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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in East and North-East Asia

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This publication highlights challenges and priorities of the East and North-East Asia subregion (ENEA) in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Subregion comprises China, Japan, Mongolia, the two Koreas and Russia. It highlights the priority areas for ENEA as poverty reduction and safeguarding basic needs; enhancing energy efficiency and optimizing energy structure; addressing climate change; increasing resilience to disasters; enhancing resource efficiency; ecological innovation for growth; integrating population ageing in national development priorities, and development assistance. Statistical tables and graphs of the latest data of SDG indicators are provided.

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Acknowledgements

Under the overall direction and guidance of Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Director of the ESCAP Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia (ESCAP-ENEA), led the preparation of this report. The core team writing the report comprised Nobuko Kajiura, Sangmin Nam and Dorothea Lazaro (ESCAP-ENEA). Kaveh Zahedi, Hongjoo Hahm and the entire Senior Management Team reviewed the document and provided many helpful comments.

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