While many people have greater access to education, health, and sanitation, women tend to be poorer, earn less and have fewer opportunities in most aspects of life than men, according to this year's Human Development Report by UNDP.
Localisation is important to allow people around the globe to take ownership of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as their local agenda, thus, the icons have now been translated in over 50 languages, from Czech to Bahasa Indonesia.
Shamshad Akhtar –
Women in Asia Pacific have narrowed the education and health gaps, but progress has been slow for economic empowerment. This International Women's Day, let's recommit ourselves to achieving gender equality, says UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
Stefaan Verhulst –
The quintillions of bytes in data we generate every day offer potential economic, cultural and political benefits. Here's how private data can be used for social good through the concept of data responsibility, according to New York University's Stefaan Verhulst.
and Amy Liu –
Cities are hotbeds of income inequality, but also sites of economic opportunity. OECD Center for Entrepreneurship director Lamia Kamal-Chaoui and Brookings Institution vice president Amy Liu share how cities can promote inclusive growth.
Almost half of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030 are directly or indirectly related to transport, and it's time to relook Asia's transport system if the region is to meet the goals in time, says ADB's Nana Soetantri.