The third Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report for Asia and the Pacific will be launched at 64th session of the Commission. Building on reports in 2003 and 2005, and progress reports in 2006 and 2007, A Future Within Reach, 2008 – Regional partnerships for Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific takes stock of the achievements to date and highlights the main gaps in achieving the MDGs
. It also considers how those gaps might be filled, primarily by national action, but supplemented with the information, advisory services and human and financial resources of international bodies. This report is joint effort, produced by ESCAP, the UN Development Programme
and the Asian Development Bank
, with the active contributions from a number of other UN agencies.