2022 System-Wide Results of the United Nations Development System in Asia and the Pacific
2030 Agenda and the SDGs
Emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, the diverse countries across Asia and the Pacific region were buffeted by the knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine, inflationary pressures and pandemic-related weak economic growth prospects, fiscal pressures, increasing public debt and a series of climate-related disasters.
As the Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Progress Report 2022 has warned, the region is at least forty-two years away from achieving the SDGs at the current pace of SDG implementation.
The UN development system in Asia and the Pacific has sought to address these challenges and leverage emerging opportunities by finding tailor-made solutions to country needs and typologies. UN country teams, under the leadership of empowered Resident Coordinators, have responded by mobilizing coordinated support to governments and partners with regard to stepping up investments in the SDGs, strengthening resilience to future shocks and enhancing regional cooperation to address transboundary challenges.
This annual report provides a snapshot of the key development system results achieved in Asia-Pacific in 2022 through partnerships between the entities that make up the global development system: the UN agencies, funds and programmes, the Regional Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, national and local governments, subregional organizations, international financial institutions, civil society organizations, and the business sector – a network of developmental partnerships without which these results could not have been achieved.