The South-East Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals provides governments, development partners, civil society, academia, the private sector, and other stakeholders opportunities to share subregional perspectives, discuss collaborative measures to address subregional priorities, and exchange good practices to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The outcomes and recommendations derived from the Forum will feed into regional and global processes, including the annual Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
In preparation for the 2023 HLPF review of SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 17 (partnerships for the goals) in 2023, this Forum is part of a series of five sub-regional forums taking a holistic approach towards financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the new global environment and delivering urgent near-term action. Moreover, it will showcase activities in Southeast Asia that address these SDGs. Deliberations will share knowledge about success stories, challenges, and best practices; identify areas of concern; and suggest ways forward in terms of policies, partnerships, and coordinated actions at all levels.
As countries implement substantial COVID-19 recovery packages, it becomes increasingly important that these measures also promote financing and investment opportunities in sectors that help build economies to become more resilient to future shocks, are socially inclusive, and are ecologically sustainable. To support this challenge, dialogue among policymakers and experts from the subregion will delve into topics such as investing in sustainable infrastructure and accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. The Forum will also discuss how public and private finance can lead the transition toward a climate-resilient world, focusing on the supportive policy and regulatory framework for making clean investments in ASEAN countries. In addition, it will discuss opportunities for governments to encourage private sector investment in these countries.
The Forum will highlight salient points emanating from the discussions and aims to foster the development of partnerships and private sector representatives together with countries, initiatives seeking to raise capital for climate investment, and concrete action plans for the subregion’s inclusive, resilient, and sustainable recovery.
All questions regarding the Forum can be sent to [email protected]. Please be informed that all sessions will be conducted in English.