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The side-event on Partnerships for Online Platforms and Sustainable Development is hosted by ESCAP in partnership with the Asia Foundation. The event will feature a presentation and panel discussion that will consider the ways in which online platforms can be leveraged to support attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. The launch of the project will take place on March 30, 2018, from 11:00 -12:30 in Meeting Room A, United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok during UNESCAP’s Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development.

The side-event will also launch of a new initiative, The Partnership for Online Platforms and Sustainable Development (POPS). The Asia Foundation is establishing POPS as an Asia-wide network led by regional experts and entrepreneurs dedicated to exploring the capacity of digital entrepreneurship and online platforms as drivers of inclusive growth and sustainable development in Asia. 

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