Regional perspective on the achievements of MDGs ASIA - PACIFIC

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Kim Hak-Su Executive Secretary Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Regional perspective on the achievements of MDGs ASIA - PACIFIC. A very diverse region!. 3 of the worlds most populous countries Some highly developed and a number of middle-income - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Regional perspective on the achievements of MDGs

    ASIA - PACIFIC Kim Hak-Su Executive SecretaryEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

  • A very diverse region!

    15/163 of the worlds most populous countriesSome highly developed and a number of middle-income14 least developed countries (LDCs)12 landlocked developed countries (LLDCs)17 small island developed States (SIDS)

  • Different levels of MDG achievements

    15/16Fast achieversSlow achieversOff-track countries

  • Fast achievers

    15/16Meet income poverty and on track in other targetsIn East-Asia and South-East Asian meet income poverty targetMixed progress in:womens equal representationReducing under-five-years old mortalityReducing maternal mortalityHalting and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDSEnvironmental sustainabilityPockets of poverty in China, India and IndonesiaIncome inequality could be worsening

  • Slow achievers

    15/16South Asia and West AsiaAppears on track in income poverty, education and drinking water goalsSouth Asia - slow progress in other goals West Asia income poverty on the rise

  • Off-track countries

    15/16Least Developed CountriesLandlocked Developing CountriesCountries with economies in transitionIsland developing countries

  • Key MDG challenges - Asia-Pacific region

    15/16Largest number of absolute poor (700 million, 2/3 worlds poor)Several countries have increasing poverty levels sustainability of poverty reduction a challengeDiversity in the level of achievement of MDGsConcern in meeting the targets on hunger and other goals

  • What ESCAP is doing?

    15/16Partnership with UNDP to promote MDGs since 2001First regional report on MDGs in June 2003 (focus on Goal 1 and 8)

  • 15/16Second phase launched in February 2004Asian Development Bank (ADB) has joined the partnershipSecond regional MDG report to be released in September 2005, a series of Technical Background Papers

  • 15/16Patchy and incomplete data setsOnly 15 countries have $1 a day poverty figuresUNSIAP and UNDP project on building statistical capacity MDG data

  • 15/16Thank you

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