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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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<ul><li><p>Regional perspective on the achievements of MDGs</p><p>ASIA - PACIFIC Kim Hak-Su Executive SecretaryEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)</p></li><li><p>A very diverse region!</p><p>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) </p></li><li><p>Different levels of MDG achievements</p><p>15/16Fast achieversSlow achieversOff-track countries</p></li><li><p>Fast achievers</p><p>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</p></li><li><p>Slow achievers</p><p>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</p></li><li><p>Off-track countries</p><p>15/16Least Developed CountriesLandlocked Developing CountriesCountries with economies in transitionIsland developing countries</p></li><li><p>Key MDG challenges - Asia-Pacific region</p><p>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</p></li><li><p>What ESCAP is doing?</p><p>15/16Partnership with UNDP to promote MDGs since 2001First regional report on MDGs in June 2003 (focus on Goal 1 and 8)</p></li><li><p>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</p></li><li><p>15/16Patchy and incomplete data setsOnly 15 countries have $1 a day poverty figuresUNSIAP and UNDP project on building statistical capacity MDG data </p></li><li><p>15/16Thank you </p></li></ul>