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27 to 30 March 2023 | Open meeting

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual and inclusive intergovernmental forum and a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular those with special needs, in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while serving as a regional preparatory meeting to the high-level political forum.

The Forum provides a regional perspective on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by identifying regional trends and consolidating and sharing best practices and lessons learned. The Forum takes into consideration the contributions of United Nations system bodies (at the regional level), other regional and sub regional organizations, and relevant stakeholders.  The APFSD also supports follow-up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda at the regional level.

The 10th APFSD will play a unique role as a catalyzer of solutions and peer learning on how to accelerate transformations for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda while recovering from COVID-19. Within this context, the forum will provide the space for an in-depth review of the following cluster of goals which will be reviewed by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2023: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitization), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

Sustainable Development Goals Under Review in 2023


Subregional preparatory meetings for the APFSD 2023:

- North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development GoalsSeptember 07-08

- North and Central Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Implementation the Sustainable Development Goals, October 06-07

- South-East A Multistakeholder Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals, November 

- South and South-West Asia Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals, December

- Pacific Multistakeholder Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals, December

for more information, please contact

ESCAP APFSD [email protected]
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