Decent Jobs for Youth: Working together in Asia and the Pacific (APFSD side event)

The FAO, ILO, UNDP and UNFPA are joining forces with the Government of Bangladesh in the context of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth to organize a side event on youth employment at the sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, to be held at the UNCC in Bangkok. The side event on 28 March 2019 will feature an interactive conversation about solutions to the youth employment challenge and the power of collaboration in boosting decent jobs for youth in Asia and the Pacific. See event programme and livestream.

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Bangladesh, Aspire to Innovate (a2i)

Government or intergovernmental entity


  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness an and equality

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) will be held in Bangkok on 27-29 March 2019 and is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum supporting preparations for the High-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in the context of both the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. This year, the APFSD will address the theme “'Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and will also support an in-depth review of SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17. The APFSD agenda will address:

  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 cluster of goals; 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.

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