Deputy Mayor attends 6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

2015-10-23 14:07:28

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The UB city's Deputy Mayor in charge of urban development and investment affairs S.Ochirbat has taken part in the Sixth Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6), which ran this October 19-21 in Jakarta of Indonesia.

With 850 delegates from 50 countries and international organizations, the APUF-6 ran three main and 18 sub-meetings to consider problems cities are faced with, and to share experiences gained in cooperation at regional and international levels. Opening remarks were made by Ms Shamshad Akhtar, a Head of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and by Mr Basuki Hadimuljono, the Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Public Housing.

The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is a multi-stakeholder meeting organized every 4-5 years by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in order to provide a platform for urban policy actors in the region to discuss emerging and critical urban development issues. The forum thereby facilitates the sharing of experiences, good practices and approaches which encourage the formation of new stakeholder partnerships. A crucial aim of APUF is the catalyzing of regional and global processes and development objectives.

This year, the APUF-6 themed “Sustainable Urban Development in Asia-Pacific: Towards a New Urban Agenda” has taken place at a key point in the development of international urban policy: APUF was held closely following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and one year prior to the Third United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat III). The discussion of persistent and emerging issues, related to sustainable urban development in Asia-Pacific and in particular priority areas for the implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda, were therefore be core focus areas of the forum.