The Sixth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) took place on 19-21 October 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia back-to-back with the Habitat III Regional Meeting in the Asia-Pacific, convened by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on 21-22 October 2015.
The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is a multi-stakeholder meeting organized every 4-5 years by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in order to provide a platform for urban policy actors in the region to discuss emerging and critical urban development issues. The forum thereby facilitates the sharing of experiences, good practices and approaches which encourage the formation of new stakeholder partnerships.
A crucial aim of APUF is the catalyzing of regional and global processes and development objectives. In 2015, APUF-6 was guided by the theme “Sustainable Urban Development in Asia-Pacific: Towards a New Urban Agenda” and took place at a key point in the development of international urban policy: APUF6 was held closely following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and one year prior to the Third United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat III). The discussion of persistent and emerging issues related to sustainable urban development in Asia-Pacific, and in particular priority areas for the implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda were therefore core focus areas of the forum.
The outcomes of APUF-6, in the form of an APUF Call for Action, were circulated and presented at the Habitat III Regional Meeting to inform member State discussions. The outcomes of both APUF-6 and the Habitat III Regional Meeting for Asia-Pacific have been fed into the Habitat III preparatory process and will inform the drafting of its outcome document.
For more information please contact the APUF-6 secretariat at: [email protected]
APUF-6 Jakarta ‘Call for Action’