ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication
August 15, 2018
The ASEAN Charter recognises the importance of sustainable development and provides guidance for ASEAN member states to ensure sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations. The development of the ASEAN Vision 2025 and its three Blueprints have been informed and influenced by global frameworks and commitments, including the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Building on two previous symposiums, the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication continued promoting the implementation of the SDGs in ASEAN in the context of complementarities between the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the SDGs. This symposium elaborated on ways forward to mainstream the SDGs at regional and sub-national levels.
The Symposium was organised by the ASEAN Secretariat in cooperation with China and UNDP and was held on 20-21 August 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It brought together senior government officials in charge of implementing the SDGs in ten ASEAN Member States as well as experts from international organisations, development partners, non-governmental organisations, civil society and the private sector.
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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Pain
We went to visit the Chong Khneas community in the outskirts of Siem Reap. Its residents talk about a host of problems: livelihoods have shrunk, poverty persists, and the elders say youth no longer stay put, drawn to cities in search of better work and more money. Read our photo-story here
Localizing the SDGs in ASEAN: Case Studies
To reach out to our poorest, we must take innovative action: Regional Director Haoliang Xu
Solutions for SDG Localization and Financing: Jaco Cilliers UNDP Regional Hub
Sophia, the UNDP Innovation Champion, speaks at the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium
China has knowledge to help ASEAN countries eradicate poverty: Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN Huang Xilian
Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Together we can do more
SDG Localization in ASEAN: Experiences in Shaping Policy and Implementation Pathways
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Division of Participants (Under the Tree)
Division of Participants (Roundtable)
Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the SDGs in Asia
Infographics on SDG Localization
The Sustainable Development Goals
Media and Press
ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium to push for localisation of sustainable development goals
New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is left behind in ASEAN
For more information on this event please contact:
Patrick Duong (Regional Programme Advisor)
Cedric Montiero (Regional Communications Specialist)
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