IARF SACC participated in UN Conference on SDG7 held in Bangkok

The conference took place on 21 – 23 February 2018 at UN Conference Centre in Bangkok hosted by the UN Eco

nomic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). It was consisted of plenary sessions, alongside break-out interactive segments. Dr. Thomas Mathew, Chairman of IARF SACC represented the movement in this conference.

The United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.  In 2018, the HLPF will be convened under the theme of “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies,” and undertakes the first global review of SDG7, along with SDGs 6, 11, 12 and 15. Many Member States are expected to undertake Voluntary National Reviews to assess progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG7.

The 2018 HLPF will serve as a first critical milestone to take stock of progress to-date including energy’s linkages with other SDGs and reflect on the way forward to accelerate implementation of SDGs.


The aim of the Global SDG7 Conference is to prepare substantive input on review of SDG7 during the High-Level Political Forum in 2018. It intends to facilitate exchange of lessons, insights and experiences to-date among member states and all stakeholders and consider challenges and opportunities for furthering progress towards 2030. More specifically, it provides an opportunity for participants to discuss

The conference had a packed participation of Member States, observers, UN Agencies and representatives of civil society, private sector, and other relevant stakeholders.