The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

Date: 
31 Mar 2016 to 2 Apr 2016
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development will be convened by ESCAP in collaboration with Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) on behalf of Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM) as a preparatory event for the APFSD. Following on the progress of the region in bringing the concept of Development Justice1 to the attention of the global community, and the establishment of AP-RCEM2 in 2014, the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 will bring civil society organizations from different sectors and countries together to explore common ground and actions and develop common messages for the APFSD, as well as coordinate strategies for more meaningful participation in the regional intergovernmental processes for sustainable development.

The Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development will aim to:

  • Inform and build the capacity of civil society participants to engage in sustainable development processes at the global and regional levels,
  • Agree on joint actions and follow up to civil society positions adopted,
  • Provide a space for civil society to dialogue on, and prepare strategies for engaging in the APFSD and upcoming regional events and influence decision-making process, and
  • Strengthen the outreach and effectiveness of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanisms (AP-RCEM) Application to participate in this civil society preparatory event is strongly recommended for those seeking to attend the APFSD. Civil society organizations can also seek to attend the APFSD as part of their national delegations.

CSO statements prepared for APFSD 2016