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Asia And The Pacific SDG Progress Report 2024

Asia And The Pacific SDG Progress Report 2024:

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) published the Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2024.

  • This report focuses on success stories, trends, and the distinct challenges encountered in various parts of the region in striving towards the SDGs.
  • The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report is one of the annual flagship publications of the United Nations ESCAP.
  • It provides an overview of SDG Progress in the region which serves as a foundation for many other activities conducted by ESCAP and its partners.
  • It draws out the priorities for enhancing data availability on SDG indicators, especially for the most vulnerable population groups, which could help shape more equitable and inclusive development strategies.

Key Highlights of the Report:

  • Progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains uneven and inadequate across various segments of the population and within the five subregions of Asia and the Pacific.
  • At the current pace, the region will not achieve all SDGs until 2062, which marks a significant 32-year delay from the target year of 2030.
  • Only 11% of the 116 measurable SDG targets are on track. By 2030, the region is projected to achieve only one-third of the required progress if the current trajectory continues.
  • Progress on SDG 13 (Climate Action) remains critically behind, with all SDG 13 targets either stalled or reversing, highlighting the urgent need to incorporate climate action into national policies and strengthen resilience to cope with climate-related disasters.