Previous commitments

8th ASIA-PACIFIC
URBAN FORUM
23-25 October 2023
Suwon Convention Center

Previous commitments

For the first time, APUF-7 also registered voluntary commitments as one of the outcomes of the Forum. The commitments, which must deliver concrete results by 2023, served to increase investments and impactful initiatives for the implementation of sustainable urban development at various levels.

Commitments from leaders at APUF-7

  • Ms. Tupao Moala
    Ministry of Land, Climate, Environment and Natural Resources
    Tonga declared that the Pacific urban coalition established the Pacific Regional Urban Sector Working Group to build new partnerships and accelerate their efforts towards implementation of the Pacific New Urban Agenda adopted at the Fifth Pacific Urban Forum, from 3 to 4 July 2019 in Nadi, Fiji.
  • Ms. Zohra Ahmadi
    Mayor of Nili
    Afghanistan announced on behalf of all members participating in the Asia-Pacific Mayors Academy that the Academy provides a platform and network to discuss a range of urban challenges, tools and solutions to help sustainable urban development projects in cities of the region.
  • Mr. Kazufumi Onishi
    Mayor of Kumamoto
    Japan declared that his city would contribute with urban development initiatives, disaster prevention plans, and emergency response strategies developed by his city to be shared with the rest of the world. It was informed that Fourth Asia Pacific Water Forum will be held from 19 to 20 October 2019 in Kumamoto to further share valuable lessons and initiatives on urban development know how and techniques.
  • Dr. Bernadia Tjandradewi
    Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLGASPAC)
    United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLGASPAC) shared that her organisation is working on many fronts to help increase capacities for local governments to localise SDGs. It was shared that UCLG-ASPAC, UN-Habitat and PWDC have signed an agreement on mainstreaming gender in local governments in Malaysia.
  • Dr. Rudolf Niessler
    Principal Advisor for International Relations, Director-General for Regional and Urban Policy
    European Commission announced that the European Union has made a global commitment to work with partners determined to support cities in developing concrete actions for climate change, governance and sustainable development. EU reconfirmed and renewed its engagement with Asian and Pacific cities through International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme to support city-to-city cooperation in many countries.
  • Ms. Sunghoon Kris Moon
    Principal Advisor for International Relations, Director-General for Regional and Urban Policy
    ADB declared that US$2.5 billion will be provided for urban infrastructure projects from 2020 to 2024 with expertise to share knowledge and good practices and build capacities of developing member countries.
  • Mr. Dr. Junichi Fujino
    Principal Researcher and Programme Director of City Taskforce
    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan announced the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) report which they developed with three Japanese cities as an online platform. IGES is committed to promoting the VLR and encouraged other cities to join.

Commitments from institutions at APUF-7