At the halfway point of the SDGs, it is clear that efforts need to be stepped up to realize the ambition of the 2030 Agenda. Global, regional, national and local actors all must work together for this purpose. This event focused on the potential for multi-level acceleration in the UNECE Region. We discussed the potential for acceleration from multiple levels of governance and from a diverse range of actors, including municipalities, partnerships, Member States, the Regional Commissions and other International Organizations. Our speakers contributed both from their practical experience and on the basis of extensive on-going research into the effects and effectiveness of the SDGs in advancing sustainable development.

Utrecht University; ESG Foundation; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands