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2014 RFSD

The Ninth African Development Forum, 12 to 16 October 2014

Theme: “Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation”

The Forum offered a platform for prominent African stakeholders to share key information and participate in more focused and in-depth discussions on issues relating to innovative financing mechanisms in the following four thematic areas:

  • Domestic resource mobilization
  • Illicit financial flows
  • Private equity
  • New forms of partnership

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Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, 19 May 2014 to 21 May 2014, Pattaya, Thailand

The inaugural session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) was held from 19 to 21 May 2014. Discussions aligned with the theme of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development (currently proposed as “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals”). The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development charted the blueprint of a long-term inter-governmental regional consultation process supported by UN system coordination and collaboration, constructive and inclusive engagement of stakeholders, credible assessments of progress, and an effective science-policy interface. This inaugural session was organized by ESCAP and co-hosted by the Royal Thai Government at the Royal Cliff Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand.(click here for more information)

Arab High Level Forum on Sustainable Development,  Apr 2014 – 4 Apr 2014, Amman, Jordan

The Forum provided a platform for discussing the following issues:Progress made in the Arab region towards the millennium development goals and means of accelerating their achievement and sustaining gains in the future, as part of Arab regional preparations for the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) in 2014;
A proposed set of sustainable development goals for the Arab Region, prepared by ESCWA based on the outcomes of regional consultations on the subject, in addition to the key conclusions emanating from the various regional and national consultations on the post-2015 development agenda;
The proposed Arab Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development that ESCWA and its partners are developing at the request of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment as an update of the Sustainable Development Initiative in the Arab Region;
The Arab Regional Roadmap for Green Economy Investment;
Means of implementation of sustainable development commitments.

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