First Regional Collaborative Platform meeting - ESCWA
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6 Apr 2021

First Regional Collaborative Platform meeting

Screenshot showing participants in the virtual meeting

On 26 March, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed chaired the first annual meeting of the Regional Collaborative Platform (RCP) for Arab States, a new mechanism bringing together UN entities at the regional level to support sustainable development.
 
The Arab region, similarly to other parts of the world, continues to suffer, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, from protracted humanitarian crises caused by conflict, resource scarcity and natural disasters. Under such unprecedented circumstances, the UN has been making progress on its bold reforms to boost support to countries, making the most of its assets at all levels.
 
Representatives of 30 UN regional entities at the virtual meeting welcomed the new RCP as a crucial mechanism to support countries in the region to achieve the SDGs. Through it, eight inter-agency issue-based coalitions were created, focusing on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus; migration; the environment; the economy; social services; urbanization; gender justice and equality; and youth empowerment.

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