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Asia and Pacific on course to miss all Sustainable Development Goals, says UN region chief

Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told UN News at the Organization's Headquarters on Wednesday.

Head of UN’s most populous region calls for more progress on Sustainable Development Goals

Professor Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana  Executive Secretary of ESCAP) has warned that her region is set to miss all of the 17 SDGs which underpin the 2030 Agenda.

Ms. Alisjahbana was speaking to Conor Lennon from UN News in New York, and she began by outlining the message that she wants to get across during her time at UN Headquarters.

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