Throughout the region of Europe and Central Asia, governments and other actors are taking the first steps to implement the 2030 Agenda. The regional UN system is supporting these efforts in various ways. It is providing national, regional and sub-regional platforms and instruments. In countries with UN programmatic presence, it is supporting governments to devise national plans and strategies for SDGs, as well as advising on their localization. It is also actively contributing to monitoring, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda.
Against this background, the regional UN system in Europe and Central Asia is organizing an informal dialogue (the Dialogue) with Member States from the region.
While contributing to further strengthening partnerships with Member States in the region, the Dialogue has the following key objectives:
- Facilitate substantive discussions over integration of MDGs lessons learned in SDGs roll-out and implementation at country level.
- Contribute to better common understanding of key development challenges in the region, thus ensuring that MDGs are not left behind national development processes.
- Have further consultations with the Member States on their key needs with regard to all aspects of SDGs roll-out, implementation, follow-up, review, and data and monitoring.
- Provide global and regional updates on ongoing initiatives and support offers from the UN system.
The Dialogue was held on 11 November, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (UN HQ, Conference Room 11).