In an era of multiple crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, the 2023 Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report focuses on solutions at the nexus of energy, food and finance that can accelerate progress towards the SDGs. The report analyzes the confluence of transitions needed in these three intertwined systems, highlighting examples from the Asia-Pacific region, and providing policy recommendations to leverage the opportunities at this nexus to advance the SDGs in the region.
The report launch event will bring together the principals of the ESCAP-ADB-UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership, and will take place during the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), in preparation for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). A panel discussion with experts from the region will follow that will showcase transformations, innovative solutions and collaborations at the nexus of the food, finance and energy sectors that can advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the region.
The event will bring together a diverse panel of leaders in Asia and the Pacific to reflect on the insights from the annual ESCAP ADB UNDP Asia Pacific SDG Partnership Report and consider how the SDGs can help us navigate these challenging times to ensure no one is left behind.
Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; private sector investors; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.
Mr. Mitchell Hsieh
Communications and Knowledge Management
Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Executive Secretary of ESCAP
Mr. Woochong Um
Managing Director General
Asian Development Bank
Mr. Christophe Bahuet
Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
Director, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
Ms. Jyotsna Mohan
Asia Development Alliance
Mr. Wongkot Wongsapai
Chiang Mai University
Mr. Wyn Ellis
Executive Director of Sustainable Rice Platform
How to register
In person: by invitation
YouTube livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW5s-snyZ-w
This is a free event.
Event organizers / partners
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)