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The Regional Forums for Sustainable Development

The Regional Forums for Sustainable Development The Regional Forums for Sustainable Development, convened annually by the Regional Commissions, have consolidated their status as the regional platforms for assessing progress and exchanging knowledge, best practices and solutions to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, in line with regional priorities and specificities. Countries have continued to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Regional Commissions and Climate Change

Each of the regions is being affected differently by climate change according to their particular circumstances and conditions and will have to implement measures to minimize and address these impacts through a combination of mitigation and adaptation measures. In order to make informed decisions about climate change policies and plans, countries need to: know how […]

Regional Commissions and Post 2015

Regional Commissions and Post 2015

A Regional Perspective on the Post‐2015 United Nations Development Agenda Post-2015 Process and the Sustainable Development Goals: Engagement of the Regional Commissions (1 March 2013) Post-2015 Process and the Sustainable Development Goals: Engagement of the Regional Commissions (7 January 2013)   Regional Consultations Follow-up and Review for the post-2015 Development Agenda. ESCAP Draft Chair’s summary […]

ECLAC Addresses the Paradoxes and Challenges of Climate Change’s Economic and Social Impact in the Region

ECLAC Addresses the Paradoxes and Challenges of Climate Change’s Economic and Social Impact in the Region

(22 September 2014) Preliminary estimates suggest that the economic costs of climate change will be around 2.5 % of Latin America and the Caribbean’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in the case that the temperature rises 2.5 °C above the historical average, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Low Economic Growth in 2014 Could Affect Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

Low Economic Growth in 2014 Could Affect Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

(May 22, 2014) The economic scenario in 2014, with an estimated growth rate of 2.7%, is far from auspicious for the evolution of the regional labor market and presents major challenges for labor market policy, said the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new […]

CSD 20 Outcome Documents

Member states decided in resolution 67/203 of 21 December 2012 that the CSD would have its last session immediately prior to the convening of the first meeting of the high level political forum on sustainable development in order to ensure a smooth institutional transition. CSD-20, which has been designated as the last session of the […]

More ECE Success Stories

Subprogramme 1. Environment Dam safety in Central Asia More than 100 Central Asian dams and water-control facilities are ageing and are not adequately maintained. Meanwhile, the number of people living downstream from these dams is growing. If a dam were to break, the humanitarian and economic consequences could be enormous. Therefore, to prevent such major […]

RPTC Success Stories – ESCWA

Support to the Ministry of Economy and Planning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the formulation of the Ninth Five year Development Plan During 2008 – 2009, ESCWA provided support to the Ministry of Economy and Planning in formulating their Ninth National Five Year Development Plan for key productive sectors, such as water, industry, […]

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