The Asia-Pacific region faces a daunting spectrum of natural hazards. Indeed, many countries could be reaching a tipping point beyond which disaster risk, fuelled by climate change, exceeds their capacity to respond.
SDG3 Good Health and Well-Being
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.
UNFPA’s report publishes, for the first time, data on women’s ability to make decisions over three key areas: sexual intercourse with their partner, contraception use and health care.
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.
The fourth in the series of Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific policy papers (following Education, Decent Work, Clean Energy), this paper highlights why it is important to reduce inequalities in access to children's nutrition. It also introduces new ways of analyzing surveys to measure inequality of opportunity and to identify the shared circumstances of those “furthest behind” in 22 ESCAP member States.
Building Disability‑Inclusive Societies in Asia and the Pacific: Assessing Progress of the Incheon Strategy
Building Disability-Inclusive Societies in Asia and the Pacific: Assessing Progress of the Incheon Strategy presents the first regional comprehensive progress report on participation of persons with disabilities in development opportunities at the midpoint of the implementation of the Incheon Strategy. The Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real!” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific sets out 10 goals, 27 targets and 62 indicators through which the social, political and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities could be tracked.
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.
2019 Sport and the SDGs Youth "Funshop"
Seoul, Republic of Korea, 5-8 September 2019
hosted by UNESCO and Lee Seung-Yuop Baseball Foundation
Application Submission Deadline: 1 June 2019
Are you between 18 and 30 years old and an advocate for sport for development?
Do you run or work in a sports-based organization?
Are you a leader in your community?
On March 15, China announced that it will host the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2019 with the theme of air pollution.
Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.