North-East Asian Multistakeholder Forum onSustainable Development GoalsBuilding back better from COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030Agenda

United​ Nations​ Peace​ Keepers​ Federal​ Council​ (UNPKFC)​Attend​ North-East Asian Multistakeholder Forum onSustainable Development GoalsBuilding back better from COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030

Agenda15:00-18:00 GMT+9 (Seoul/Tokyo Time),28 – 29 October 2021Virtual Meeting via ZOOM

ProgrammeThursday, 28 October 2021

OpeningModerator: Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia OfficeOpening and Welcoming Remarks Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the UN andExecutive Secretary of ESCAP

Keynote Speech

Mr. Guo Huadong, Director, International Research Center of Big Data forSustainable Development Goals, China15:30 – 17:20 Session

1. Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in North-East Asia and​ VNR

This session reflects on the impacts of the pandemic on the subregion, with governmentrepresentatives presenting progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda andexperience of conducting a VNR. The session will also highlight the roles of Civil SocietyOrganizations, local authorities, and UN Country Teams in collaboration withgovernments to achieve the 2030 agenda.

Moderator: Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia OfficePresentations:

• OverviewMs. Caitlin Louise Porter, Senior VNR Advisor, ESCAP

• Government RepresentativesMr. Yousheng Ke, Permanent Representative of China to ESCAPMr. Atsushi Morita, Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division,Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

2Ms. Suzanna Sumkhuu, Head, Development Policy and Planning Division,National Development Agency, MongoliaMs. Sanghee Hong, Director, Development Agenda and Policy Division,Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of KoreaMr. Taras Pronin, Head of ECOSOC Section, Department of InternationalOrganizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation

• Multistakeholder GroupsMs. Denise Yoon, NEA focal point of APRCEM

Mr. Yasushi Tamura, Shimokawa Town, Japan• UN Country Team

Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in China

Mr. Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator in MongoliaQ&A and discussion17:20-17:30 Break17:30 – 18:30 Session

2. Promoting quality education and empowerment of womenThis session discusses inclusive measures that support vulnerablegroups in facing the COVID-19 pandemic and digital divide underthe areas of quality education and gender equality.

Moderator: Ms. Cai Cai, Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, SocialDevelopment Division, ESCAP• Presentations

Ms. Hye-yeon Ahn, President, Korea Foundation for Women in Science,Engineering and TechnologyMs. Arina Loginova, Network Coordinator of SDSN Youth Russia and FellowResearcher in the Centre for Sustainable Development Research, RANEPAMoscow

Ms. Tungalag Dondogdulam, Coordinator of Mongolian CSOs Coalition “Allfor Education”

Mr. Khunan Jargalsaikhan, Acting Chairperson of National Human RightsCommission of Mongolia

Ms. Satoko Yamaguchi, Program Coordinator, YWCA of Japan and Memberof Generation Equality Youth Task Force• Q&A and discussionFriday, 29 October 2021 ,15:00 – 16:10(Seoul Time,GMT+9)Session

3: Enhancing sustainable management and restoration of natural resources3 This session examines initiatives that rebuild the relationshipbetween people and nature in view of climate disruption,biodiversity decline and pollution epidemic, focusing on marineprotected areas and sustainable land management.Moderator:

Mr. Jong Soo Yoon, Council Member of IUCN• PresentationsMr. Tomonori Sudo, Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Mr. Jong Soo Yoon, Council Member of IUCNMs. Tsetsegdari Arildii, CEO, Mongolian Remote Sensing SocietyMr. Zhaohui Zhang, Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, China

Mr. Uk-cheol JI, President, Korea Federation for Environmental Movements(KFEM)-Tongyoung & Geoje• Q&A and discussion16:10 – 16:20 Break16:20 – 17:40 Session 4: 2022 Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership ReportThis session identifies subregional challenges and development priorities, and brainstormcooperation measures that will support the North-East Asian subregion to recover fromthe COVID-19 pandemic and continue progress toward achieving the SDGs.

The discussion points will feed into the thematic priorities of and examples shared in the 2022Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report.Moderator:

Ms. Juliet Nicole Braslow, Economic Affairs Officer, Countries in SpecialSituations Section, ESCAPPresentation: Key messages and findings from 2021

Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Reportand Introduction to theme of 2022 SDG Partnership ReportMs. Smita Nakhooda, Senior Results Management Specialist, ADBBreak out room arrangements- Introduction and transition into breakout roomsBreakout rooms16:35-17:15 SDG

4: QualityEducationSDG

5: GenderEqualitySDG

14: Lifebelow waterSDG

15: Life onLandPlenary : Reflection on discussion and key messages from break out rooms 4 17:40– 18:00

Session 5: Subregional perspective of advancing the full implementation of the 2030Agenda and the way forwardThis session highlights opportunities and challenges pertinent to the subregion toaccelerate SDG implementation while building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.Moderator: Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office

• Stakeholder statements

• Closing remarks

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