UNPAN Asia Pacific



United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020
This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s actions remain on target, shortcomings are addressed as they arise, and all interested parties remain engaged. It is an invaluable resource for all stakeholders involved in prioritization, planning, implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. Read more
Key Issue: Innovation
Resource type: Publication


Innovative Practices


Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA)
Outstanding Young Practitioner Award
The EROPA Outstanding Young Practitioner Award is a search conceptualized and organized by Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration, Inc. (EROPA) which seeks to recognize individuals in the field of public administration and governance who are engaged in creating socio-economic development through public service.




2020 EROPA Conference (Bangkok, Thailand, 25-28 October 2020)
The Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) will hold its 66th Executive Council Meeting and Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on 25 to 28 October 2020, with the theme “Public Governance for Inclusive Growth: Accountability, Engagement, and Digital Transformation”. The event is organized by the National Institute of Development Administration, Kingdom of Thailand. Many nations all over the world are facing rising inequality.  Read more.


Seasonal School on Rapid Innovation Lab 2020, (28 September – 02 October 2020)
Seasonal School on Digital Transformation was designed last year, aimed to set a model and teach public servants and CSOs dealing with the OGP (Open Government Partnership) from the Western Balkans region how to initiate and maintain multidisciplinary teams. Due to its great success, ReSPA decided to organize the similar event in 2020 designated to Rapid Innovation Lab with very specific content provoked by COVID-19 pandemic. The entire event is planned to be online and very interactive. Along ReSPA Secretariat, a number of credible experts and online moderators will be engaged coming from the WB region, the EU and the USA. As Design Thinking and Agile Management have shaped the entire event complemented by modules on Innovation, Quality and Crisis Management as well as Wellbeing in Public Administration in extraordinary (pandemic) situations, sustainability of the event is foreseen by wide spectrum of follow ups. Seasonal school agenda and short video teasers explaining the content and format of the activities may be seen at: https://www.respaweb.eu/0/events/215/seasonal-school-on-rapid-innovation-lab-2020



Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific located in Bangkok, Thailand, is the regional development arm of the UN for the Asia-Pacific region. Made up of 53 Member States and 9 Associate Members, it has a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati in the east, and from the Russian Federation in the north to New Zealand in the south. The Asia and the Pacific region is home to 4.1 billion people, or two thirds of the world’s population. This makes ESCAP the most comprehensive of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, and the largest UN body serving the Asia-Pacific region, with over 600 staff.