Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2015

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The Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2015 presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. For the first time the Yearbook is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connectivity. It provides the international and regional community with key indicators, objective analyses of the current trends and emerging issues, along with data and charts. In order to maximize the comparability, the data is sourced exclusively from international agencies that adhere to the official global statistical standards.



Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all people at all ages is the focus of Sustainable Development Goal 3 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its nine targets address a broad and comprehensive range of priorities for sustainable protection of healthy lives, including the following: reducing maternal mortality; infant and under-5 mortality; communicable and non-communicable diseases; environmental causes of ill-health and death; substance use and abuse; and road traffic accidents; as well as ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health-care services; and achieving universal health coverage.


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