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2017 Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF)
30 October - 1 November 2017
Incheon, Republic of Korea

Day 1 - 30 October, 2017
Opening Session
Insights from the 2017 HLPF and overview of UN efforts to help achieve the SDGs (Mr. Friedrich Soltau and Ms. Riina Jussila, DSD, UNDESA)
Session 1: Transformation Towards Sustainable Societies
Session 2: Mainstreaming and Monitoring the SDGs

Day 2 - 31 October, 2017
Session 3: SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities

Session 4: SDGs and Finance

Session 5: The SDG Nexus Exercise

Day 3 - 1 November, 2017
Session 6: Transformation Towards Resilient Societies

Introduction and background

The 2017 SDTF was convened from 30 October - 1 November 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The forum was build on its 2016 outcomes and insights and helped to create a bridge between the 2017 High Level Political Forum's thematic focus of "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" and the 2018 HLPF thematic focus of "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" including the HLPF's attention in 2018 to SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land).

The objectives of the 2017 SDTF were to achieve a better understanding of successes, lessons and specific mechanisms for initiating and fostering the profound transformation that is urgently needed to make our societies sustainable and resilient, as expressed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While discussing the specific thematic foci and selected SDGs of the 2017 and 2018 HLPFs, the 2017 SDTF seeked to achieve the right balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development throughout the different sessions of the Forum. The event accomodated over 130 participants from Governments, UN Agencies, Think Tanks, Development Banks and Academic institutions from around the world.

To achieve the Forum's objectives, six sessions will be convened as described below:

  • Transformation Towards Sustainable Societies
  • Mainstreaming and Monitoring the SDGs
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDGs and Finance
  • Transformation Towards Resilient Societies
  • Exploring the SDG Nexus
Programme
2017 SDTF Preliminary Concept Note (Updated as of 27 October 2017)

2017 SDTF Agenda (Updated as of 30 October 2017)
Documentation
2017 SDTF List of Participants (Updated on 09 Nov 2017)

2017 SDTF Biographies of Speakers (Updated on 06 Nov 2017)

2017 SDTF Presentation Summaries (Updated on 16 Nov 2017)

2017 Information Note
2017 SDTF Information Note (Updated as of 06 October 2017)
Incheon Communique
Incheon Communique

SDTF Report
SDTF Report (TBC)
Collaborating partners
The Forum is organized by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) of UNDESA in partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

Pictures
You can find meeting pictures here.
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