field reporting products (Flash Update, Situation Report and Humanitarian Bulletin) by moving out of static PDFs and consolidating into a single online format. It will be more dynamic, visual, and analytical. The platform will save users' time by automating distribution and design.