Information Note for Participants for Expert Consultation on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific: Pre-Meeting to the Fourth Session of the Committee on Environment and Development, 9 - 10 November 2015, UNCC
The United Nations Regional Commissions (RCs) have been assigned explicit and implicit mandates to assist Member States in integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development, provide technical support for SDG implementation through effective leveraging of the means of implementation, and facilitate effective follow-up and review. The RCs were entrusted with these mandates given their universal coverage, convening power, intergovernmental nature and strength, broad-based cross-sectoral mandate, and experience in mobilizing regional consensus on key intergovernmental agreements.
This report comes from the South South-West Asia Workshop on Advancing Accountability and Strengthening Statistics for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment held on 7-9 October 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
This is the tentative programme for the Third meeting of ESCAP Business Advisory Council - Sustainable Business Network's Task Force on Disaster Risk Reduction which will be held in Bangkok on 27 October 2015.
This is the tentative programme for the Third Meeting of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific - Country Consultation, which will be held in Bangkok on 28 October 2015.
North-East Asia is the fastest ageing subregion in the world. While population ageing in itself is a phenomenon and not a "problem", if the current speed and scale of population ageing in North-East Asia is not matched by timely adjustment of various support systems and establishment of enabling environment for older persons, the subregion could face a new challenge of rising poverty and widening socio-economic inequalities among the growing elderly population.