2020 Expert Group Meetings, Panel Discussions and Seminars

EGM on Homelessness

Accelerating Global Actions for a World without a Poverty
4-6 March 2020, Rome, Italy

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together experts from the United Nations system, government, academia, think thanks, as well as civil society organizations to (i) discuss key questions related to the implementation of the United Nations system-wide plan of action for the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty, including the role that United Nations system can play to accelerate global actions for a world without poverty.

Virtual EGM on “Socially just transition towards sustainable development:  The role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”
UN DESA, in collaboration with UNCTAD and ITU, 4 – 7 August 2020
The meeting is convened in preparation for the fifty-ninth session of the Commission, which is expected to produce a negotiated policy outcome (a resolution) on the priority theme. The outcomes of the meeting will contribute to the work of the Commission by providing concrete, evidence-based recommendations on policies for enabling a socially just transition towards sustainable development, with a focus on the role of digital technologies. The meeting is also expected to provide inputs to the report of the Secretary-General on the priority theme.

Virtual EGM on “Navigating an Insecure Future”
3 – 4 December 2020
The meeting organized by UN DESA will bring together experts to discuss their most recent research on economic insecurity. It will also look at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on insecurity and explore what actions can be taken to reverse this growing trend.

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