SDG Progress Report 2022-Asia and the Pacific


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This report analyses progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It also examines inequalities and vulnerabilities among different population groups. It assesses gaps that must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030 and leave no one behind. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s actions remain on target and shortcomings are addressed as they arise. It is a resource for all stakeholders involved in the prioritization, planning, implementation, and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.

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The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the most inclusive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region. The Commission promotes cooperation among its 53 member States and 9 associate members in pursuit of solutions to sustainable development challenges. ESCAP is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations.

  • Publication date : 17th March, 2022
  • Publisher: United Nations
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  • Author(s): Overall supervision and final review Rachael Joanne Beaven Coordinator Arman Bidarbakht-Nia Core team of authors ESCAP: Patrik Andersson, Arman Bidarbakht- Nia, Cai Cai, Zian Cao, Maria Dewi, Kanika Gupta, Anisa Hussein, Minju Kim, Sangmin Nam, Sayuri Cocco Okada, Mary Ann Perkins, Rajan Ratna, Chris Ryan, Ma. Fideles Sadicon, Dayyan Shayani, Rony Soerakoesoemah, Ermina Sokou, Sanjay Srivastava, Vanessa Steinmayer, Madhurima Sarkar-Swaisgood, and Patricia Wong Bi Yi; ILO: Elisa Benes, Peter Buwembo, Sara Elder, Tite Habiyakare, Christian Viegelahn and Samantha Watson; IOM: Emanuele Albarosa, Julia Black, Chandan Nayak, Gabriela Alvarez Sánchez and Anny Yip-Ching Yu; UNDP: Bishwa Tiwari; UNEP: Anna Gesine Kneifel, Vera Pokorny, Annette Wallgren and Jinhua Zhang; UNESCO: Roshan Bajracharya, UNFPA: Catherine Breen Kamkong,Federica Maurizio and Sujata Tuladhar; UNHCR: Sadiq Kwesi Boateng, Nattiya Nattrakulpithak, Martina Pomeroy; UNICEF: Jessica Blankenship, Roland Kupka, Lieve Sabbe, Asako Saegusa and Jayachandran Vasudevan; UNODC: Enrico Bisogno; UNODC-KOSTAT Centre of Excellence: Matthew Harris-Williams, Hyun Jung Park; UN WOMEN: Sara Duerto Valero and Cecilia Tinonin.
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