Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2018

Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace

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This publication discusess issues of interest for the region’s countries with special needs. It offers an analytical background for the multidimensional linkages between peace and sustainable development and attempts to categorize policy recommendations that support the 2030 Agenda and maintain peace and prevent conflict. It focuses on countries with special needs and the structural development challenges they face, in combination with their limited capacities and resources, which make them particularly vulnerable to conflict. It provides recommendation on policies that could be strengthen the nexus between development and peace through further research on the underlying causes of vulnerability of countries in the region.




This report was prepared under the overall direction and guidance of Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Hongjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary, provided valuable advice and comments. The report was coordinated by a core team under the direction of Hamza Ali Malik, Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division. The core team, led by Oliver Paddison, included Sudip Ranjan Basu, Andrzej Bolesta, Nyingtob Pema Norbu and Yusuke Tateno.


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