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22 February 2024, 11:30 - 18:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

Ground Floor, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok City

Coordinated by ESCAP Sustainable Urban Development Section (SUDS), the Urban Engagement Space provides an avenue for interactive engagement and serves as an informal space for regional stakeholders to share good practices of integrated and inclusive approaches for the accelerated implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically as it relates to SDG 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The Urban Engagement Space provides an opportunity to network, share, and create or strengthen partnerships with other APFSD participants who are also committed to the progress of sustainable urban development.

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To view APFSD11 side events, visit this page.

22 Feb 2024
Nusantara Voluntary Local Review Report soft launch

Organizer: Nusantara Capital City Authority, Indonesia

Co-organizers: ESCAP (SUDS), UN in Indonesia, ADB


  • Bambang Susantono, Chairman, Nusantara Capital City Authority
  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary, ESCAP
  • Afke Bootsman, Head of the RCO, strategic planner and Sr. Coordination Officer, UN in Indonesia
  • Woochong Um, Managing Director General, ADB
Urban Regeneration for Safer, Resilient, & Inclusive Cities in Asia and the Pacific

Organizers: CityNet, ESCAP (SUDS), Bangkok City Planning Department, CityNet Yokohama Project Office

This workshop session will challenge urban stakeholders to survey the safety conditions of representative Asia Pacific cities. Urban safety planning experts and trained facilitators will lead the discussion to unlock effective policy measures to make Asia Pacific cities more inclusive, resilient, and safer than before. Further, smartphone applications will be introduced as effective tools to crowdsource urban safety solutions with citizen participation.

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Fireside Chat on Tackling Climate Displacement and Tenure Security in Urban Areas

Organizers: UN-Habitat and IOM

Penang Platform for Sustainable Urbanization

In October 2019, multi-stakeholders and urban practitioners gathered in Penang, Malaysia at the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) to focus on accelerating implementation to achieve a sustainable future for cities throughout Asia and the Pacific. They built consensus around thematic priorities to achieve sustainable urbanization and launched the Penang Platform for Sustainable Urbanization (PPSU) – a dynamic new partnership to leverage the strengths of cities and leading urban development organizations to support local, provincial and national governments in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, and contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

for more information, please contact

Sustainable Urban Development Section [email protected]
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