2-3 JANUARY 2017 | DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIAAfrica Sustainable Development Forum (ASDF) is a sub-regional to regional platform for discourse on climate action and to guide sustainable development goals and Agenda 2063 implementations at country level. Yearly, ASDF convene non-state actors to deliberate with state actors on the tangible roles of higher learning institutions, private sector, NGOs, CSOs, among others to support government's implementation at the country level. The ASDF also supports the development of country case studies and projects on the implementation and progress on the environment and energy goals of the SDGs.
15-18 JANUARY 2017 | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICAThe first UN World Data Forum (WDF) will be hosted by Statistics South Africa. It is expected to bring together public and private measurements experts, statistical producers, information system specialists, and users, as well as all other key stakeholders to discuss data for sustainable development. Organized by the UN High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG), the UN WDF is intended to serve as a platform for intensifying cooperation on data for sustainable development with multiple stakeholders, including information technology professionals, geospatial information managers, data scientists, data users, and members from civil society.
17-20 JANUARY 2017 | DAVOS, SWITZERLANDThe World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is a creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. Responsive and Responsible Leadership is the theme driving the design of the programme, initiatives and projects of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum
30-31 JANUARY 2017 | UNITED NATIONS, NYThe sixth UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum will consider the theme, 'The Role of Youth in Poverty Eradication and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World'. The Forum will have opening and closing plenary sessions with representatives from youth organizations, high-level keynote speakers, as well as thematic and regional breakout sessions. It will include a Ministerial Roundtable that could feature national reviews of progress on youth development and youth engagement in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Young people will also be encouraged to make individual and group commitments for action for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All plenary sessions will feature SDG Youth Advocates and YouTubers, in interactive and dynamic discussions to leverage their influence and global reach to inspire concrete actions to promote SDG implementation.