Sustainable development is central to the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. This commitment to leaving no one behind resonates effectively in many of the activities of the ASEAN through its various Working Groups, initiatives and partnerships. Among others, the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework adopted at the 37th ASEAN Summit supports multistakeholder action toward the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This Background Report has been prepared as background material for the Launch and Meeting on the ASEAN SCP Framework. The event was held back-to-back with the 15th ASEAN Working Group on Environment Education on 13th July 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was proposed by Indonesia, as the lead country for ASEAN cooperation on SCP, in cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat and supported by the EU SWITCH-Asia Programme.