ESCWA, like all Regional Commissions, has the mandate to organize annual, regional, multi-stakeholder forums, known as Regional Forums for Sustainable Development, as the main regional mechanisms for Follow-Up and Review (FUR) reporting to the High Level Political Forum
. In line with the TOR of the AFSD, endorsed by ESCWA member States in Doha in 2016, the AFSD TF will carry out functions related to substantive and logistical preparations of the annual AFSD and provide joint support towards implementation
The Arab Forum for Sustainable Development first convened in 2014 - and annually ever since - shall be held at least three months prior to the High Level Political Forum.
The AFSD TF is chaired and coordinated by ESCWA and open to all members of the RCM Working Group on the 2030 Agenda interested to contribute to the preparation of the annual Forum.
- 2017 Arab Forum for Sustainable Development
- 2016 Arab Forum for Sustainable Development
- 2015 Arab Forum for Sustainable Development