Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

Date: 
3 Apr 2016 to 5 Apr 2016
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) convened the third session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2016) on 3-5 April 2016, at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. APFSD 2016 met on the theme “Regional priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.” The first regional forum on sustainable development to take place following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015, it shaped the regional response to the 2030 Agenda. The Forum engaged member States, United Nations institutions and other institutions, major groups and other stakeholders on regional priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, reflecting ESCAP’s mandate for follow up and review. It also made recommendations on scientific and technological innovation for sustainable development and on making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

As requested by the second session of the Forum, the third session discussed a regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific. The Forum also agreed on its form, function and modalities after 2016. The conclusions and recommendations of the Forum help to strengthen national governments implementation efforts and, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/290, and will also inform the global debate at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which will be convened in New York during July 2016.

APFSD 2016 was preceded by two preparatory events:

  • A meeting of Senior Officials that considered the draft of the regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 2 April 2016, and proposals for the form, function and modalities of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development
  • The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development was held from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Bangkok as a preparatory event for the APFSD.

Please direct questions regarding APFSD 2016 via e-mail to: [email protected]

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

Outcome Document

Report of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development on its third session
E/ESCAP/FSD(3)/4
[中文][English][Français][русский]

Programme & Information

Information for Participants
E/ESCAP/FSD(3)/INF/1
[English only]
Tentative Programme
E/ESCAP/FSD(3)/INF/3
[English only]

All Documents

Please visit the documents page for APFSD 2016 documents.

Statements

Opening Session

Session 1

Member States

Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

Session 2

UN system, international organizations and other agencies

Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

Session 3

Member States

UN system, international organizations and other agencies

Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

Session 4

Member States

Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

Session 5

Member States

UN system, international organizations and other agencies

Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

Session 6

Closing Session

Presentations

Session 2

Session 3

Special Event
Special Event on Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data

Associated Events

Voluntary National Review

SDG 6: Reducing Inequalities within and among countries in Asia and the Pacific

SDG 6: Water and Sanitation at the Core of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the SDGs

Side Events

Building Knowledge Partnerships: Academia and UN System Knowledge Platforms for Advancing the SDGs

Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment: transforming economies, realizing Agenda 2030

How ready are we to build inclusive and engaging societies?