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20 to 23 February 2024 | Open meeting

Deadline to submit an application is 07 November 2023.  

The APFSD Secretariat invites Member States, major groups and stakeholders, United Nations system entities and other intergovernmental organisations to organize virtual or in-person side events to share their vision, intervene, promote ideas, and spark action.

Held outside the official programme, side events are expected to deepen the discussion on the theme of the 2024 APFSD, on the SDGs under review, and on VNRs.

Side events will be held in-person or virtually. Each event will have a maximum duration of 75-90 minutes and is to be independently organized by the partner organizations. Organizers are requested to hold their event in English or make their own interpretation arrangements. Side events should be open to all APFSD participants.

Side events should be closely linked to the theme of the 2024 APFSD, the cluster of Goals under in-depth review (*), and/or related to Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).


(*): Goal 1 (No poverty); Goal 2 (Zero hunger); Goal 13 (Climate action); Goal 16 (Peace, justice, and strong institutions) and Goal 17 (Partnership for the Goals).



Use this online form to submit a proposal.

For more information, please view the 2024 Call for Proposal for Side Events Guide.

for more information, please contact

ESCAP APFSD [email protected]
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