Integration of the SDGs into National Planning

United Nations ESCAP YouTube Channel

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. To view a collection of short expert interviews, or "voices," pertaining to ESCAP's work and other ESCAP related media content on the organization's YouTube channel, click the link provided.

Integrated Approaches for Sustainable Development Goals Planning: The Case of Goal 6 on Water and Sanitation

Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2016, scientist have been studying its “indivisible whole” nature, with the objectives to propose viable methods and tools for integrated planning of the implementation of the 17 SDGs. The three dimensions of sustainable development as outlined by the 2030 Agenda—economic prosperity, social justice and environmental protection—are viewed as “intertwined”, like three strands of the DNA.

Academy Module on "An Overview of ICTs and Sustainable Development"

Today, few will question the capacity of ICTs to serve as enablers of sustainable development that the world community has agreed to work towards by the target year 2030. However, although this capacity of ICTs as enablers has been recognized, there remains fuzziness about the linkage between ICTs and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This module addresses the SDGs through the prism of ICTs.

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2019: Ambitions beyond growth

The relatively stable economic performance of Asia and the Pacific conceals increasing downside risks to regional progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In an era of uncertainty, bold and wise policies are needed to make growth inclusive and sustainable, i.e., “putting people and planet first.”

Regional Road Map for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific: Progress Report 2019

The Regional Road Map for Implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific was developed by countries in Asia and the Pacific to facilitate cooperation at the regional level, supported by the ESCAP Secretariat and other United Nations entities. Agreed upon at the 4th Asia and Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development and endorsed via Resolution 73/9 adopted during ESCAP’s 73th Commission Session, the road map identifies eleven priority areas for regional cooperation to implement the 2030 Agenda.