APFSD 2018 Side Events

28 Mar 2018 to 30 Mar 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Integrated approach to ensure resource efficiency and transformative impact, the case of SDG 11 and SDG 12
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Venue: Conference Room 2, 2nd floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility together with Thailand, India, and Mongolia / UN 10YFP/One Planet Network / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / APRSCP

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Why People Matter in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Community best practices and lessons in building resilience towards the SDGs
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room H, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: Asia-Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM) / United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub / UN ESCAP Social Development Division (SDD) / Thematic Working Group on Sustainable Societies

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Safeguarding indigenous resource management systems for sustainable and resilient societies
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room G, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) / Indigenous Peoples Constituency – APRCEM / Food and Agriculture Organization – Asia Pacific / International Labour Organization – Asia Pacific / International Land Coalition (ILC) - Commitment 5 members

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Launch of the Asia Pacific Faith-based Coalition for sustainable development (APFC)
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room F, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: World Vision International, ACT Alliance, Islamic Relief, Soka Gakkai International, Arigatou International, APSD Partners

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High Level Launch of the 2018 Annual Regional SDG Report under the ESCAP/ADB/UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Venue: Cafeteria, 1st Floor, UNCC
Time: 18:15 – 19:30
Organizers: UN ESCAP, ADB, UNDP

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Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development and Pacific SDG Report (2018)
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room A, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: Pacific Islands Forum featuring Samoa, Kiribati and Australia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Working Group (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat / Secretariat of the Pacific Community / UNESCAP / UNDP

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Making cities resilient: for sustainable and resilient communities
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room F, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: UNISDR / UN-Habitat / Local Authorities from selected cities in South and South-East Asia

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Georgian Reforms for Sustainable Development
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Conference Room 4, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:15
Organizers: Georgia

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Human rights and the 2030 Agenda: Unleash the potential of Goal 17’s focus on partnerships and participation to promote human rights and the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Public Foyer, Ground Floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: Government of Denmark, UN Development Group Asia-Pacific Human Rights Network / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) / Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) / Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group for Sustainable Development (IPMG)

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Building Resilient Societies in the Face of Climate Change and Disasters: Experience with Participation and Partnerships from the Mountains and beyond
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room G, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Organizers: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) / Embassy of Sweden

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EAEU sustainable development and its experience of the SDG implementation at sub regional level
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room E, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Organizers: Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)

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Empowering scientists in the Asia-Pacific region to support the SDGs
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room H, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Organizers: Asian national science academies/ Association of Academies and Societies of Science in Asia (AASSA) Inter academy Partnership (IAP)

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Launch of: “Partnering for Sustainable Development: Guidelines for Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific”
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Venue: Theater, Ground Floor, UNCC
Time: 17:15 – 18:30
Organizers: UN ESCAP / United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU – IAS)

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ICT for Transformation and Resilience
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room G, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 08:30 – 10:00
Organizers: UN ESCAP ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction (IDD)

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Accelerating the Transition Towards Low Carbon Development in North-East Asian Cities in the Context of SDGs
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room H, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 08:30 – 10:00
Organizers: UN ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, Innovative Green Development Program (iGDP)

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Accelerating Deployment of Renewable Energy and Improving Energy Efficiency in Asia and the Pacific
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room F, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 08:30 – 10:00
Organizers: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) / Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) / UN Environment, Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) / United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

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Leaving no one behind: what will it take?
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Engagement Space, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 08:30 – 09:30
Organizers: Overseas Development Institute (ODI) / Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) / Asia Civil Society Partnership on Sustainable Development (APSD) / UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

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Social Entrepreneurship: A Pathway for Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Engagement Space, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 09:30 – 10:30
Organizers: Social and Community Enterprises Constituency of Asia-Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM) / Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) / United Nations Economic and Social Commission on Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) / Oxfam and Government of Sweden

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Voluntary National Review – Learning Cafe
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Engagement Space, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Organizers: UN ESCAP Environment and Development Division (EDD)

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Opening a Decade on Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028)
Commemoration of the World Water Day 2018 and the Regional Launch of the World Water Development Report 2018 on Nature-based Solutions for Water and the SDG6 Synthesis Report
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Ground Floor, UNCC
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Organizers: UNESCO Bangkok / UN ESCAP

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Partnerships on Online Platforms for Sustainable Development
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room A, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 11:00 – 12:30
Organizers: UN ESCAP Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID) / The Asia Foundation / Google Asia Pacific

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Participatory Approaches for Resilience – Ideas and Experiences from a Meeting of Regional Partners in the Asia-Pacific
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Engagement Space, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Organizers: Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) / Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and The DO School

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Towards resilient societies: Health and well-being of women and young people.
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room F, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia and the Pacific Regional Office / Bangladesh

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CSO participation in the VNR process and Follow up Mechanism
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room H, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Organizers: Asia Development Alliance (ADA) / TAP Network Partners, Asia Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Development (APSD) Partners / Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD)

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Social Innovations for Social Change: An Alternate Pathway for Creating an Enabling Environment for Sustainable and Resilient Communities
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Venue: Meeting Room E, 1st floor UNCC
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Organizers: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) / TU Dortmund University - Social Research Centre / UNDP Thailand – Thailand Social Innovation Platform / UN ESCAP Environment and Development Division (EDD)

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