SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals
The Asia Pacific Energy Portal is one aspect of ESCAP’s support to regional member States under the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF). With the generous support of the Russian Federation, the portal has been designed to serve as an informational foundation, helping to meet that mandate and support ESCAP’s ongoing energy-related activities. The portal was launched at the 71st Commission Session in May 2015 and continues to develop with new features and content.
The SDG Data Portal provides a regional perspective on current status and progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon under the 2030 United Nations sustainable development agenda. Covering the 58 regional member states of ESCAP, the data portal includes all SDG indicators from the globally agreed SDG indicator framework for which data source could be identified.
The ESCAP Statistical database provides a regional perspective on development issues in Asia and the Pacific. It contains over 350 indicators disaggregated into over 1200 data series organized in 16 domains. SDG global indicators for which data is available have been incorporated into the ESCAP database.
The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum supporting preparations for the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in the context of both the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly and serves as a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular countries with special needs, including through enhancing their capacity for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is “grounded in [..] international human rights treaties” and is informed, among others, by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Declaration on the Right to Development. The 2030 Agenda “seeks to realize the human rights of all”. It also explicitly seeks to ensure that no one is left behind, reflecting the fundamental human rights principle of non-discrimination.
The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It provides information and independent analyses of regional trends and policy developments in trade, goods and commercial services, as well as foreign direct investment. It also provides insights into the impacts of these recent and emerging developments on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable development.
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) is a rebranded publication issued by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It builds on the success of two former ESCAP Journals – the Asia-Pacific Population Journal, launched in 1986, and the Asia-Pacific Development Journal, launched in 1994.
The United Nations University - Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and international development.
UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).