The Youth SDG innovation platform for Asia-Pacific
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Business Call to Action
Launched at the United Nations in 2008, Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by recognizing innovative inclusive business models that engage people at the base of the economic pyramid as consumers, producers, suppliers, distributors of goods and services, and employees.
Over 280 companies operating in over 80 countries have responded to the BCtA by committing to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions in developing countries through innovative business solutions. These BCtA member companies are market leaders that provide examples of successful, profitable, and scalable models for reaching poor communities and contributing to global development.
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a multilateral development bank (MDB), working to improve the lives of those we serve by promoting social and economic development in Member countries and Muslim communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale.
IsDB provides the infrastructure to enable people to lead better lives and achieve their full potential.
Urban Youth Academy is a youth organization originally based in South Korea with various regional programs in Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam and India focusing on SDG localization and youth empowerment.
World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. The largest regional intergovernmental platform with 53 Member States and 9 associate members, ESCAP has emerged as a strong regional think-tank offering countries sound analytical products that shed insight into the evolving economic, social and environmental dynamics of the region. The Commission’s strategic focus is to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is reinforced and deepened by promoting regional cooperation and integration to advance responses to shared vulnerabilities, connectivity, financial cooperation and market integration. ESCAP’s research and analysis coupled with its policy advisory services, capacity building and technical assistance to governments aims to support countries’ sustainable and inclusive development ambitions.
The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, in support of households, localities and small enterprises that are underserved, where development needs are greatest and where resources are scarcest.
TusStar was started in 1999, and firstly introduced the concept of “incubation + investment” in China for innovation and entrepreneurship business. Up till now, TusStar has 150+ incubators around the world and has incubated over 10,000 firms.
Founded at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg by UN Environment, UNDP and IUCN as a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. We believe that the promotion of social and environmental entrepreneurship is pivotal for environmentally friendly and socially inclusive development and poverty reduction.
SEED supports 'eco-inclusive' enterprises. We work directly with growing and aspiring entrepreneurs, who have goals towards sustainability, to strategise, optimise and award their achievements in conducting green and inclusive businesses.