North and Central Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

21 Aug 2019 to 22 Aug 2019
Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Open meeting

The secretariat of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organizes the North and Central Asian Multi-stakeholder Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals on 21 and 22 August 2019 in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development embodies the strategic vision and aspirations of all countries for the future of development and its implementation will require action at the global, regional and subregional levels, as reflected in General Assembly resolution 70/1 “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

To accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, this annual Forum aims to (a) review progress made at the national, subregional, regional and global levels; (b) share national experiences, including Voluntary National Review; (c) develop recommendations for accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); (d) identify cross-border challenges in the implementation of the SDGs and discuss ways to address these challenges through unlocking the means of implementation, including multi-stakeholder cooperation among North and Central Asian countries.

The Forum is expected to produce one outcome report with current challenges and ways forward, based on interactive discussions among the member States, intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, academia and the United Nations. The report will be submitted to the 2020 Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) to feed subregional perspectives into the regional and global follow-up and review mechanism for the SDGs implementation.

For information on the 2018 APFSD, please visit https://www.unescap.org/intergovernmental-meetings/apfsd5