Resources

Publications

Towards Income Security in Asia and the Pacific: A Focus on Income Support Schemes

Rising inequality as well as the need to build resilience to crises, whether economic and financial crises, or natural disasters, have increased the call for strengthening social protection in the Asia-Pacific region. 

To strengthen social protection, most countries in the region have already set in place income support schemes, often targeted towards certain vulnerable groups. Those include schemes for providing universal social pensions for older persons, income support schemes targeted at poor families, schemes targeting women, as well as food-for-work schemes. 

Factsheets and Statistics

2014 ESCAP Population data sheet

The Population Data Sheet, published annually by ESCAP, features key indicators on population and development displayed at country, subregional and regional levels. It is a useful tool for reference by researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders interested in the field of population and development.

Guides and Toolkits

Creating Enabling Legal Environments: Conducting National Reviews and Multi-Sector Consultations on Legal and Policy Barriers to HIV Services

"Creating Enabling Legal Environments: Conducting National Reviews and Multi-Sector Consultations on Legal and Policy Barriers to HIV Services" is a guidance document that aims to support country stakeholders including governments, Joint UN Teams on AIDS, civil society partners and others to undertake a review of national laws, policies and practices to enable full achievement of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services, and to conduct a national, multi-sectoral consultation on legal and policy barriers to HIV services for PLHIV and key populations.

Papers

Working Paper on Confronting Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific: The Role of Social Protection

As the development agenda beyond 2015 takes shape, it is increasingly being recognized that inequality is an impediment to the integration of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Despite high and enduring economic growth and significant progress in terms of poverty eradication, inequalities persist in Asia and the Pacific, and in some instances they have intensified, between women and men, girls and boys, urban and rural areas, and different age and ethnic groups.

Projects

National Reviews and Multisectoral Consultations on Policy and Legal Barriers to Effective HIV Responses

The ESCAP Roadmap to 2015 includes the national reviews and multisectoral consultations on legal and policy barriers to effective HIV prevention, care, treatment and services as contained in commitments made under the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and ESCAP resolutions 66/10 and 67/9.

Resolutions and Treaties

GA Resolution 65/182: Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing

Resolution adopted at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 21 December 2010, New York.

In resolution A/ RES/65/182 General Assembly decided, inter alia, to establish an open-ended working group, open to all States Members of the United Nations, for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons.

The document is available at http://undocs.org/A/RES/65/182

 

Resolutions and Treaties

GA Resolution 67/139: Towards a comprehensive and integral international legal instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of older persons

Resolution adopted at the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 20 December 2012, New York.

In resolution A/ RES/67/139 General Assembly decided that the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing shall consider proposals for an international legal instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of older persons.

The document is available at http://undocs.org/A/RES/67/139

 

Resolutions and Treaties

HRC Resolution 24/20: The human rights of older persons

Resolution adopted at the 24th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 27 September 2013, Geneva.

In resolution A/HRC/RES/24/20 the Human Rights Council decided to appoint, for a period of three years, an Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons.

The document is available at http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/24/20

 

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