Regional Forum on Sustainable Development – 3 weeks to go!

We have received the following from UNECE:

In only three weeks, on 1-2 March 2018, the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region will be held at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG). 

Are you registered? 

Registration is still open. Make sure you register through the registration link, preferably by 16 February 2018.

What will be discussed at round tables?

At the very heart of the Regional Forum are peer learning round tables with a focus on the five SDGs under in-depth review at the 2018 High-level Political Forum (HLPF).

Participants will discuss in 10 round tables:

  • Round tables on SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation):

Making universal access to water and sanitation a reality in the UNECE region (1 March, 15:00-16:30) 
Sharing water: balancing competing needs in a context of declining resource (1 March, 16:30-18:00)

  • Round tables on SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy):

Improving the efficiency of the energy system (1 March, 15:00-16:30) 
Transforming energy in support of the 2030 Agenda (1 March, 16:30-18:00)

  • Round tables on SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities):

Financing the transition to sustainable cities and communities: challenges and opportunities (1 March, 15:00-16:30) 
Promoting resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements (1 March, 16:30-18:00)

  • Round tables on SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production):

Successful approaches to delivering on Sustainable Consumption and Production by 2030 (1 March, 15:00-16:30) 
Towards a circular economy: innovation for sustainable value chains (1 March, 16:30-18:00)

  • Round tables on SDG 15 (life on land):

Sustainable Forest Management and the SDGs (1 March, 15:00-16:30) 
Biodiversity at the heart of sustainable development 
(1 March, 16:30-18:00)

What will be discussed at side events? 

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 13:15 - 14:30

  • Fashion and the SDGs: What role for the UN? (organiser: UNECE, programme)
  • Including Youth and Citizen voices in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) to the HLPF (organisers: Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UN SDG Action Campaign, European Youth Forum, UNFPA EECA Regional Office, UN Youth Delegates of Sweden, Slovakia and Hungary)
  • Achieving the SDGs by participation of all - experience by SEA/EIA (organiser: Czech Republic)
  • Rural women, migration and agriculture (organisers: FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the International Organization for Migration)
  • SDG 6 in-depth review: UN-Water Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation (organiser: UN-Water)

Friday, 2 March 2018, 8:30 - 9:45

How to get started? 

Follow the latest updates and take part in the conversation about the Regional Forum and progress towards the SDGs in the region on social media via #RFSD2018. 

Find more information on the website of the Regional Forum: 

We look forward to your participation in the Regional Forum - let's make the 2030 Agenda a reality in the UNECE region. 


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