Innovative approaches to spur action and delivery on the 2030 Agenda: lessons from the regions
Thursday, 9 July 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Virtually (held New York time)
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VNR Lab

Following the VNR Lab held in the margins of the 2019 HLPF, the 2020 Lab will continue to build on lessons emanating from VNR preparation processes in the regions, with a focus on identifying innovative approaches to spur action and inject momentum in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda, considering the broader context of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lab will consider the lessons learned and outcomes of the regional follow-up and review processes and showcase innovative approaches and tools fostered by the Regional Commissions to respond to new and emerging needs expressed by member States. Examples of these approaches include the twinning of VNR countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the development of Voluntary Local Reviews in Africa, the establishment of VNR “communities of practice” in Latin America and the Caribbean, the role of cities and the local level in SDG implementation and resilience in the UNECE region, and the community of practice and dedicated knowledge, learning and collaborative platform in the Arab region.

The Lab will aim at facilitating a cross-regional learning of experiences in support of accelerated implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the country and regional levels. Representatives of VNR participating countries, regional organizations and other stakeholders will be invited to exchange experiences and recommendations in implementing these approaches, and to share how efforts to bring countries together at the regional level have been useful and will continue to be relevant in the context of the Decade of Action.

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