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Building an Inclusive United Nations with Taiwan on Board
September 05, 2019

Building an Inclusive United Nations with Taiwan on Board

By Jaushieh Joseph Wu
The principles of inclusiveness and leaving no one behind are key to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How Can Asia Unleash the Potential of Youth?
October 24, 2018

How Can Asia Unleash the Potential of Youth?

By Pauline Tamesis
Asian countries like Cambodia need young people's help to create a sustainable future.
Embracing Change and Working Together to Save the Planet
October 08, 2018

Embracing Change and Working Together to Save the Planet

By Haoliang Xu
From fighting climate change to adapting to the fourth industrial revolution, it will take more than government action to make progress.

Bhutan’s Unique Success in Reducing Poverty
August 24, 2018

Bhutan’s Unique Success in Reducing Poverty

By Kezang Wangchuk
“If the government cannot create happiness for its people, there is no purpose for the government to exist.”

Asia: From 'Tiger Economies' to 'Tiger Food Systems'
October 30, 2017

Asia: From 'Tiger Economies' to 'Tiger Food Systems'

By Nila F. Moeloek and Gunhild A. Stordalen
“Tiger food systems” can transform our health and our planet.

Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
July 13, 2017

Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The start of a project highlights Vientiane's continuing struggle with the issue even as it receives foreign assistance.

EXPO 2017 in Astana Will Contribute to Global Sustainable Development 
June 29, 2017

EXPO 2017 in Astana Will Contribute to Global Sustainable Development 

By Kairat Abdrakhmanov
"Staging such an important exhibition in Kazakhstan will accelerate our transition to a modern and sustainable economy."
Financing for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future in Asia
April 28, 2017

Financing for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future in Asia

By Shamshad Akhtar
As policymakers meet to brainstorm this week, priorities are on domestic, sustainable, and inclusive financial measures.

Positive Signs as Asia-Pacific Moves Toward Global Development Goals
April 05, 2017

Positive Signs as Asia-Pacific Moves Toward Global Development Goals

By Shamshad Akhtar
The region is making gain on quality of life and gender equality, but poverty remains a pressing concern.

No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  
February 18, 2017

No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  

By Nathan Page
Why the emphasis on peace-building in the UN Sustainable Development Goals is essential.

How to Boost Innovation in Asia
October 06, 2016

How to Boost Innovation in Asia

By Shamshad Akhtar
Promoting science, technology, and innovation will be crucial to achieving sustainable development.
Time for Asia and the Pacific to Lead on Sustainable Development
April 05, 2016

Time for Asia and the Pacific to Lead on Sustainable Development

By Shamshad Akhtar
Success in the Asia-Pacific will be crucial to the ambitious global plan to eradicate poverty.

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