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
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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