1st MOST Forum of Ministers of Social Development for the Asia-Pacific Region
The 1st MOST Forum of Ministers of Social Development for the Asia-Pacific Region will be hosted by the Government of Malaysia, and co-organized with UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 20 to 23 March 2017.
The Forum will focus on the theme “Building Inclusive Societies in Asia-Pacific” including the following sub-themes : ageing; women; and social innovation.
It will be hosted by by H.E. Ms Dato’Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development of Malaysia.
Its main objective will be to share knowledge, expertise and experience on developing and implementing innovative, evidence-based, effective public policies and to establish relevant, credible, and actionable agendas for translating rigorous social science knowledge into policy action within the theme of the Forum.
The Forum will culminate in the adoption of a policy-oriented outcome document.
The results of the Forum will contribute to implement the MOST Strategy adopted at the 199th session of the Executive Board and to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.