Asia Pacific Youth Forum on SDGs
The Asia Pacific Youth Forum on SDGs - as part of a series of youth exchange activities involving collaboration between ESCAP, UNDP and Urban Youth Academy - took place over the period 5 to 15 August 2019.The Thai National Innovation Agency and the LINC Plus Foundation were partners in the event, which was initiated at the UNCC. It continued with the almost 190 youth participants from countries across Asia and the Pacific spending time working on sustainable development with grassroots communities across Thailand and following up with presentations on their experiences at the end of the Forum.
Teams of young people made high-quality presentations covering diverse elements that comprise the sustainable tourism ecosystem in Thailand. Aspects of the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy were included in the development work that was carried out, while ESCAP, UNDP, Urban Youth Academy and other partners planned to promote synergies between the work from this and future related fora and the Youth Policy Toolbox: Youth Policy Toolbox.