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Dialogue of the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions with the UN General Assembly Second Committee , 19 October 2020

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“The UN at 75 – Regional Cooperation: A building block of multilateralism and shared prosperity in the era of Covid-19 and beyond” 

75TH Session of the UNGA, Monday, 19 October, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

Building on the theme of the Second Committee “Building back better after COVID-19: ensuring a more equitable global economy, inclusive societies and sustainable recovery” and against the background of the 75th Anniversary of the UN, the Dialogue demonstrated how regional cooperation constitutes a critical building block of multilateralism and presented regional perspectives on how regional action can be leveraged to build back better after Covid-19 and meet the promise of the 2030 Agenda.

Key objectives were:

1. Presentation of insights on and discussion how regional cooperation and integration have contributed to decades of economic and social development in the regions and building collective responses to global crises and sustainable development challenges; and

2. Showcasing of how the Regional Commissions, based on the trust and knowledge of the countries they serve, continue to advocate policy solutions, catalyze action and help to build partnerships across development goals, thus laying the basis for long term cooperation in the regions.

The Chair of the General Assembly Second Committee, H.E. Ambassador Amrit Bahadur Rai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN conveyed the opening remarks.

The Dialogue was moderated by Mr. Amr Nour, Director Regional Commissions New York Office

The Executive Secretaries delivered a series of presentations from the regional perspective on the theme  “Regional Cooperation: A building block of multilateralism and shared prosperity in the era of Covid-19 and beyond”, which were followed by interactive rounds of discussions with the Member States.

 

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