As delivered Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, the President of the General Assembly in the briefing to Member States on Consultations aimed at enhancing synergies and coherence and reducing overlap in the agendas of the UN General Assembly, the ECOSOC and their subsidiary bodies, in light of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […]
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Minsterial Session, 29th
The 29th Ministerial Session of ESCWA is being held from 13 to 15 December 2016 in Doha, Qatar, on the theme: “2030 Agenda- Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the National Level”. The session will comprise two segments: the senior officials segment (13-14 December), and the ministerial segment (14-15 December).
Main theme and study:
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) resolution 72/6 ‘Committing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific’ requests the Executive Secretary to “strengthen support to member States in their efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda in an integrated approach, inter alia, with analytical products, technical services and capacity-building initiatives through knowledge-sharing products and platforms, and to enhance data and statistical capacities”.
In addition, Member States, in the third session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) highlighted how the 2030 Agenda provides an opportunity to shift away from “business as usual” and to more effectively address multi-sectoral challenges. More holistic approaches that integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development were seen as indispensable to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
In response to this, ESCAP is holding a week dedicated to enhance understanding of the key challenges for effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – ESCAP SDG Week. Over the course of five days, ESCAP SDG Week will facilitate dialogue amongst experts on challenges involved in effective implementation of the sustainable development agenda and tools and support available, including through ESCAP, to strengthen peer learning and capacity development to advance progress on the 2030 Agenda.
ESCAP SDG Week will make full use of already-planned Expert Group Meetings (EGMs) and events as described under the ESCAP’s programme of work for 2016-2017 by putting them under a comprehensive concept and integrated approach exploring how ESCAP might adapt policy formulation and capacity development to address the new needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This platform will be a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the international community, civil society and the private sector and provide them with: (1) an enabling environment for knowledge sharing and engaging in technical level discussions on different aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and; (2) the opportunity to provide feedback on the support required from ESCAP and other development partners as they prepare to implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development at the national level.
The 5-day event will address key aspects of the 2030 Agenda that were highlighted and discussed in the third session of the APFSD. Given their relevance and the need to foster technical expertise to respond effectively to the challenges of implementation, ESCAP SDG Week will focus on:
– The 2030 Agenda follow up and review process
– Means of implementation
– Support to countries with special needs
– Support implementation at the local level and urban governance
– Integrated approaches for SDG planning – the case of SDG 6
– Trade, investment and technology
– Youth and the 2030 Agenda
– International Investment Agreements (IIAs)
– Macroeconomic Policies and sustainable development in the region
– Agricultural trade for sustainable development
Briefing to Member States by the President of the General Assembly on SDG Implementation Strategy 8 November 2016 Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, When the historic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all 193 Member States on 25 September 2015, it was done so with the purpose of transforming […]
Watch now! Briefing by the President of the UN General Assembly on the strategy of the Office of the President to support the implementation of the SDGs during the 71st session 8 November 2016
Strategic Plan of the Office of the President of the General Assembly Introduction The historic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all 193 Member States of the United Nations on 25 September 2015. It presented the world with a masterplan for humanity to achieve a sustainable way of life on this planet. It […]
Check against delivery Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session, at UN Foundation Private Dialogue on the Global Agenda 19 October 2016 Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning to you all. Thank you, Kathy and the UN Foundation for the invitation to speak today. I am constitutionally averse to […]