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03 to 25 September 2018


ESCAP is organizing a series of five meetings to prepare for the 6th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, and to advance implementation of the SDGs.

These meetings will facilitate dialogue government officials, civil society, experts and other stakeholders on the theme of the 6th APFSD “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The meetings will be organized by organized by ESCAP’s subregional offices in East and North-East Asia (ENEA), South and South West Asia (SSWA), North and Central Asia (SONCA) and the Pacific (EPO), in coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator and the wider UN system
These meetings will:

  • Link regional and global discussions and agreements with subregional actions and follow up and review
  • Promote dialogue on the theme among various stakeholder groups in the subregion.
  • Share information on subregional implementation efforts
  • Define subregional perspectives on the global theme for the 2019 HLPF - “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,” ensuring that subregional perspectives are well-represented.

Targeted participants, by invitation are:

  • Experts from government agencies responsible for national coordination of SDGs
  • Representatives of non-government and private sector organizations
  • Regional and sub-regional organizations
  • Other stakeholders involved in SDG implementation at national, regional and global levels

The schedule of the meetings is as follows:

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Civil society organizations are invited to apply to attend these meetings at

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