Supports countries of the Asia-Pacific region to address critical regional socio-demographic trends including the youth bulge, population ageging, migration including human trafficking, urbanization, andrelated dimensions of health and well-being.
This Thematic Working Group focuses on:
- Ensuring regional policy and thematic coherence, synergy and optimized impact from the combined efforts of the UN system, with a focus on aligning operational work on ageing, youth, migration and the social dimensions of urbanization.
- Providing regional inputs to normative and analytical work undertaken at the global level and translating global mandates and norms to regional mandates through coordination of UN work at the regional level on, inter alia: the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the outcome of the sixth Asia-Pacific Population Conference; the World Programme of Action on Youth; Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing; the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD); the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF); and Habitat III.
- Supporting regional/sub-regional initiatives in specific areas which require coordinated effort by multiple agencies, with a specific focus on ASEAN, SAARC and Pacific sub-regions.
- Selecting and implementing regionally-oriented activities that will have the greatest impact toward moving forward the 2030 Agenda at the country level, and working with the regional UNDG Peer Support Group for integration of common global and regional priorities, commitments and good practices in national and UN country team planning processes including UNDAFs, as may apply or be requested.