Dialogue of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions with the UNGA Second Committee, 23 October 2015, New York

Dialogue of the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions with the UNGA Second Committee, 23 October 2015, New York

2ndcomicon2015Objective of the dialogue

For Member States and other stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the role the Regional Commissions (RCs) in assisting Member States (MS) in effective and integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Expected Outcomes

Member States and other stakeholders will have a better understanding of the role of the RCs in assisting Member States in integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development, providing technical support for SDGs implementation through effective leveraging of the means of implementation and facilitating effective follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The dialogue will provide perspectives on key areas of focus by the RCs for supporting Member States in implementation and follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda, including:

  1. Integrating SDGs into national development planning and fiscal frameworks;
  2. Promoting policy coherence, consistency and coordination;
  3. Enhancement of data and statistical capacities of MS;
  4. Identifying and promoting alternative and innovative sources of financing for development;
  5. Leveraging science, technology and innovation;
  6. Tapping South-South and regional partnerships and;
  7. Translating regional models into global public goods.