APFSD 2019: Call for Proposal: Side Events

APFSD 2019: Call for Proposal: Side Events


The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum supporting preparations for the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in the context of both the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly and serves as a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular countries with special needs, including through enhancing their capacity for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The Forum provides a regional perspective on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by identifying regional trends, and consolidating and sharing best practices and lessons learned, considering the contributions of other United Nations system bodies at the regional level, other regional and sub regional organizations and relevant stakeholders. The APFSD also supports follow-up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the regional level.

The theme of the 6th APFSD is aligned with the theme of the 2019 HLPF: “Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality” and will support an in-depth review of cluster of goals 4 – Quality Education; 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth; 10 – Reduced Inequalities; 13 – Climate Action;16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; Furthermore, goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development is to be considered each year. 

The 6th APFSD will be organized from March 27-29, 2019 at the UNCC in Bangkok. It will be preceded by a Stakeholder Forum and additional events from March 25-26, 2019.

Call for proposals:

This call for proposals for side events is inviting interested member States, UN partners, Civil Society, Academia and international organizations to submit concept notes using the attached form by 08th February 2019. 

Proposals submitted by member States or three or more partners on innovative and original perspectives on the theme of empowerment, inclusiveness and equality in Asia and the Pacific or on one and more of the SDGs under review would be given preference.

To submit a proposal, follow the link here

For inquiries, contact  Ms. Sara Libera Zanetti, sara.zanetti@un.org