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Use fiscal stability to bolster inclusive, sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, UN report urges

  New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged.  

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report

New York, Nov 11(Just Earth News): Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region – home to most of the world’s undernourished people – the United Nations food security agency said Friday.

Asia-Pacific regional consultations on UN strategy for safe migration open in Bangkok

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): With ever-increasing numbers of people on the move, travelling away from their homelands in search of better opportunities, a United Nations regional meeting opened on Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, exploring options to make migration safer and better protect their rights.    

Asia-Pacific's economic gains must not undercut social and environmental goals, says UN regional forum

  New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): While the Asia-Pacific trade outlook for this year is positive, some uncertainties ¬– including the possible impact of structural rebalancing of China from export orientation to domestic consumption – are forecast for 2018, the United Nations commission for the region said Monday.

Disaster risk outpaces resilience in Asia-Pacific, warns UN regional commission

New York, Oct 10(Just Earth News): Disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific and putting people in this most disaster-prone region at risk of being pushed back into poverty, the latest report from a United Nations regional commission has revealed.

Asia-Pacific moving in ‘wrong direction’ on some development targets, notes UN regional report

New York, July 12(Just Earth News): Despite an impressive track record, the Asia-Pacific region will need to scale up development efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the target envisioned, the United Nations development arm for the region has said.

Annual UN Asia-Pacific policy forum session spotlights poverty eradication, sustainable energy

New York, May 15 (Just Earth News): Asian and Pacific countries are discussing economic cooperation and integration this week at the United Nations regional office in Bangkok, whose annual session focuses on how regional countries can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN agency

New York, May 14(Just Earth News): The destruction of forests in many Asian countries continues apace, threatening the realization of global sustainable development goals by the 2030 deadline, according to the United Nations agricultural agency.

Pro-poor urbanization, sustainable infrastructure can unlock Asia-Pacific's prosperity – UN

New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News): Some 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific still confront poverty as part of their daily lives due to widening income inequality, despite the region's impressive gains in reducing poverty in recent decades, a United Nations-backed report has found.

In 'wake-up call' to Asia-Pacific, UN report urges region to do more to achieve zero hunger by 2030

New York, Dec 7 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday launched a report that outlines declining progress towards defeating hunger in Asia and the Pacific, noting that nearly one-in-three children suffer from stunting, and warning that to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger by 2030, the region must redouble its efforts.

Asia-Pacific saw steady growth in 2016, but risks to financial stability remain – UN report

New York, Dec 2 (Just Earth News): Issuing a year-end update to its flagship economic and social development report, the United Nations development arm for the Asia-Pacific region said on Thursday that resilient domestic demand and policy support supported the region notch a steady growth rate of five per cent but warned that risks remain to financial stability.

'Alarming' disparity in broadband connectivity within Asia-Pacific, UN regional study finds

New York, Aug 20 (Just Earth News): New findings by the economic and social development arm of the United Nations in the Asia-Pacific have revealed that nearly 75 per cent of the region's broadband capabilities and access are concentrated in countries in East and North-East Asia while the Pacific subregion accounts for a mere 1.93 per cent.

Partnerships, fresh policy ideas needed to ensure ‘no one is left behind,’ UN Asia-Pacific forum told

New York, May 18 (Just Earth News): Strong political commitment, action and well-functioning coordination mechanisms, fully supported by the countries of Asia and the Pacific, will be critical to ensure that “no one is left behind,” were spotlighted at the opening of the2016 session of the main United Nations policy forum in the region.

As 'most disaster-prone region,' Asia-Pacific needs risk-sensitive development, UN reports

New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The Asia-Pacific region continued to be the world's most disaster-prone region in 2015, requiring a paradigm shift from a response-recovery governance to a risk-sensitive development approach, according to a new United Nations report.

Reviving domestic demand key to sustainable growth in Asia-Pacific : UN report

New York, Jan 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown, reinvigorating domestic and intra-regional demand plays a crucial role in reviving economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to a newly released-United Nations report, which also recommends a proactive fiscal policy emphasising productivity and addressing inequalities in the region.