2017 Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

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  • 2017•04•03     Bangkok

    The 2017 Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from March 29-31. The APFSD focused on the theme of “eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific,” engaging member States, United Nations and other Institutions, and major groups and other stakeholders in dialogue on (1) Regional perspectives on the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including in depth review of the theme and SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 and 17, the cluster of goals to be discussed by the High-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) in 2017; and (2) Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific, including the consideration of a draft regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, with a view to strengthening implementation efforts. Research Fellow, José Siri represented UNU-IIGH at this important regional meeting, building on the Institute’s continuing work to place health at the center of sustainable development, including through the application of systems thinking to understand and address complex health challenges.