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.


ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters. It is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

OECD - OCDE forecasts that more than 80% of the world's poorest could be living in fragile contexts by 2030 if fragility is not addressed. Read the attached snapshot to learn about challenges and opportunities in implementing the 2030 Agenda in fragile and conflict-affected settings. These insights are based on eight countries which shared their experiences in voluntary national reviews.

Voluntary National Review (VNR) is the globally accepted path to share the success, achievement, best practices, challenges, lessons learnt and actions to take to advance the implementation of global sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030. The VNR shall also support the implementation of SDGs through encouraging cooperation of sectors, expand partnerships to improve the state policies and strengthen the existing structures.