(Sponsored by Australia and Federated States of Micronesia)
We the parliamentarians of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), gathering in Canberra, Australia, for the 28th Annual Meeting of the APPF under the theme Parliamentary Partnerships for 2020 and Beyond:
Recalling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 Targets of General Assembly resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2015, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
Recognising that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development provides a global framework for financing sustainable development by aligning all financing flows and policies with economic, social and environmental priorities;
Recognising that achieving the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda will require national, regional and global level actions across a wide range of economic, social and cultural issues, and that each country has primary responsibility for its economic and social development and through their own national policies and development strategies; and
Reaffirming the commitment at the heart of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, meaning that the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets will only be achieved when development is universal, equitable and sustainable for all.
1. Reaffirm commitment to provide follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN High Level Political Forum on progress towards implementation through the Voluntary National Review, at least twice over the life of the Agenda;
2. Urge APPF Member Countries to operationalise the commitment to leave no one behind through defining the assumptions and frameworks that create environments for marginalisation to exist, including attending to the intersecting factors that compound inequality;
3. Call upon APPF Member Countries to continue, within national contexts, reforming, harmonising and implementing laws, policies and regulatory frameworks that address the factors contributing to marginalisation, discrimination or exclusion;
4. Encourage APPF Member Countries to continue efforts to develop effective mechanisms for sharing relevant information and best practices on promoting sustainable development that leaves no one behind; and
5. Call on APPF Member Countries to develop disaggregated data to identify the poorest, most marginalised and vulnerable people to better understand the intersecting drivers of disadvantage and exclusion.