Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2020: Leveraging Ocean Resources for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
Society is experiencing extreme climate events and rapid biodiversity loss, alongside a rise in fake news and rapid technological innovation. How can we connect the dots between today’s biggest societal issues, the state of the planet now, and the future we are shaping? Our Future on Earth 2020 is a report synthesizing the latest Earth science alongside current events.
Given the current rate of progress, acceleration is critical if Asia and the Pacific is to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
This Report supports the process of negotiating a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by providing an evidence base on migration in the region, including trends, key issues and recommendations, to feed into the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. This compact will be adopted in 2018 to help guide the world towards a future in which migration is voluntary, and the rights of migrants are respected for the benefit of all.
The ESCAP Inequality of Opportunity papers place men and women at the heart of sustainable and inclusive development. The papers do so by identifying seven areas where inequality jeopardizes a person’s prospects, namely: education; women’s access to health care; children’s nutrition; decent employment; basic water and sanitation; access to clean energy; and financial inclusion.
The United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) was launched in 1998 to strengthen subregional cooperation in Central Asia and its integration into the world economy. The countries of SPECA are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.