Sustainable Development Goals on the Agenda in Bangkok

Representatives of RWI’s offices in Jakarta, Beijing and Stockholm participated in a recent workshop on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok.

Back row left to right: Thomas Thomas, ASEAN CSR Network; Chen Ting Ting, RWI Beijing; Edmund Bon, ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights; Daniel King, EarthRights International (front row) Helena Olsson, RWI Jakarta Malin Oud, RWI Stockholm

The two-day event was titled “Co-creation for transformation – effective delivery on the SDGs through enhanced cross-sectorial interaction.”

The event was a valuable opportunity to meet and collaborate with organisations from across Asia, and to discuss a wide range of issues including sustainable value chains, decent work, responsible investments, disaster preparedness and conflict prevention in natural resource governance.

The Institute will collaborate with several of the organisations represented at the workshop in its new regional Asia programme, which aims to contribute to just, inclusive and sustainable development in the region through mutually reinforcing protection of human rights, gender equality and the environment.