The IPoA invited the United Nations General Assembly to consider conducting a comprehensive high-level midterm review of the progress made by the LDCs in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action (para. 157). ESCAP resolution 70/3 requested the Executive Secretary, inter alia, to organize the Asia-Pacific regional high-level policy dialogue on the IPoA in early 2015 and to submit to the Commission at its seventy-first session a report on the progress achieved in implementing the said resolution.
The Introductory session will include the technical presentation on "Features and Benefits of Innovative Wastewater and Solid Waste Solutions". Following this presentation, partner cities will present concrete challenges, issues and opportunities identified, where the provincial and/or the national government plays a critical role.
The Pacific is vital, valued and connected to our region and our world.
Pacific Island developing countries are all too often seen as separated by the ocean from each other and from mainland Asia. We can see the Pacific islands in an ocean of isolation, or we can choose to see them situated in an ocean of opportunity.
Green Economy in a Blue World: Pacific Perspectives offers green economy analyses, linked to a range of policy options, to better balance Pacific development in our pursuit of a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future.
Owing to demographic changes in Pacific island developing countries and territories, an increasing number of people are entering the labour market in these countries. In order to ensure that new entrants into the labour market are able to be gainfully employed, governments need to implement coherent macroeconomic as well as social policies that encourage growth in employment, especially in the private sector.