The Regional Commissions' Side Event, which is convening during the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) annual High-level event, aims to highlight the significance of regional cooperation and initiatives in supporting country efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event will promote inter-regional learning by sharing experiences from the regions, including on partnerships among States, regional and subregional organizations and other stakeholders to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. Each region will address a number of focus areas, including: integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national policies and development planning; strengthening countries' data and statistical capacities for evidence-based policy making; facilitating exchange of experiences through regional multi-stakeholder follow-up and review mechanisms; promoting policy coherence and alignment through cooperation and partnerships; and identifying and promoting innovative means of implementation (MOI). The event will include opening remarks by the UN Secretary-General and a roundtable with Heads of State and Government, Heads of regional organizations and the five Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions.
date: 23 September 2016
8:30 – 10:00 am
venue: UN Headquarters, CR-3
location: New York City, US
contact: Regional Commissions New York Office