Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

27-29 March 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2019 in Bangkok on 27 – 29 March 2019.

This year, the APFSD will address the theme “’Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and on the cluster of SDGs to be reviewed at the HLPF – in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/299:

  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The APFSD agenda will address

(1) Regional perspectives on the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including in depth review of the theme and cluster of goals; and

(2) Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific, including the consideration of a draft regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific.

Another meeting, The Asia-Pacific People’s Forum on Sustainable Development (APPFSD) will be held on 24-26 March by Civil Society (Asia-Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM) in collaboration with the ESCAP and UN environment as the preparatory meeting for the APFSD.

Target group: ESCAP welcomes applications to the Asia-Pacific People’s Forum on Sustainable Development and the APFSD from those who are based in Asia and the Pacific and from civil society organizations working on the 2030 Agenda and sustainable development processes.

More information: https://www.unescap.org/events/apcsfsd6 (Submit the application form online by latest 20 January 2019)

Call for proposals and side event of APFSD:  https://www.unescap.org/intergovernmental-meetings/apfsd6