With the adoption by Member States of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, the focus has moved towards implementation at the national and regional levels. To that end, the regional commissions have scaled up and deepened their efforts in support of their member States by promoting a balanced integration of the three pillars of sustainable development: providing policy advice and technical assistance to member States for the integration and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals; providing a platform for political dialogue, exchange of experiences and peer learning within the region and with other regions; and strengthening analytical and statistical work. In that context and to focus their efforts, the regional commissions have identified a number of selected areas, in accordance with their mandates and recognized assets and expertise. Within those areas, they have institutionalized, deepened and broadened their partnerships in support of implementation at the country level.
This was part of the message conveyed today (25 July 2016) by Mr. Amr Nour in his introduction of the Secretary-General’s report on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields and its addendum to the Economic and Social Council.
Please find attached below, the link to Mr. Nour’s powerpoint presentation as well as the Report and its addendum.