The Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) and Regional United Nations Sustainable Development Group (R-UNSDG) meeting is held on 7-8 April 2019 in Beirut, with the R-UNSDG segment taking place on 7 April (all day) and the RCM segment on 8 April (afternoon only). The meeting is followed by the 2019 Arab Forum on Sustainable Development between 9 and 11 April.
Chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohamed, the RCM provides UN Agencies and key partners in the Arab region with a forum to discuss common development priorities, approaches and opportunities for collaboration. This year’s deliberations will include a session on Regional UN Development System Reform, led by Ms. Mohammed, as well as an opportunity to explore the outcomes of recent political, economic and social development Summits of the League of Arab States. The RCM will also prioritize the review of progress of the newly-established inter-agency Working Group on Financing for Development, and the work done by the SDG Data Taskforce on identifying data gaps and advancing coordination in data collection and data sharing.
The R-UNSDG provides leadership support and strategic policy guidance to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) to deliver a more coherent, effective and efficient value proposition to Member States in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The R-UNSDG meeting is an important forum for UN entities to discuss key priorities and opportunities for collaboration in providing strategic guidance, policy advice and technical support to UNCTs. The April 2019 meeting includes a dedicated discussion on UN programming in Palestine, updates on UN Development System reform as well as key UN initiatives for 2019.
Draft Agenda - 25th RCM
24th RCM meeting - Final report
Outcome Document of LAS Summit (Beirut Declaration)
SDG Data WG
- Presentation - Task Force on SDG Data
- Review of Data Availability on SDGs
- Inventory of SDGs Data Flows
Draft Agenda - R-UNSDGDiscussion Paper on Regional Working Groups- RCM and Regional UNSDG for Arab States
Operational Framework for Collaboration between the RCM and R-UNSDG for Arab States
Explanatory Note - The UNDS revamped regional approach
Palestine - UNDAF 2018-2022
Regional Review - ToR - Final Draft
Regional UNSDG | Arab States/Middle East and North Africa 2018 - Summary Report
Migration and the 2030 Agenda (IOM)
Regional Gender Theme Group - 2019 Scope of Work
Findings of the analysis of existing documents on regional shared and cross-border challenges