28 Mar 2018 to 30 Mar 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is now a fully recognized part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) follow up and review process and institutionalized as part of the ESCAP commission structure. As an annual inclusive and intergovernmental forum, the APFSD supports the region in preparations for the global High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) by enhancing capacity, capturing and sharing regional perspectives and supporting the review of progress toward implementation of the 2030 Agenda. In line with resolution 73/1, the 5th Session of the Forum will support follow-up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals at the regional level through (i) assessing progress and providing opportunities for peer-learning related to the theme and goals that will be reviewed at the High-level Political Forum in 2018; (ii) supporting the presentation of Voluntary National Reviews; and (iii) undertaking a review of progress of the road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.
As requested through resolution 73/1, the theme of the 5th session of the APFSD is aligned with the theme of the 2018 HLPF: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” and will support an in-depth review of cluster of goals 6 - Clean water and sanitation; 7 - Affordable and clean energy; 11 - Sustainable cities and communities; 12 - Responsible consumption and production; 15 - Life on land; Furthermore, goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development is to be considered each year .
The 5th session of the APFSD will be organized from March 28-30, 2018 at the UNCC in Bangkok and will be preceded by a Stakeholder Forum and additional events from March 25-27, 2018.
Call for proposals:
This call for proposals for side events is inviting interested member States, UN partners and international organizations to submit concept notes using the attached form by 16th February 2018. According to the past practices, proposals submitted by two and more partners on innovative and original perspectives on the theme of the 5th session of the APFSD - “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific” or on one and more of the SDGs under review would be given preference.
Contact person:
Ms. Aneta Nikolova, [email protected]
Ms. Sara Libera Zanetti, [email protected]
Ms. Subhi Shama, [email protected]