Many documents on MDGs are produced either by UN agencies or by international or national NGOs. These reports or studies are extremely valuable as they are a mean to share experience and good practices between countries and international or national institutions. They deal with all aspects of the MDGs, from official guidelines elaborated through key United Nations declarations on MDGs, to very specific studies on particular aspects of the MDGs such as gender equality or health.
The document reviews the progress made by countries in the ESCAP region towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and highlights some of the key challenges. It proposes key actions to support the achievement of the Goals, taking into account the main findings of the ESCAP/United Nations Development Programme/Asian Development Bank publication entitled A Future Within Reach: Reshaping Institutions in a Region of Disparities to Meet the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific and the outcomes of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixtieth session of the General Assembly, held in New York from 14 to 16 September 2005 (also known as the 2005 World Summit).
|Pursuing Gender Equality through the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific |
This is the second UN-HABITAT global report on Water and Sanitation in the World´s Cities. This publication looks at small urban centres which tend to be overlooked, however they are the first tier markets and service providers for rural enterprise and development.
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