Sustainable Development Goals
North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals
The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2022, ESCAP’s flagship publication, raised anew the critical status of SDG implementation in the Asia-Pacific region indicating that the region is not on track to achieve any of the 17 SDGs. There is also diverse progress across subregions. For East and North-East Asia, the subregion is on track to achieve Goal 9 on industry, innovation, and infrastructure, owing to its robust manufacturing base and advanced infrastructure. The subregion has likewise progressed in the fight against poverty (Goal 1). However, although the subregion is an economic powerhouse, achieving the targets on decent work and economic growth (Goal 8) remains a serious concern largely due to resource use inefficiency. Consequently, the subregion has regressed in responsible consumption and production (Goal 12) and climate action (Goal 13).