Regional perspective on the achievements of MDGs ASIA - PACIFIC Kim Hak-Su Executive Secretary Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

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Different levels of MDG achievements 15/16 Fast achievers Slow achievers Off-track countries

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Regional perspective on the achievements of MDGs ASIA - PACIFIC Kim Hak-Su Executive Secretary Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) A very diverse region! 15/16 3 of the worlds most populous countries Some highly developed and a number of middle- income 14 least developed countries (LDCs) 12 landlocked developed countries (LLDCs) 17 small island developed States (SIDS) Different levels of MDG achievements 15/16 Fast achievers Slow achievers Off-track countries Fast achievers 15/16 Meet income poverty and on track in other targets In East-Asia and South-East Asian meet income poverty target Mixed progress in: womens equal representation Reducing under-five-years old mortality Reducing maternal mortality Halting and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS Environmental sustainability Pockets of poverty in China, India and Indonesia Income inequality could be worsening Slow achievers 15/16 South Asia and West Asia Appears on track in income poverty, education and drinking water goals South Asia - slow progress in other goals West Asia income poverty on the rise Off-track countries 15/16 Least Developed Countries Landlocked Developing Countries Countries with economies in transition Island developing countries Key MDG challenges - Asia-Pacific region 15/16 Largest number of absolute poor (700 million, 2/3 worlds poor) Several countries have increasing poverty levels sustainability of poverty reduction a challenge Diversity in the level of achievement of MDGs Concern in meeting the targets on hunger and other goals What ESCAP is doing? 15/16 Partnership with UNDP to promote MDGs since 2001 First regional report on MDGs in June 2003 (focus on Goal 1 and 8) 15/16 Second phase launched in February 2004 Asian Development Bank (ADB) has joined the partnership Second regional MDG report to be released in September 2005, a series of Technical Background Papers 15/16 Patchy and incomplete data sets Only 15 countries have $1 a day poverty figures UNSIAP and UNDP project on building statistical capacity MDG data 15/16 Thank you