2016 Integration Segment: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through policy innovation and integration


The 2016 Integration Segment of ECOSOC was chaired by His Excellency Ambassador Sven Jürgenson, Vice-President of ECOSOC (Estonia). The 2016 Integration Segment addressed the theme “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through Policy Innovation and Integration”. 


The 2016 ECOSOC Integration Segment took place from 2 to 4 May 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (Watch video)


The meeting served as a platform for dialogue and exchange of views on lessons learned and recommendations for ways forward in policy innovation and integration, with a view to extract policy recommendations to guide the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Its proceedings will be available for consideration by Member States in the ECOSOC High-level Segment and as substantive input to the follow-up and review process to be carried out at the high-level political forum (HLPF) under the auspices of ECOSOC, to take place in July 2016.


The 2016 ECOSOC Integration Segment brought together high-level representatives of Member States, including Heads of State and Government, ministers and mayors, agencies of the United Nations system and civil society actors, including non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector.

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Various side events organized by Member States, the United Nations system and other stakeholders during these three days offered additional opportunities to discuss the role of innovative thinking in creating sustainable well-being for the society as a whole, both in the short and long run.