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Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017
Pursuant to ESCAP resolution 72/6 Committing to the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, Governments and other stakeholders will convene at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2017) on the theme of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific.”

As an inclusive regional intergovernmental forum, APFSD 2017 will engage member States, United Nations and other institutions, and major groups and other stakeholders in dialogue on (1) Regional perspectives on the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including in depth review of the theme and SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 and 17, the cluster of goals to be discussed by the High-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) in 2017; and (2) Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific, including the consideration of a draft regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, with a view to strengthening implementation efforts.

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Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific: Consultation for the 2017 Annual Regional SDG Report under the ESCAP/ADB/UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership
The 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will consider the theme "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The "Expert Consultation on the 2017 Regional SDG Report" took place on 29 November 2016 at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok as part of ESCAP SDG Week, helping shape the regional dialogue on this theme. The Expert Consultation supported the preparation of the regional report for the fourth session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development that will provide Asia-Pacific perspectives to the deliberations of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) of 2017.

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