Consisting of executives and representatives of leading businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors from across the Asia-Pacific region, the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) is set up to drive businesses in working towards the 2030 Sustainable Agenda and associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
ARTNeT is an open regional network of research and academic institutions and think-tanks with a keen interest in addressing international trade and investment policy and facilitation issues in the context of sustainable development.
ARTNeT is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific with support from several international donors and national development agencies
Engaging Citizens for Sustainable Development: A Data Perspective – Making the Global Agenda the Citizens’ Agenda considers the case of the engagement of citizens and community-level actors within the United Nations sustainable development agenda, also known as the Global Agenda.
The Humans of MY World (HOMY) initiative showcases personal testimonies from around the world on why the SDGs matter to people and their communities. Inspired by “Humans of New York”, HOMY reveals the individual impact in achieving the SDGs. To learn more, click here.
Below is a collection of select stories and blogs from the framework of HOMY.
To help countries benchmark and reduce the time and cost of trading across border, the UN Regional Commissions jointly conduct the UN Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade. The Survey currently covers 120 countries around the globe, and 47 measures related to the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), as well as emerging regional and global initiatives on paperless trade or e-trade, such as the recent Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (FA-CPT).
UNNExT Business Process Analysis (BPA) of Trade Procedures has proved to be an effective tool to provide detailed understanding of international trade transactions, and is regarded as the first step to be conducted before undertaking other trade facilitation measures. Over 50 import and export processes have been studied using BPA since 2009 by international organizations such as ESCAP, ECE, ADB, and their member states.
This website is provided by the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
The database of agreements on international road transport is developed by the secretariat under the project on “Harmonization of Legal Environment for Operations of International Road Transport in the ESCAP region” financed by the Government of the Russian Federation.
UN ESCAP is collaborating with the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea Investment and Promotion Authority to jointly organize the APBF 2019 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 20-21 June, 2019. The Forum is also being supported by the Business Council of Papua New Guinea; the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
APCTT is a Regional Institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) servicing the Asia-Pacific region.
It was established in 1977 with the objective of facilitating technology transfer in the Asia-Pacific region. The Centre is headquartered in New Delhi with host facilities provided by the Government of India.