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Virtual workshop DCO-ECLAC-UNDP: Development Thinking and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean in a Radically Changing Regional Context

ECLAC, DCO and UNDP organized the first workshop for economists from Resident Coordinators Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean. The workshop had the following objectives:  Today’s workshop has the following objectives: 1. Creation of a regional Economists Network with economists of RC offices, ECLAC and UNDP; 2. Exchange information, data and analytical frameworks on […]

Digitalization a critical accelerator of sustainable development goals, says President Kenyatta at ABF2021

Digitalization a critical accelerator of sustainable development goals, says President Kenyatta at ABF2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 8, 2021 (ECA) – Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday passionately delivered an inspiring keynote address during the Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) fourth African Business Forum, emphasizing the importance for African governments to create enabling regulatory environments, develop vibrant and sustainable financial and research support structures to spur innovation on […]

Harnessing extractive industries for sustainable development in the UNECE region  

Harnessing extractive industries for sustainable development in the UNECE region  

As we enter the Decade of Action to deliver on the SDGs by 2030, what are the key challenges and contributions of the extractive industries in the UNECE region, which is a major producer and consumer of resources? Could the COVID-19 crisis be harnessed as an opportunity to accelerate a sustainable transformation? This was at […]

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

ECA and IIF Host Private Investors, African Finance and Development Ministers to Discuss the Role of Private Capital During the Crisis, and Post-Pandemic Recovery

Washington, D.C.—The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) released the following statement after a virtual meeting of delegates representing African finance and development ministries, and the private creditor community to discuss the role of the private sector in supporting low-income countries through the COVID-19 crisis, and driving […]

Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean Reaffirmed their Collective Commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as Forum Concluded in Mexico

Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean Reaffirmed their Collective Commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as Forum Concluded in Mexico

The countries of the region reaffirmed their collective commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, recognizing that governments bear the fundamental responsibility for fulfilling it and stressing the need to foster participation by all relevant stakeholders in the process, according to the document signed by the government delegates gathered at the first meeting of […]

Second Session of the Arab High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development 5 to 7 May, 2015 , Kingdom of Bahrain

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS), are convening the Second Session of the Arab […]

SIDE EVENT (FfD3) “Regional Perspectives on Implementing an Ambitious, Transformative, Sustainable Development Agenda” Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 1:15- 2:45 pm

SIDE EVENT (FfD3) “Regional Perspectives on Implementing an Ambitious, Transformative, Sustainable Development Agenda” Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 1:15- 2:45 pm

“Regional Perspectives on Implementing an Ambitious, Transformative, Sustainable Development Agenda” Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 1:15- 2:45 pm, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sholla 1 Organized by the UN Regional Commissions Domestic resources mobilization (DRM) is at the core of Financing for development (FFD). Yet, in an increasingly interdependent world, the constraints for DRM are being accentuated and […]

Regional Forums on Sustainable Development

2015 Calendar of Regional Preparatory Meetings on Financing for Development and Regional Forums on Sustainable Development 2014 The Ninth African Development Forum 12 to 16 October 2014 Theme: “Innovative financing for Africa’s transformation” The Forum offered a platform for prominent African stakeholders to share key information and participate in more focused and in-depth discussions on […]

Ninth African Development Forum, 12 October 2014 to 16 October 2014, Marakech, Morocco

Ninth African Development Forum, 12 October 2014 to 16 October 2014, Marakech, Morocco

Ninth African Development Forum Innovative Financing for Africa’s Transformation 12 October 2014 to 16 October 2014, Marakech, Morocco The ninth African Development Forum (ADF-9) will be held in the Morocco from 12 to 16 October 2014 on the theme: “Innovative Financing for Africa’s Transformation”. The Forum will offer a platform for prominent African stakeholders to […]

Statement as Delivered by Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of ESCAP to the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development

Statement as Delivered by Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of ESCAP to the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development

  Click here to download transcipt in pdf format. Statement as Delivered by Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and Coordinator of the UN Regional Commissions to the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development   Monday, 25 March 2013 Bali, Indonesia.   Distinguished Members of the High Level Panel, Ladies and […]