Opening and High-level Policy Segment 2024
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 132024
Opening and High Level Policy Segment
Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE region in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions
Co-Chair - Mr. Vahan Kostanyan
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Armenia
Co-Chair - Mr. Radim Sršeň
Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Czech Republic
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ms. Tatiana Molcean
UNECE Executive Secretary and United Nations Under-Secretary General
Ms. Ivana Živkovic
Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
HIGH-LEVEL POLICY SEGMENT
High-level speakers will engage in a policy debate on accelerating SDG progress and delivering transformative solutions. The debate will be informed by the UNECE Annual SDG Progress Report launched in February 2024 (full report webpage). High-level government representatives will have the opportunity to share policy actions that have been taken domestically. Other stakeholders will join the debate and report back on their preparatory consultations.
1. Building on the impetus of the SDG Summit, what needs to be done to put the 2030 Agenda on the right track?
2. What are the critical elements that need to be addressed as matter of priority to unlock bottlenecks and accelerate the necessary transformations? How can investment in key transition areas be scaled up?
3. With the forthcoming Summit of the Future in mind, what is the role of international cooperation and strengthened multilateralism in advancing SDG progress?