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Information briefing on International Fora on Energy for Sustainable Development

4 April 2017, Tuesday, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Conference Room B, UN Secretariat Building The Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the UN, UN Regional Commissions New York Office and the UN Regional Commissions, i.e. ECA, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA and UNECE, will organise a briefing on the preparations to the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development and the Energy Ministerial (Astana, 11 June 2017). At the occasion of the briefing, in addition to the information on the Forum and the Ministerial, prospects for Energy Ministerial in 2020 and key flagship projects on energy for sustainable development will be presented and discussed.


Concept Paper


Report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields and its Addendum. ADVANCE UNEDITED VERSION

The present report is structured in two main parts: the first part provides regional perspectives on two issues active on the current global agenda, namely: the efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality, which is directly related to the main theme of the ECOSOC 2017; and regional perspectives on global migration as a contribution to the intergovernmental process towards forging a global compact on safe, orderly and regular migration.

The second part covers developments in selected areas of regional and interregional cooperation, including additional policy matters addressed during the sessions of the regional commissions; update on the regional commissions’ support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at regional level, namely through the organisation of Regional Forums for Sustainable Development.

  • E/2017/15 (English)
  • E/2017/15/Add.1  (English)
  • Regional Forums for Sustainable Development

    The United Nations Regional Commissions have a significant role to play in promoting sustainable development in their respective regions by promoting peer learning and cooperation, including South-South and triangular cooperation and effective linkage among global, regional, subregional and national processes to advance sustainable development.

    Regional Commissions convened Regional Forums for Sustainable Development in the regions which support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, including its follow-up and review process, and provide regional inputs to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF).  Sessions of the Regional Commissions also provide inputs into the HLPF, support implementation, peer learning and review of the 2030 Agenda.

    ESCAP: Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 29 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

    UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2017 25 Apr 2017 Geneva, Switzerland

    ECLAC: Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 26 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017 Mexico City, Mexico

    ESCWA: Arab Regional Forum for Sustainable Development 03 - 05 May 2017 Location: Rabat, Morocco

    ECA Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 17 - 19 MAY, 2017 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia