SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

APFSD 2019: Call for Proposal: Side Events

Background:

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. 

Thailand’s #Educate4Sustainability effort safeguards intangible cultural heritage by strengthening local communities

Organisational Background

Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok has had a dual role as both the Regional Bureau for Education and as a Cluster Office in Asia-Pacific.

As a Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical expertise and assistance and serves advisory, knowledge production and sharing, monitoring and evaluation functions to assist Asia-Pacific Member States and other UNESCO field offices and antenna office in the area of education.

Stakeholder Views: Engaging parliaments on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: representation, accountability and implementation – a handbook for civil society

Parliament plays an influential role in ensuring the effective implementation of global commitments through their work on legislation and budgets. For civil society, it can provide a valuable ally for supporting the realisation of the 2030 Agenda but how and when can civil society best engage? What strategies and tools have proven successful and what are the challenges?

Global Migration Data Portal – Tools: Guidance Materials

A searchable database of guidelines, handbooks, reports and other helpful documents can be accessed in the left column of this page. By using the tickbox and sliding filters, documents can be filtered according to the following categories—migration theme, type of migration data source, type of author, region of focus and date of publication. Equally, the database can be queried by typing keywords, such as “health” or “survey”, into the search field.

Migration Data Portal

The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally. The site is designed to help policy makers, national statistics officers, journalists and the general public interested in the field of migration to navigate the increasingly complex landscape of international migration data, currently scattered across different organisations and agencies.