Sustainable Development Goals
North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals
The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2022, ESCAP’s flagship publication, raised anew the critical status of SDG implementation in the Asia-Pacific region indicating that the region is not on track to achieve any of the 17 SDGs. There is also diverse progress across subregions. For East and North-East Asia, the subregion is on track to achieve Goal 9 on industry, innovation, and infrastructure, owing to its robust manufacturing base and advanced infrastructure. The subregion has likewise progressed in the fight against poverty (Goal 1). However, although the subregion is an economic powerhouse, achieving the targets on decent work and economic growth (Goal 8) remains a serious concern largely due to resource use inefficiency. Consequently, the subregion has regressed in responsible consumption and production (Goal 12) and climate action (Goal 13).
About the event
The 2030 Agenda commits to achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions—economic, social and environmental —in a balanced and integrated manner. And facilitating an inclusive and networked (broad-based) engagement is a key element in the process of progressing SDG implementation.
To this end, the North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on SDGs is held annually since 2017 providing a subregional platform for rich exchanges of perspectives among various sectors on SDG implementation. The SDG Forum is also an important component of regional and global SDG engagements. It is part of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), which itself is one of the regional consultations for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office jointly organizes the SDG Forum with subregional stakeholders and partners. The Ministry of Economy and Development of Mongolia is the host Ministry of the SDG Forum 2022. The SDG Forum 2022 is also organized in partnership with Mongolia’s UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UN RCO) and UN Country Team (UNCT).
The overarching objective of the SDG Forum 2022 is to foster an inclusive dialogue among multistakeholder groups in North-East Asia across the SDG targets in focus, which include: clean water and sanitation (Goal 6); affordable and clean energy (Goal 7); industry, innovation, and infrastructure (Goal 9); sustainable cities and communities (Goal 11); and partnership for the goals (Goal 17).
Youth Session for the 6th North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals 2022
CSO session for the 6th North-East Asia Multistakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals 2022