Economic Cooperation Organization

Dr. Husnu Tekin, Director for Human Resource and Sustainable Development at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), attended the 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), which took place from February 20-23, 2024 in Bangkok. 

Organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the forum aimed to bolster the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly focusing on poverty eradication through the delivery of sustainable, resilient, and innovative solutions amidst various global crises.

The theme for this year’s forum was “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Eradicating Poverty in times of Multiple Crises: the Effective Delivery of Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative Solutions in Asia and the Pacific.” The event facilitated the preparations for both the upcoming 80th Session of UNESCAP scheduled for April 22-26, 2024 and a high-level political forum on sustainable development to be held in New York in July 2024.

The gathering of ESCAP member states, along with regional and international institutions, assessed progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) exploring avenues for accelerating transformative actions within the Asia-Pacific Region.

Throughout the forum, Dr. Tekin engaged in meaningful bilateral discussions with representatives from various ECO Member States, including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. He provided updates on ECO’s ongoing activities related to SDGs, reinforcing the organization’s commitment to spearheading sustainable development initiatives across its member countries.