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Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2013 just released


“A new partnership effort to strengthen regional and national capacities in measuring resilience for food security”. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2013, acknowledges with a dedicated section the efforts that are being made by the FSIN Resilience Measurement Working Group (see p. 134 of the report).

On the occasion of its release on 3rd December 2013, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the ESCAP, called for the development community to work together to place statistical capacity building at the center of the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that high quality data and information are available to people and governments to support more effective decision-making.

This edition of the Yearbook presents concise analyses highlighting major achievements and challenges for ESCAP member States and the five sub-regions in promoting economic prosperity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. These analyses are supported with the most up-to-date and comparable data for over 300 indicators covering 32 topics, grouped into eight themes: demographic trends, health, education and knowledge, poverty and insecurity, women’s empowerment, environment, economy, and connectivity.

In addition to revising and updating the indicators to reflect changing development priorities, this Yearbook includes two new topics which are very relevant to the region: food security and crime.


Moreover, the Yearbook is accompanied by a series of online products:





Author: UN ESCAP
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