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Asia-Pacific Outlook Highlighted At Global UN Forums On 2030 Agenda in New York

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14 July 2016 Press Release No: G/36/2016

New York (ESCAP News) — The experiences and challenges of Asia-Pacific’s countries in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be emphasized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in high-level side events held alongside the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the fifth biennial meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) in New York next week.
Convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) the HLPF ministerial segment held from 18-20 July is the essential global forum for providing political leadership, guidance and recommendations on implementing the 2030 Agenda. The DCF held from 21-22 July will review the latest international development cooperation trends, bringing together policymakers, civil society organizations and private foundations.

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2015

The Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2015 is a reference of current and emerging trends of economic, social and environmental development in Asia and the Pacific. For the first time the Yearbook is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and each Goal below, when clicked, links to analyses of development trends, data tables and statistical data challenges. Continue reading

Asia-Pacific countries strengthen regional cooperation in trade and investment at UN policy forum

Senior government representatives from more than 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended three days of United Nations-sponsored talks in Bangkok this week, calling for strengthened regional cooperation in trade and investment with a special focus on realizing the role of trade and investment in achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading