Organizer: Regional Civil society Engagement Mechanism
Short Description: The civil society forum served to develop common positions to shape the collective advocacy during the Forum’s official sessions. The pre-meeting was split into three sessions: one orientation for new newcomers, and two strategy planning sessions.
Organizers:UN Issue-based Coalition on Adolescent and Youth (led by UNICEF and UNFPA) and Group of European Youth for Change
Short Description: This networking event aimed to connect youth representatives with active roles in Regional Forum 2021 and to streamline joint advocacy efforts.Learn More
Organizers: Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), UNECE
Short Description: Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff had a unique space to discuss common challenges as well as strategies that they could implement to promote a green recovery and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. The focus was also on the importance for parliaments to be engaged in the Voluntary National Reviews process to monitor government actions, strengthen national ownership of and build more political support for the SDGs.Learn MoreSummary
Organizers: UN Global Compact, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), UNECE
Short Description: Taking place for the first time at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, the SDG Business Dialogue was a unique multi-stakeholder conversation on business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the COVID-19 recovery. Participants explored how partnerships, alliances and business innovation can accelerate sustainable development in the region.Learn MoreWatch in English
Organizers: UNECE, ITU, UN DESA
Short Description: Many cities across the UNECE region have documented their progress towards the SDGs by developing Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs). This pre-meeting to the Regional Forum discussed how VLRs could more effectively support sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and promote sustainable urban development.Learn More
Organizer: UN DESA
Short Description: This workshop was only open to invited government representatives from 2021 VNR countries.