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Bangkok - 22 Jan 2024

News Number: N/01/2024

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The 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development will take place from 20 – 23 February 2024 in Bangkok under the theme “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions in Asia and the Pacific”.

 

This regional intergovernmental platform seeks to inform, empower and support Asian and Pacific countries -- especially the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States -- in their efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and targets set out by the 2030 Agenda. The Forum will identify regional trends and facilitate the sharing of voluntary national reviews and multi-stakeholder experiences, including on successes, challenges and lessons learned.  

NOTE TO EDITOR

Members of the media are invited to attend in-person or via the online webcast.

What: 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

When: 20 – 23 February 2024

Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand. Main sessions of the APFSD will be webcast on the ESCAP YouTube Channel.

Why attend:

  • Gain insights into regional trends, challenges and opportunities in achieving the SDGs, as well as country cases and successes.
  • Access critical discussions and innovative solutions to address the interlinked challenges of climate change, poverty and hunger in times of multiple crises in the region.
  • Dive deep into progress on the five SDGs under review: Goal 1 (No poverty); Goal 2 (Zero hunger); Goal 13 (Climate action); Goal 16 (Peace, justice, and strong institutions); and Goal 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
  • Engage with influential policymakers and leaders from governments, international organizations, UN system bodies, academia, businesses and civil society.
  • Exclusive media interviews with UN subject experts are available upon request.

Highlights:

  • Pre-event: APFSD Youth Forum (15-17 February)
  • Pre-event: People’s Forum (17 - 18 February)
  • High-level panel: On the Road to the 2024 Summit of the Future
  • Showcase of SDG successes in six transition pathways for SDG transformation
  • SDG Roundtables on Goal 1, Goal 2, Goal 13, Goal 16 and Goal 17
  • Panel discussion on strengthening policy coherence through voluntary national reviews
  • Review of regional progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
  • Launch of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report 2024 by ESCAP, ADB and UNDP
  • Presentation of Youth Climathon winners

Full programme: https://www.unescap.org/events/apfsd11

Media accreditation (in-person attendees): https://indico.un.org/e/APFSD11

APFSD multimedia assets: https://bit.ly/APFSD11Assets

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