April 28, 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020: Towards sustainable economies

Decades of high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape – lifting a billion people out of extreme poverty in the past two decades and raising living standards of even greater numbers.
January 31, 2020

UNWTO Regional Conference on Sustainable Development through Tourism

The UNWTO Regional Conference on Sustainable Development through Tourism was convened in Thimphu, Bhutan on 3 June 2019. This report captures the main themes, presentations and discussions of the conference.
November 26, 2019

A Blueprint for Dolphin and Whale watching development

Whale watching has proved to be one of the most successful and resilient types of tourism in the world, offering economic returns and solid community, educational, research, and conservation benefits.
November 26, 2019

Pacific Sustainability Monitoring Programme: Le Vasa Resort (Samoa)

A 16-room hotel located on the island of Upolu, Samoa, Le Vasa Resort is focused on providing guests with an authentic taste of Samoan culture.
October 8, 2018

Finance for Pacific Ocean Governance (Part 1: Background)

The purpose of this paper is to provide background context for improving finance for Pacific Ocean governance. The goal of ocean finance is to generate, invest, align, and account for financial capital to achieve sustained ocean health and governance. This paper analyses the current Pacific Ocean finance context according to these four actions, and is a precursor to the development of 1) Ocean Finance Profiles which articulate the status and opportunities in ocean finance at the national level for Pacific Island countries (January 2020), and 2) a summary paper articulating a regional path forward (June 2020).
September 10, 2018

Global Environment Facility and the SDGs

September 9, 2018

Measuring Fiji’s Sustainable Tourism (Feasibility Report)

September 9, 2018

Getting Started with the Sustainable Development Goals