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UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

6 April @ 10:00 AM - 7 April @ 5:00 PM CEST

Free

UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

6 and 7 April 2022

Registration for the 2022 Regional Forum taking place on 6 and 7 April is now open!

The Forum will take place in a hybrid format at the Palais des Nations.

For technical reasons, possibilities for remote interventions will be

limited throughout the event – physical participation is therefore greatly encouraged when possible.

The deadline for registrations is 31 March 2022, 23:59 (CET).

Please regularly check this registration section as registration for side events will be added soon.

Opening and High-level Policy Segment

Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region

OPENING

H.E. Mr. Edil Baisalov 

Chair of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ms. Olga Algayerova

UNECE Executive Secretary and United Nations Under-Secretary-General

Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger

Vice-Chair of the Regional Collaborative Platform for Europe and Central Asia and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

HIGH-LEVEL POLICY SEGMENT

Keynote address by Dr. Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute

Member of the Independent Group of Scientists for the 2023 UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

The keynote speech will set the scene for the high-level debate and highlight the latest scientific findings on the SDGs, taking into account the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related recovery measures. In addition, the process to prepare the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) and its preliminary framework will be introduced to the audience.

PLENARY DEBATE

Statements by high-level representatives of member States and reporting of key messages from pre-meetings (Forum of Mayors, Civil Society Forum, Joint IPU/ECE webinar with parliamentarians) 

13:00hrs
until 15:00hrs
APRIL 06
2022
Lunch break
15:00hrs
until 17:00hrs
APRIL 06
2022
Peer learning round tables
10:00hrs
until 12:00hrs
APRIL 07
2022
Peer learning round tables
15:00hrs
until 17:00hrs
APRIL 07
2022
Plenary Session and Closing

Forward-looking policies for a sustainable COVID-19 recovery

 

H.E. Mr.  Edil Baisalov 

Chair of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan

 

The session will discuss forward-looking polices to promote a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the key messages from the peer learning sessions on the SDGs under in-depth review (4, 5, 14, 15, and 17).

Particular attention will be given to policy coherence and addressing trade-offs in SDG policies and COVID-19 recovery measures at regional, subregional, national and local levels. In this context, experiences from UNECE member States that have presented or will present Voluntary National Review (VNRs) at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will be discussed, with emphasis on VNRs as a means to promote policy coherence and multi-level collaboration. Lessons from Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) and from the regional and subregional levels will also be considered.

The session will feature a multi-stakeholder panel, composed of two representatives from member States, a mayor and a representative of civil society. 

PLENARY DEBATE

CLOSING

Ms. Olga Algayerova

UNECE Executive Secretary and United Nations Under-Secretary-General

Mr.  Edil Baisalov 

Chair of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan

Venue

Hybrid | Geneva and Online
Geneva, Switzerland + Google Map