Regional Coordination Mechanism, 23rd Meeting - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
20-21 November 2017
Regional Coordination Mechanism

Regional Coordination Mechanism, 23rd Meeting

  • Beirut, Lebanon

The 23rd meeting of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) held at the UN-House in Beirut on 20-21 November 2017 came two years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, at a time when Arab countries were and still are facing complex and pressing challenges making it imperative to accelerate the pace of SDG implementation.

In June, 2017, the UN Secretary-General issued a report entitled: “Repositioning the UN development System to Deliver on the 2030 Agenda-Ensuring a Better Future for All”. The report reinforces the crucial need for closer collaboration, deeper integration and enhanced policy and programme coherence.  Responding to the SG’s call, and to the Statement of Collaboration between the Regional Commissions and the UNDG, the 23rd RCM was held back-to-back with the Regional UNDG meeting at the UN-House in Beirut, Lebanon. 

The 23rd meeting of the RCM focused on identifying entry points for an integrated, cross-sectoral approach to policy making in the context of the 2030 Agenda, and reviewed ways of engagement with the SG’s Reform Agenda. 

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Agenda                 Concept Note              Logistics Note               22nd RCM Action Points 

Final Report - 23rd RCM   

Opening Remarks: Executive Secretary, ESCWA   LAS Secretary-General (arabic)

Session II: RCM WG Updates
Progress Report:       International Migration WG
Terms of Reference:  WG on Water
Workplan:                  WG on Food Security and Nutrition 

Session III: Integration and the SDGs 

Session IV: SG's Reform Agenda

DSG Statement
Presentation: Implications of the QCPR

Session VI: 2030 Agenda WG
Progress Reports: 2030 Agenda WG  AFSD TF  ASDR TF Country Support TF 
Workplan:             SDG Data TF 
Presentation: 2030 Agenda Joint Working Group
Presentation: AFSD TF
Presentation: ASDR TF

Media Coverage of the meeting can be found here

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