In Focus: Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region


In Focus: Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region

This year, the 2024 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region, the UN’s key platform for policy debate, exchange of good practices and peer learning on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is taking place on March 13 - 14, under the “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Economic Commission for Europe region in times of multiple crises: The effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions" theme.

Occuring at a time of multiple crises, the Regional Forum brings together a diverse array of stakeholders to promote action, find solutions and foster peer learning to achieve the sustainable transformation in the UNECE region. The event will feature a series of high level policy debates, side events, round tables and plenary sessions on accelerating SDG progress.

Diverse stakeholders, including the private sector, financial institutions, science and academia, local authorities, youth representatives and other civil society actors will share their perspectives on SDG acceleration, focusing particularly on the main issues to be addressed by the Summit of the Future in September 2024 - the next global opportunity to reinvigorate the SDGs.


UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, to highlight and accelerate progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region, is organizing two side events on “Gender sensitive parliaments: Inclusive Institutions,” taking place on the 11 March, 2024, and “Women in Sustainable Food Systems and Climate Action,” held on March 12th.