Sustainable development in the Pacific - virtual event
If you are interested in sustainable development in the Pacific, this virtual event could be just for you.
Organised by The Pacific Urban Partnership as a virtual side event to the 10th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development on Thursday 30 March, the theme is Localising the Sustainable Development Goals and the Pacific New Urban Agenda toward the 6th Pacific Urban Forum.
This is one of the lead in events for the Sixth Pacific Urban Forum to be held in Fiji in August and takes place on: 30 March, 0900-1015 GMT+7 on Zoom:
This side event is being organised by the Pacific Urban Partnership whose eight members include CLGF, UN-Habitat, UN-ESCAP, EAROPH, ICLEI, Melbourne Centre for Cities (University of Melbourne), Monash University and Home in Place.
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What is the PUP
The Pacific Urban Partnership (PUP) works to accelerate the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the PacificResponding to needs through a multi-stakeholder partnership. The PUP works with Pacific Island country national and local governments, together with community stakeholders, on a wide range of projects under the four working pillars to support the countries to achieve sustainable urban development.
Responding directly to needs
These projects respond to needs identified by the countries and cover technical assistance, capacity building, infrastructure and more. The PUP aims to help enable the implementation of actions arising from the Pacific Urban Forum and the Pacific New Urban Agenda by supporting the countries of the region to achieve sustainable urban development. It seeks to rally implementing partners, to mobilise resources for regional and cross-country learning and development across different sectors to achieve better integration and synergies.
The objectives are in alignment with the 10th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD10) taking place from 27-30 March 2023 under the theme Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels in Asia and the Pacific. Discussions will not only highlight the PUP, but also the potential of localising the SDGs and climate resilient policies and practices drawing on the outcomes of the Sixth Pacific Sustainable Development Forum convened with Pacific Island Forum Secretariat last year in Suva, Fiji.
Members of the PUP will present the current state of play in localising the SDGs in Pacific Islands, including an emerging movement on Voluntary Local Review (VLR) reports as part of a climate responsive urban recovery from COVID-19. Featuring speakers from Pacific countries and local authorities, the session will highlight the synergies between the SDGs and climate action at the local level in the Pacific with a view toward the 6th Pacific Urban Forum to be held in August 2023 and the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum convening in Suwon, Republic of Korea this October.
The side event will focus on advancing SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; and in the spirit of SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
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