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Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Perspectives from Europe and Central Asia on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

7 - 8 November 2013

Istanbul, Turkey


Event

The Regional Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda “Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Perspectives from Europe and Central Asia on the Post-2015 Development Agenda” will be held on 7 and 8 November 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The high-level event is hosted by the Government of Turkey and organized in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Objective


The post-2015 framework will shape development efforts for many years. The diverse region of Europe and Central Asia encapsulates many of the global challenges. It is therefore crucial that this region makes a thoughtful contribution to the process of formulating the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Taking forward the decisions of the UN General Assembly’s Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (New York, 25 September 2013), the Regional Consultation provides a timely opportunity to identify regional priorities for the post-2015 UN development agenda and discuss how these priorities can become part of a coherent global framework. The event also aims to review regional experiences and lessons learned from the MDGs, spearhead ways to deepen regional cooperation, and review proposals for measurement of sustainable development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. 

Format

The Regional Consultation will be a multi-stakeholder event, bringing together representatives from governments, international organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia and media. The meeting will feature a series of thematic panel discussions and conclude with an open forum that will identify regional priorities for the post-2015 agenda and formulate the regional contributions to the global debate.

The meeting will be preceded by a civil society consultation.    

Inputs and related work streams

  • UN Development Group’s national and global thematic consultations on the post-2015 development agenda
  • Report of the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Work of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
  • Post-2015 vision for Europe and Central Asia currently being formulated by the UN System in the region
  • Civil society consultation
  • UNICEF youth consultation


Organizers

 Government of Turkey (host), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Topics

Post-2015 Development Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Education, Decent Jobs, Health, Social Protection, Population Dynamics, Migration, Natural Resources, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Green Cities, International Cooperation, Monitoring

Region

Europe and Central Asia

Provisional agenda

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