8 Feb 2019
Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum supporting preparations for the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in the context of both the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly.
The Forum provides a regional perspective on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by discussing regional trends and sharing of best practices and lessons learned. The APFSD also supports follow-up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the regional level.
The theme of the 6th session of the APFSD is aligned with the theme of the 2019 HLPF: “Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality” and will also support an in-depth review of SDG 4 – Quality Education; SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities; SDG 13 – Climate Action; SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; Furthermore, as every year, SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development is also considered . The Forum will support the presentation of voluntary national reviews and will assess progress of the regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.
The 6th APFSD will be organized from March 27-29, 2019 at the UNCC in Bangkok. It will be preceded by a Stakeholder Forum (March 24-26) and additional events from March 25-26, 2019.

Call for proposals:
This call for proposals for side events is inviting interested member States, UN partners, Civil Society, Academia and international organizations to submit concept notes using the attached form by 08th February 2019.
Proposals submitted by member States or three or more partners on innovative and original perspectives on the theme of empowerment, inclusiveness and equality 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]