Means of Implementation

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020 begins with a Highlights section that presents key messages from various parts of the publication.

Part I comprises the data tables and brief analyses of trends of select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for which data were available. The indicators are presented according to the United Nations SDG global indicator framework.

Transforming Urban–Rural Water Linkages into High-Quality Investments

In river basins throughout the world, rivers connect and pass through urban and rural districts; and groundwater aquifers, which underlie urban and rural areas, are connected to the rivers. Sources of pollution occur in both urban and rural areas: point sources, such as sewer outfalls and industrial discharges, are the main sources in urban areas; while nonpoint sources are generally worse in rural areas, including runoff from agricultural lands and discharges from intensive animal husbandry.

Handbook for Stakeholder Engagement at the United Nations Environment Programme

For almost 50 years, civil society stakeholders have been key contributors to implementing the mandate of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP strives to ensure effective, broad and balanced participation of Major Groups and Stakeholders as they play a central role in providing expertise and relevant knowledge. They also channel the voices of those most likely to be directly affected by environmental problems and related policies, and call needed attention to emerging issues as they reach out to their respective communities and the public at large.

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2020

Governments and companies around the world have committed to adding some 826 gigawatts of new non-hydro renewable power capacity in the decade to 2030, at a likely cost of around $1 trillion. Those commitments fall far short of what would be needed to limit world temperature increases to less than 2 degrees Celsius. They also look modest compared to the $2.7 trillion invested during the 2010-2019 decade, as recorded by this Global Trends report.

Human resource management to build statistical institutions

Monitoring of SDGs under Agenda 2030 is the focus for national statistical systems which has huge data demands. Big data and other non-traditional data sources are an exciting prospect for national statistical offices to meet this increasing demand for more statistics of greater timeliness and relevance specially during COVID-19 pandemic. Human resource management and appropriate skill development is essential to meet this challenge. This webinar is being held as preparation for the 7th Committee of Statistics.

IDI-KSC: Are Nations Prepared for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda?

In September 2015, all United Nations Member States jointly committed to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) recognised the importance of this agenda in making a difference in the lives of citizens. INTOSAI called upon its member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) to contribute to the follow-up and review of the SDGs within the context of each nation’s specific sustainable development efforts and SAIs’ individual mandates.