Environment-related sustainable development goals have shown the least progress across Asia-Pacific countries. In tandem, regional reports, civil society and the news call attention to the increased vulnerability and marginality of specific groups of people in society – such as those exposed to climate change, migrant workers, or those affected by air pollution.

the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which co-produces the Sustainable Development Report (formerly SDG Index and Dashboards), in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University), released the first-ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “seeks to realize the human rights of all”. Since its adoption, there have been significant efforts to pursue the synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human rights to increase coherence, efficiency and accountability in the implementation and monitoring of both agendas.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has among its objectives to end poverty, reduce inequalities, provide for good health and quality education, promote action to combat climate change and achieve peace, justice and strong institutions. Moreover, it explicitly states that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seek to realize the human rights of all.

Human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are inextricably linked. The 2030 Agenda is explicitly grounded in international human rights. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "seek to realize the human rights of all", and more than 90% of the targets directly reflect elements of international human rights and labour standards.

Reproductive rights and choices have become a reality for more women than ever, says UNFPA’s flagship report, State of World Population 2019, released today. Yet despite these gains, vast numbers of women around the world are not empowered to make fundamental decisions about their own bodies.

The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want. When people lack choice, it can have a long-term impact on fertility rates, often making them higher or lower than what most people desire, according to The State of World Population 2018, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.

This Guidebook is designed as a practical methodology to help countries diagnose integrity risks in the public procurement system and processes, as well as to indicate proper actions to mitigate them. In addition, the Guidebook is designed to help governments in the region upgrade their procurement systems during the Second Review Cycle of the UN Convention against Corruption (2017-2021).

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights the central role of transparent, effective and accountable institutions in promoting peaceful, just, and inclusive societies and the importance of delivering justice for all.

Corruption is hampering the delivery of justice globally. People perceive the judiciary as the second most corrupt public service, after the police.