Opening and High-level Policy Segment 2023
Opening session, followed by high-level plenary discussion on SDG progress in the ECE region in the context of multiple crises.
10:00hrsuntil 13:00hrsMarch 292023
Opening and High Level Policy Segment
Ensuring the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region in times of multiple crises
Co-Chair - Mr. Miloš Prica
Ambassador and Chair of the Council on the implementation of SDGs, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Co-Chair - Mr. Markus Reubi
Ambassador and Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda, Switzerland
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed (Video Message)
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ms. Lachezara Stoyeva (Video Message)
President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York
Ms. Olga Algayerova
UNECE Executive Secretary and United Nations Under-Secretary General
Ms. Ivana Živkovic
Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
Co-Vice-Chair of the Regional Collaborative Platform (RCP) for Europe and Central Asia
HIGH-LEVEL POLICY SEGMENT
The 2023 Regional Forum will take place against the background of multiple crises. The High-level Policy Segment will take stock of the current status and shortcomings of SDG progress in the region. It will be informed by the UNECE Annual SDG Progress Report to be launched in early March 2023. A snapshot of SDG progress in the region will be provided at the beginning of the High-level Policy Segment to set the scene for the discussions. Thereafter, high-level government representatives will have an opportunity to share policy actions that have been taken domestically to preserve SDG progress and regain lost ground. Delegations may wish to particularly highlight measures of crisis response and how these can be effectively aligned with the 2030 Agenda. The High-level Policy Segment will also include reporting back from the preparatory civil society and youth consultations.
Snapshot of SDG Progress in the UNECE Region
Ms. Lidia Bratanova
Director of the UNECE Statistical Division
Mr. Andres Vikat
UNECE Statistical Division, Chief of the Social and Demographic Statistics Section
Interventions from the floor and discussion
Statements by high-level representatives of member States and reporting back of key messages from pre-meetings
1. What is the status of SDG progress in your country and how have the multiple crises affected SDG implementation?
2. What crisis response actions did you take that aligned with the 2030 Agenda?
3. What were the main challenges you had to face in responding to crises while trying to preserve SDG progress?