Arab High Level Forum on Sustainable Development
The Forum provided a platform for discussing the following issues:
• Progress made in the Arab region towards the millennium development goals and means of accelerating their achievement and sustaining gains in the future, as part of Arab regional preparations for the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) in 2014;
• A proposed set of sustainable development goals for the Arab Region, prepared by ESCWA based on the outcomes of regional consultations on the subject, in addition to the key conclusions emanating from the various regional and national consultations on the post-2015 development agenda;
• The proposed Arab Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development that ESCWA and its partners are developing at the request of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment as an update of the Sustainable Development Initiative in the Arab Region;
• The Arab Regional Roadmap for Green Economy Investment;
• Means of implementation of sustainable development commitments.
The Forum outcomes will be submitted to the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment and the Council of Arab Ministers for Social Affairs in preparation for their adoption and submission to the next Arab Economic and Social Development Summit (January 2015). The report of the Forum will also be submitted to the ESCWA twenty-eighth Ministerial Session (May 2014), as well as to the UN-ECOSOC (July 2014) as the regional input to the HLPF and AMR for 2014.