UNDP support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

There is an imperative today to foster sustainable development. A vision for what this encapsulates is laid out in the new sustainable development agenda that aims to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030. As the UN’s Development arm, UNDP has a key role to play in supporting countries to make this vision a reality—putting societies on a sustainable development pathway, managing risk and enhancing resilience, and advancing prosperity and wellbeing.

UNDP has worked with the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in developing a strategy for effective and coherent implementation support of the new sustainable development agenda under the acronym ‘MAPS’ (Mainstreaming, Acceleration, and Policy Support).

These services, as outlined in the prospectus, cover a wide range of areas: poverty reduction, inclusive growth and productive employment, gender equality and the empowerment of women, HIV and health, access to water and sanitation, climate change adaptation, access to sustainable energy, sustainable management of terrestrial ecosystems, oceans governance, and promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies.

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Accelerating Progress: An empowered, inclusive and equal Asia and the Pacific


What change is needed to strengthen empowerment and promote inclusion and equality of all people within our eff orts to implement the 2030 Agenda, including its central aspiration to leave no one behind? This report helps to answer that question, by proposing a framework of four synergistic elements that can promote these intertwined objectives.

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific


This report takes stock of the changing nature of risk in Asia and the Pacific, and the stresses, shocks and opportunities that are affecting a diverse region’s prospects for achieving the SDGs.

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Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific


The report looks at the risks and opportunities presented by these trends and points to promising responses through three interlinked entry points for this agenda: (i) realizing the promise of urban development, (ii) strengthening responses to enduring rural poverty and (iii) providing sustainable infrastructure.

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