ESCAP-Embassy of Sweden Second Regional Workshop “Empowering people for a sustainable future”

25 Mar 2019 to 26 Mar 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
Open meeting

A regional workshop, jointly organized by ESCAP and the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand, will highlight the importance of participation and empowerment in achieving more sustainable and inclusive societies.

The workshop on March 25-26, 2019 in the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok will be held as a pre-event to the Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) which will highlight regional and subregional perspectives on the theme of the high-level political forum in 2019, "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The 2019 ESCAP-Embassy of Sweden Regional Workshop will bring together civil society organizations, governments, private sector, academia, and other interested stakeholders to discuss the impacts and value of empowerment, including public participation on strengthening implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific.

The purpose of the workshop is to increase the knowledge of all stakeholders on the situation regarding empowerment and public participation and their impacts on development outcomes and to foster regional dialogue and cooperation around these critical issues. The workshop will have two objectives:
1. To develop a shared understanding on the impacts and value of empowerment, including through public participation, for strengthening implementation of the SDGs with an emphasis on the environment related goals;
2. To discuss and identify incentives on how participation will improve interventions for sustainable development.

We welcome all participants in this year’s workshop to be actively engaged to find paths to jointly deliver effectively on their goals, the 2030 Agenda and to foster participatory approaches to ensure more inclusive and equal societies.

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