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Implementation at the regional and sub-regional levels

A multi-level architecture is required to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: with the national level as the lynchpin of the framework for action on, and review of, the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, through regional peer learning, and to the global level with exchange of lessons learned, gaps identified and momentum reinvigorated for further action. In this context, the regional level serves as an important nexus where feedback loops from bottom to top, and vice versa. This session will feature key regional and sub-regional players, including the Executive Secretaries of the United Nations Regional Commissions, who will exchange regional experiences to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The session will also focus on the role of regions to foster coherence between local and global levels and engage in an interactive discussion with Member States, representatives of regional and sub-regional governmental organizations, major groups and other stakeholders.

Proposed guiding questions:

  • What are the main trends and assessment of progress emerging at the regional level?
  • What are the main regional drivers of change in connection with the theme of the forum "eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world"
  • What are the lessons in relation to means of implementation from a cross-cutting regional perspective

Presiding Officer

  • H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of Economic and Social Council


  • Ms. Shamshad Aktar, Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC
  • Mr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Executive Secretary of ESCWA
  • Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of ECE
  • Ms. Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of ECA

Interactive discussion

Sub-regional dimension:

  • H.E. Mr. Oleg Pankratov, Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, on behalf of the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Mr. Roberto Bissio, Executive Director of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo
Ms. Nalini Singh, Fiji Women's Rights Movement
South Africa
United States of America
Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC
United Nations