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Our Divisions: Office for Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development

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The Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development provides support to the work of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. The Office provides substantive support to the various high-level segments of ECOSOC, including its operational activities and Integration Segments, as well as its coordination and management meetings and Youth Forum. The Office works with Member States, UN DESA’s divisions and UN system entities to ensure that the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda by UN intergovernmental bodies is coherent, builds on each body’s mandate and expertise; and reflects the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Office supports inclusive preparations of the HLPF notably its regular reviews of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, including Voluntary National Reviews. The Office also supports the General Assembly deliberations and negotiations as well as the follow-up of the major UN conferences and summits. It provides substantive analysis to Member States so they can effectively guide and oversee UN system operational activities for development through the General Assembly quadrennial comprehensive policy review. Progress is reviewed annually in ECOSOC as part of its overall coordination and guidance role, ensuring continuous engagement with the UN development system in the search for new ways to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


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