Regional 3R Forum

The Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific is being held in Indore. The event will see the participation of around 40 mayors of cities around the world and mayors of more than 100 cities across India.

The 8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific is co-organized by the Ministry of Housing and Affairs, Government of India, the Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MOEJ), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).

The Indore  Municipal  Corporation, Government of Madhya  Pradesh,  and Confederation of Indian  Industry  (CII) have been designated as the City Partner,  Organizing  State Partner and Industry  Partner.

Theme: “Achieving Clean Water, Clean Land and Clean Air through 3R and Resource Efficiency –  A  21st  Century Vision for Asia-Pacific  Communities”.

In 2009, the Regional 3R Forum in Asia was established at Japan’s proposal as a platform for broad cooperation on the promotion of the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – in Asia. After the fourth forum, the name was changed to Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific.

Members include central governments, international agencies, aid agencies, private sector entities, research bodies, NGOs and other relevant parties.

Forum members hold discussions on policies, provided support for the implementation of 3R projects in member countries, shared useful information, and are building networks for the further promotion of 3R initiatives.

Japan hosted the inaugural Regional 3R Forum in Tokyo in 2009 and has cosponsored subsequent Forums together with the governments of host countries and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).

The Fourth Regional 3R Forum – held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, in March 2013 – adopted the Ha Noi 3R Declaration ‐ Sustainable 3R Goals for Asia and the Pacific for 2013‐2023. It is a legally non-binding and voluntary document which aims to provide a basic framework for Asia-Pacific countries to develop measures and programs to promote 3Rs including a set of 3R indicators for monitoring specific progress.

The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) was founded in 1971 as an instrument to help achieve the strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

Created by an agreement between the UN and the Government of Japan, its operations are supported by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA).

UNCRD’s vision is to achieve a sustainable living environment for all. Its mission is to assist developing countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable development.

UNCRD’s interventions in developing countries are clustered under three main thematic interrelated and complementary areas of work – (a) Integrated Regional Development Planning; (b) Sustainable Urban Management; and (c) Knowledge Management.

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