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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 […]

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 […]

Asia-Pacific adopts five year plan of action for the application of space technology for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Asia-Pacific adopts five year plan of action for the application of space technology for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Asia Pacific countries adopted a historic five year Regional Plan of Action for the application of space technology for addressing natural disasters and achieving sustainable development goals in the region. At the adoption of the Plan of Action, Asian and Pacific countries declared that they are united in their resolve to implement the Plan of […]

Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Regional Perspectives

Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Regional Perspectives

Development in today’s context is at a critical juncture, with multiple crises (financial, food and energy) forcing us to re-assess the economic paradigm of our time and evaluate how to better address the unfulfilled promises that we are currently leaving to future generations in areas of employment, social progress, quality of life and respect for […]