Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development: Consolidating and reaching out for development justice

15 May 2014 to 17 May 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

As a preparatory event for the first Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), a Civil Society Forum was convened by ESCAP in collaboration with civil society partners to enable civil society organizations from different sectors and countries to come together and explore common ground and actions, develop common messages for the APFSD on issues including means of implementation for just and transformative development agenda, and coordinate strategies for more effective participation in the post-2015 process. The forum also discussed the establishment of the Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism for sustainable development in Asia-Pacific.

Outcomes

"Advancing a Peoples’ Agenda for Development Justice": Summary of Civil Society Recommendations for the APFSD
[English only]
Communique on Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (RCEM)
[English only]

Documents

Tentative programme for the Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development
[English only]
Concept paper on a Regional CSO/Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Post-2015: Proposal from Asia-Pacific Region
[English only]
Information note for participants
[English only]

Background

OWG10 Compilation and summary documents

Major Groups position papers

  1. Business & Industry
  2. Children & Youth
  3. Farmers
  4. Indigenous Peoples
  5. Local Authorities
  6. NGOs
  7. Scientific & Technological Community
  8. Women
  9. Workers & Trade Unions

The civil society organizations declarations from Asia-Pacific relevant to post-Rio+20 and post-2015 development agenda

  1. UNEP Regional Consultation Meeting 2012: Kathmandu Declaration
  2. UNEP Regional Consultation Meeting 2013: Phnom Penh Declaration
  3. Asia Pacific Ministerial Dialogue 2013: Bangkok Declaration
  4. Asia-Pacific Report: Non-Governmental Liaison Service Consultations on Post-2015 development agenda
  5. Commonwealth People's Forum on post-2015: Outcome Document and Report back from Asian discussions