2017 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

Monday, April 24, 2017
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About the Forum:

The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region. Focusing on practical value-added and peer learning, it creates a regional space to share policy solutions, best practices and challenges in SDG implementation and helps identify major regional and subregional trends.

As an intergovernmental mechanism, the Regional Forum is convened by UNECE, in close cooperation with the regional UN system. It is open to the participation of all relevant stakeholders, including international and regional organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector.

The official meetings of the Forum are held back-to-back with the 70th Anniversary session of UNECE (26-27 April 2017).

More information about the Forum, please find here>>>

About civil society engagement:

The Regional Forum was preceded by two meetings on 24 April: a preparatory civil society consultation and a regional preparatory workshop for the countries from the UNECE region conducting Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2017 High-Level Political Forum.

Abigail Ruane, the Director of the WILPF's Women, Peace and Security Programme, made a statement during the civil society consultations on the importance of women's meaningful participation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. 

The program of the consultation is available here>>>

The full statement is available here>>>

WILPF and other members of the Women's Major Group have also contributed to the drafting of the closing intervention on behalf of the civil society organisations at the SDG forum.

The full statement is available here>>> 


Document PDF: 

WILPF Statement at the 2017 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

Program: Regional Civil Society Forum on the implementation and review of SDGs in the UNECE region