• English

The registration deadline has passed; late registrations through this link might still be considered.

Please find further logistical information in the Guide for Participants.

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

H.E. Ogerta Manastirliu

Chair of the Regional Forum

Amina J. Mohammed

UN Deputy Secretary-General

Olga Algayerova 

Executive Secretary UNECE 

Michael Møller

Director-General UNOG 


Liu Zhenmin

Under-Secretary-General UN DESA 


Mirjana Spoljaric Egger

Chair of the Regional UNSDG Team


Eeva Furman

Director Environmental Policy Centre, SYKE

Nadia Isler

Director SDG Lab UNOG


Two focus events on cutting-edge topics will take place in the plenary room:

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


Governments and other stakeholders were asked to provide case studies from their national experience in implementing the five SDGs, which will frame the discussions at peer learning round tables. Kindly find a compilation of all case studies here.



How are we progressing on the SDGs? The SDG Snapshot Report provides on overview of some aspects of SDG performance in the UNECE region.

Where can I collect my badge? All the essentials on logistics are summed up in our guide for participants. Have a look and find everything at one glance.

Who else is coming? Please have a look at the preliminary list of participants.

Provisional AgendaPDFPDFPDF



Thursday, 21 March 2019, 13:00-14:30

Friday, 22 March 2019, 8:30-9:45am

Friday, 22 March 2019, 13:15-14:30

21-22 March 2019

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 find further information in the agenda.

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. Please register through the registration link.

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.