scoop.co.nz 23 Mar, 2021 20:00 am

UN Forum Opens With A Call For Greater Regional Cooperation In Asia And The Pacific

UN Forum Opens With A Call For Greater Regional Cooperation In Asia And The Pacific
UN forum opens with a call for greater regional cooperation to ensure sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) hosted by the ...

UN forum opens with a call for greater regional cooperation to ensure sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened today with a resounding call for countries to build resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency - the twin crises that threaten our future the most.More than 1000 delegates representing governments, civil society, businesses, and international organizations are gathered online at the Forum this week from 23 to 26 March to discuss sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The COVID-19 pandemic has erased years of social-economic progress in Asia and the Pacific." "The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that business as usual will not suffice," said H.

Wanun Permpibul, Climate Watch, Thailand added, "The COVID-19 pandemic will change the world." This year, delegates at the APFSD will review Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, and 17 in Asia and the Pacific.

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