IGES Activity on "Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)"

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual meeting convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and aims to strengthen the region’s readiness for the United Nations’ High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The website gathers a number of researchers’ expert briefings, as well as links to IGES-related events at the Forum.

 

About APFSD 2019

 

 

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The Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD-6) took place in Bangkok, Thailand from 27-29 March 2019. APFSD is an annual meeting convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) aimed at strengthening the region’s readiness for the United Nations’ High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Organised under the theme of “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, APFSD-6 conducted a stocktaking of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region, as well as assist member countries with the preparation of their Voluntary National Reviews (VLRs) for HLPF 2019.

Specific SDGs under review at APFSD-6 included as follows:

 

Expert's View

23 May 2019 Report “Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development: Developing into a Useful Multi-stakeholder Platform for Experience Sharing and Networking“
Nobue Amanuma, IGES
22 May 2019 Briefing Note “Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR) – an innovative, inclusive way to connect the local to the national, regional, and global processes”
Hirotaka Koike, IGES
25 April 2019 Side Event Report “Strengthening Environmental-Social Links in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Reflections from the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)”
Eric Zusman, Matthew Hengesbaugh, Mustafa Moinnuidin, Nobue Amanuma, IGES
Rose Marie Edillion & Mary Jane De la Rosa (National Economic and Development Authority, Government of Philippines) and Cristina Martinez & Jayna Ahuja (International Labour Organization)

IGES related events at APFSD 2019

Date / Time / Venue Event Title

27 March 2019

15:00 – 18:00

Meeting Room A

AGENDA ITEM 2
Regional perspectives on progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

SESSION 3: Parallel Roundtables for In‐depth Review of SDG 13
Participation from IGES: Prof. Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI and Dr. Eric ZUSMAN

28 March 2019

9:00 – 12:00

Conference Room-1

AGENDA ITEM 3
Linking national, regional and global dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

SESSION 4: Voluntary National Reviews
Speaker from IGES: Prof. Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI

28 March 2019

12:00 – 13:15

Meeting Room F

Side Event: 
Promoting Enabling Environment for Inclusiveness by Localizing SDGs

Speakers from IGES: Prof. Kazuhiko TAKEUCHIDr. Junichi FUJINOYatsuka KATAOKA and Hirotaka KOIKE

Panelist: Kazuhide Umemoto, Vice Mayor, City of Kitakyushu and Aminullah Usman, Mayor of Banda Aceh City

Moderator: Dr. Bernadia Tjandradewi, UCLG ASPAC

28 March 2019

17:15 – 18:30

Meeting Room G

Side Event: 
Strengthening the Link between the Environmental and Social Dimensions of Development in Asia

Speakers from IGES: Prof. Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI and Nobue AMANUMA

29 March 2019

10:45 – 12:00

Meeting Room G

Side Event: 
Regional Collaboration for Climate and SDG Actions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Speaker from IGES: Dr. Prabhakar Ventaka Rama Krishna SIVAPURAM

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