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Please register for the Regional Forum 2019 by clicking here. The registration deadline is 22 February 2019.


Please find here the preliminary programme in English, Russian and French.


Amina J. Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General

Olga Algayerova 

UNECE Executive Secretary 

Michael Møller

Director-General of the 

UN Office at Geneva

Mirjana Spoljaric Egger

Chair of the Regional UNSDG Team,for Europe and Central Asia

Peer learning round tables

The peer learning round tables will focus on the implementation of the following five SDGs under in-depth review at the 2019 High-level Political Forum.

First set of round tables

(22 March, 10:00-11:25)

Second set of round tables

(22 March, 11:35-13:00)

Learning without Limits: Lifelong Learning and Inclusive Education The Power of Knowledge for Change: Education and Learning as Drivers of Sustainable Development
The Growth We Want: Solutions for Sustained, Inclusive and Sustainable Economic GrowthThe Future of Work: Productive Employment and Decent Work for All
Bridging the Gap: Achieving Greater Income and Economic EqualityTowards a World of Equal Opportunity:  Tackling inequality caused by exclusion and discrimination
Acting for Climate: Stepping Up Climate Change Policies, Action and Awareness in the Region Coping with Climate Change: Strengthening Resilience and Adaptation
Strengthening Institutions for Change: Fostering Effective and Inclusive Governance for Sustainable Development
Empowering People to Protect the Planet:  The Environmental Dimension of SDG 16




Civil Society Pre-Meeting (20 March 2019, Palais des Nations)   

The Regional Forum will be preceded by a civil society pre-meeting; please register through the registration link. Please find further information in the preliminary agenda.

Youth Pre-Meeting (21 March 2019, International Conference Centre Geneva)

For the first time, a pre-meeting for and by young people will be held ahead of the Regional Forum. Please apply for the youth pre-meeting through this form by February 11, 2019.

Regional Consultation on the Plan of Action for Integrating Volunteerism into the 2030 Agenda (21 March 2019, International Conference Centre Geneva)

Led by UN Volunteers (UNV), this consultation will engage member states, UN bodies and other stakeholders in highlighting regional perspectives on volunteerism in the region. Key findings from the Regional Synthesis Report on Volunteerism will be presented and discussed with participants during the event.

Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2019 VNR countries (20 March 2019, Palais des Nations)

UN DESA is organizing a Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 12 countries of the UNECE region undertaking Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in 2019. The meeting takes place on 20 March 2019 at the Palais des Nations; participation upon invitation by UN DESA.

Back-to-back Meeting

Pan-European Regional Workshop on Sustainable Public Procurement (19-20th of March 2019, Palais des Nations)

Building on existing national activities, this first regional workshop will facilitate the exchange of good practices and lessons learned in developing and implementing Sustainable Public Procurement policies and practices. Please find the further information here.