Pavilion of Partnerships for Sustainable Development 2017

29 Mar 2017 to 31 Mar 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

The third session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), 2016 agreed that the Forum may be convened annually as an inclusive intergovernmental forum preparatory to the High-Level Political Forum and that the theme should be consistent with that of the High-Level Political forum. To this end, the theme of the fourth session of the APFSD, 2017 is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific".

APFSD, 2017 is organised around several interconnected themes. The Forum will engage Member States, United Nations and other institutions, major groups and other stakeholders in a dialogue on regional priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific. It will address scientific and technological innovation for sustainable development and focus attention on poverty eradication whilst fostering prosperity, through a discussion on achieving SDG 1 in the region. The forth session of the APFSD will also consider the draft of a regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, and define form, function and modalities after 2017.

A number of special sessions will also be held, focusing on Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data, and on the implementation of SDGs 1 (End poverty in all its forms everywhere); 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture); 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages); 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls); 9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation); and 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development). Furthermore, Goal 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development) is to be considered each year.