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ECESA Plus discuss Follow-up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Principals of the Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs Plus (ECESA Plus) met at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 17 November 2015 to discuss how to support the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25 September 2015, along with a set of Sustainable Development Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.

The 2030 Agenda defines an ambitious process for follow-up and review at the national, regional and global levels and underlines the important role and comparative advantage of the United Nations system in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable development.

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda will require an unprecedented level of coordination among Member States, across the United Nations system and beyond.

The ECESA Plus mechanism includes over 40 organizations and was established in mid-2010 to bring relevant United Nations system agencies, the World Bank, IMF and the Rio Convention secretariats together with the Members of ECESA to prepare for Rio+20.

This meeting of ECESA Plus was chaired by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Wu Hongbo, as Convener of ECESA and ECESA Plus.

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Mr. Wu Hongbo
Convenor

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