28-30 March 2018 Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand
Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

The Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) will focus on the theme, 'Transformations towards sustainable and resilient societies'. In addition to discussing the theme of the July 2018 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018) as it relates to regional and subregional perspectives, this preparatory event will also review in depth the cluster of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be discussed at the 2018 HLPF: SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), SDG 15 (life on land) and SDG 17 (partnership for the Goals).

In addition, the Forum will support the presentation of voluntary national reviews (VNRs) by the countries in the region that are presenting them to HLPF 2018, and will assess the progress made with regard to the regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.

The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development is here.

dates: 28-30 March 2018
location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand
contact: ESCAP
e-mail: escap-apfsd@un.org
www: http://www.unescap.org/events/apfsd5

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