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UN cooperation in the UNECE region


The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs require joint action and strengthened cooperation among United Nations organizations. In the UNECE region, more than 20 United Nations organizations pool their expertise and join hands to maximize the impact of their work across Europe and Central Asia. Joint analysis, advocacy, policy coordination and country support on a number of cross-cutting issues has become standard practice in the region.                                                                        

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UN entities in Europe and Central Asia close ranks to support SDG progress

In view of member States requiring more joined-up UN support to progress under the comprehensive 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the regional UN entities in Europe and Central Asia continue to move closer together to meet this demand. Gathering at the Regional UN System Meeting at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 15 and 16 November 2018, hosted by UNECE, Regional Directors and representatives of more than 20 UN regional offices reaffirmed their commitment to deepen cooperation, seek synergies and pool expertise in support of SDGs. Read more


First Youth Pre-Meeting held ahead of the Regional Forum 2019

For the first time, a pre-meeting for and by young people was held ahead of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region. The pre-meeting was jointly organized by the Issue-based Coalition on Adolescents and Youth, the European Youth Forum and the UN Major Group for Children & Youth and took place on 21 March 2019. The regional youth pre-meeting aimed to channel the input and feedback from young people to the Regional Forum, the official preparatory meeting of the global High-level Political Forum. Read more


20 to 21 May 2019
Istanbul Marriott Hotel, Turkey

15 to 16 November 2018
Palais des Nations, Geneva

08 to 09 May 2018
UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, Geneva