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Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

17 March (10:00) - 18 March (12:00) 2021
Hybrid meeting: Online and Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region

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Programme - 17-18 March 2021 (hybrid meeting)

17 March 2021

10:00-12:00 Opening and High-level Policy Segment: Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the UNECE Region
12:00-14:00 Lunch break 
14:00-16:00 Plenary Session: Key actions and accelerators to tackle the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and to promote a sustainable recovery                      

18 March 2021

10:00-12:00 Plenary Session and Closing: Experiences from the region with Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)                                      
 
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Peer learning round tables - 10-16 March 2021 (virtual sessions)

The hybrid meeting (17-18 March 2021) will be preceded by virtual peer learning round tables (10-16 March 2021).

Cluster 1: PEOPLE "Strengthening health, food and social protection systems towards COVID-19 recovery and resilience"

  • Session 1-1: Health and social protection
  • Session 1-2:  Accelerating SDG progress in the time of a pandemic: making healthy diets accessible to all
  • Session 1-3: Road safety (target 3.6) 
Cluster 2: PROSPERITY "Building back innovative, inclusive and sustainable economies and providing decent and productive jobs for all"
  • Session 2-1:  Recovering from COVID-19 through a sustainable and human-centred approach to the future of work
  • Session 2-2: The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on youth
  • Session 2-3:  Transforming tourism for a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive post- COVID19 world 
Cluster 3: PLANET "Pathways to a sustainable COVID-19 recovery for climate and the environment" 
  • Session 3-1:  Partnerships for a sustainable recovery: Initiatives to accelerate the achievement of the environment and climate goals of the 2030 Agenda
  • Session 3-2: Sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Session 3-3: Building back better: Climate-resilient recovery
  • Session 3-4:  Snapshot on Boreal forests’ contribution to the SDGs 
Cross-cutting sessions 
  • Session 4-1: SDG data and statistics  
  • Session 4-2: Digital Transformation for SDG implementation 
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5334 _ Regional Forum 2021 - Programme _ 351399 _ Russian _ 864 _ 317004 _ pdf

Side events - Apply now!

If you wish to organize a side event, please submit your application via this form by 22 January 2021. Side events will be held in the period from 10-18 March 2021 and should be conducted as fully virtual meetings.