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25 to 26 November 2021 | By invitation only

Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort, Coral Coast, Fiji
Fifth Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (PFSD) 2021

The Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (PFSD) provides a unique platform to share perspectives and learn from one another on common priorities and approaches to address, inter alia, the twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change for the Pacific member States.

ESCAP will co-host the fifth PFSD with the Government of Fiji under the theme Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the context of COVID-19 and the Climate Emergency” to reflect the urgency of global climate actions, and the implications of the findings of the latest IPCC (Group 1) Report and the COP26 outcomes for the Pacific. The focus of the agenda is on implementing the 2030 Agenda in the context of COVID-19 and the climate crisis, social protection and inclusion, regional cooperation initiatives, and financing for development and climate actions. 

The outcome of the PFSD will include clear messages, priorities and recommended actions from the Pacific to inform deliberations at the 2022 Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) and the report to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF).  An effort has been made to ensure close alignment between the agenda and the key priority issues highlighted by the recent meetings of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and Ministers. There are commonalities between Pacific priorities and those of the UN at regional and global levels which can make for stronger messages and entry points into the regional (APFSD) and global (HLPF) processes and platforms

As in previous years, the PFSD will include a capacity building workshop for the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda with a focus on follow-up actions highlighted through Voluntary National Review (VNR). Typical follow-up actions from VNRs presented by Pacific SIDS include:

  1. facilitating meaningful stakeholder engagement and mechanisms for institutionalized consultation with civil society;
  2. deepening integration of the SDGs into national sustainable development strategies and development plans and budgets;
  3. accessing predictable and effective financing for development; and
  4. strengthening data availability and national monitoring and evaluation systems.

The outcome documents and related resources including recommendations on the VNR process will be shared with participants and made available via the ESCAP website.

Update: Presentations can be downloaded via the document tab on this webpage, and this link

For MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Subregional Office for the Pacific : [email protected]

General

Venue
The meeting venue is the Shangri-la Fijian Resort, Coral Coast, Fiji.

Meeting Schedule
Thursday 25 November 2021
09:00 – 16:30hrs - Opening, Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4
Friday 26 November 2021
09:00 – 16:30hrs - Sessions 5, 6 and 7
For details, please refer to the updated agenda.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided at the Shangri-la Fijian Resort.

Meeting Attire
Meeting attire is island/ ‘Bula’ wear.

Internet
Wi-Fi access will be available in the conference room on meeting days.

Hotel Accommodation @ Shangri-la Fijian Resort
Room: Single/Double (Yanuca Lagoon Deluxe Room)

Rate: F$185

Notes: Rate per room per night, includes: full buffet breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12yrs; complimentary in-room wired internet and wi-fi access; rates applicable for 2 days pre and post stay, subject to room availability. Check in: 3.00pm. Check out: 12.00noon

ESCAP is handling hotel bookings and will be pleased to support your reservations using the group discount
and block booking arrangements in place. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] with
arrival and departure dates.
All delegates are responsible for incidental expenses (telephone calls, laundry service, etc) and kindly
requested to ensure that all expenses are settled prior to check out.

COVID-19 Protocols
Please note that the Resort is only accepting fully vaccinated guests. All in-person delegates are kindly
requested to please have your vaccination card/certificate with you for check-in.
Seating arrangements in the meeting room will strictly follow COVID-19 protocols. The wearing of masks will
be strictly followed. During the meeting proceedings, presenters / speakers will be allowed to remove masks,
if they wish.

 

Credentials

Venue
The meeting venue is the Shangri-la Fijian Resort, Coral Coast, Fiji.

Meeting Schedule
Thursday 25 November 2021
09:00 – 16:30hrs - Opening, Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4
Friday 26 November 2021
09:00 – 16:30hrs - Sessions 5, 6 and 7
For details, please refer to the updated agenda.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided at the Shangri-la Fijian Resort.

Meeting Attire
Meeting attire is island/ ‘Bula’ wear.

Internet
Wi-Fi access will be available in the conference room on meeting days.

Hotel Accommodation @ Shangri-la Fijian Resort
Room: Single/Double (Yanuca Lagoon Deluxe Room)

Rate: F$185

Notes: Rate per room per night, includes: full buffet breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12yrs; complimentary in-room wired internet and wi-fi access; rates applicable for 2 days pre and post stay, subject to room availability. Check in: 3.00pm. Check out: 12.00noon

ESCAP is handling hotel bookings and will be pleased to support your reservations using the group discount
and block booking arrangements in place. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] with
arrival and departure dates.
All delegates are responsible for incidental expenses (telephone calls, laundry service, etc) and kindly
requested to ensure that all expenses are settled prior to check out.

COVID-19 Protocols
Please note that the Resort is only accepting fully vaccinated guests. All in-person delegates are kindly
requested to please have your vaccination card/certificate with you for check-in.
Seating arrangements in the meeting room will strictly follow COVID-19 protocols. The wearing of masks will
be strictly followed. During the meeting proceedings, presenters / speakers will be allowed to remove masks,
if they wish.

 

Registration and identification badges

Meeting badges will be available at the registration table from 8.00 – 8.30am on Thursday, 25 November.
Pre-event registration is required using https://forms.office.com/r/xzaCGhxWny.

Virtual Participation
Virtual participation will be available through Zoom and connection details will be shared with all registered
delegates by Friday 19 November 2021. The connection of virtual participants will be open one hour prior
each day.

Communications

Should you have any other queries regarding the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact the following:
Ms Rosa Minju Kim and Ms Patricia Momoivalu
UN ESCAP Pacific Office, Suva UN ESCAP Pacific Office, Suva
[email protected] [email protected]

Thank you and we look forward to your participation on 25-26 November!

Meeting documents

Meeting documents including presentations will be uploaded to the meeting web page:
https://www.unescap.org/events/2021/fifth-pacific-forum-sustainable-development-pfsd-2021

 

 

Daily subsistence allowance

Travel, Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) & Accommodation (for funded delegates)
ESCAP will be in touch with funded delegates regarding travel and daily subsistence allowances
arrangements. Accommodation for funded delegates will be booked at the Shangri-la Fijian Resort (to arrive
24 November; depart 27 November 2021) and DSA will be paid to delegates on the first day of the meeting.

Other financial and administrative arrangements
Participants are required to provide their own health insurance.
The workshop organisers will not assume responsibility for any other expenditures, including the following:
(i) All expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical
examination, innoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the
airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
(ii) Salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
(iii) Costs incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or
hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
(iv) Compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the
meeting;
(v) Any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or
damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
(vi) Any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.

for more information, please contact

Subregional Office for the Pacific +679 331-9669 [email protected]
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