ASEM Symposium on Inter-Regional Partnership for Sustainable Development
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the world's leaders at the 70th Session of the United Nation General Assembly in 2015 underlines the need for international commitment and cooperation in addressing the development gap, environmental crises, and economic injustice.
Sustainable development was also highlighted as a key area of cooperation in the 3rd decade of ASEM at the 11th ASEM Summit in July 2016, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
The ASEM Symposium on Inter-Regional Partnership for Sustainable Development to be held on 25-26 May 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand, has the following objectives: to promote sharing of experiences, best practices and expertise among ASEM Partners with regard to policy, practices and method for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and to provide a platform for networking and forging partnership among ASEM Partners for future collaboration in the implementation of the SDGs through various approaches.
The invitation to the symposium will be extended to all ASEM SOM Leaders, relevant international organisations, development organisations, interested think-tanks, as well as other academia and interested stakeholders.
Mr ITTIMON Sumitpaibul
ASEM Desk Officer, European Union Division, Department of European Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs