SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
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.
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).
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.
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
UNCTAD objective is supporting developing countries in mainstreaming sustainability considerations into freight transport-related policies, plans, operations, and investment decisions.To achieve this UNCTAD, as part of a UNDA-funded project, has developed the SFTF toolkit, encompassing training materials, information, and a methodology to assess gaps and strengthen the capacity to design, develop, and implement SFTF strategies.
In 2015, the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and corresponding SDGs. To support this programme a Global Indicator Framework was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2017 and subsequently by the UN General Assembly in July 2017. That framework comprises 232 statistical indicators designed to measure the 17 goals and their respective 169 targets.
In Turkey’s Western Anatolia, unprecedented funds are committed to the development of geothermal resources and energy infrastructure. Deep geothermal energy projects, in particular, grew in size and number in the last 15 years. These are almost always located in the proximity of largely agrarian communities in peri-urban and rural settings with a longstanding tradition of agriculture such as fig, grape and/or olive production.
SEA of Solutions 2019 is the first annual partnership week convened by SEA circular.
SEA circular is an initiative from the UN Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) to inspire market-based solutions and encourage enabling policies to solve marine plastic pollution at source.
Regional Conversation Series on Building Back Better: Accelerating Digital Connectivity and Leveraging Innovation
Asia and the Pacific is a key driver of a technological revolution that is profoundly transforming the way we live, work and relate to one another. At the same time, the region is also one of the most digitally divided, with less than 14 per cent of the population connected to affordable and reliable high-speed Internet. Around 52 per cent of the region’s population remains offline.