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The Regional Forum is an intergovernmental platform convened by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the United Nations system to review progress, share experiences and lessons learned, and build consensus on recommendations in the form of key messages to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 of the African Union. These messages serve as Africa’s collective regional input to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development convened annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.
The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development recognizes the imperative of major groups and other stakeholders’ involvement in the implementation, follow-up and review of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In this regard the agenda, among others, calls for major groups to be brought together with governments, the private sector, and the United Nations system in the context of a revitalized global partnership to deliver on the ambitious sustainable development goals and targets that are at the core of the Agenda. Moreover, the Agenda stipulates that the high-level political forum will support the participation of major groups and other stakeholders in the follow-up and review and enjoin them to report on their contribution to the implementation of the Agenda. Agenda 2063 which is being implemented concurrently with the 2030 Agenda also requires that African citizenry, civil society organizations and all other identifiable groups be engaged with respect to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of this African Agenda.
The overall objective of the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development is to conduct a regional follow-up and review of progress made, facilitate peer learning and advance transformative solutions and actions to accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 goals. These messages serve as Africa’s collective regional input to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development convened annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.
The sixth session of the Regional Forum is designed to be an action-oriented Forum for member States and other stakeholders to explore, gain insight into, share and agree on sets of concrete and workable solutions actions that will enable the countries to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 within the set time frame.
The Forum will therefore be held under the theme “2020-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.”
The 2020 ARFSD is intended to be an action-oriented Forum for stakeholders to explore, gain insight into, share and agree on sets of concrete and workable actions that will enable the African countries to achieve set targets within the set time. All the 17 SDGs will be under spotlight at the 2020 Forum.
To assist us in preparing for the meeting, kindly register online at https://www.uneca.org/arfsd2020/register-ns as soon as possible to ensure that you will receive an invitation, no invitation will be send after 31 January. We would appreciate receiving a copy of the passport of the participating official via the online registration link provided above.
Please kindly direct all correspondence relating to the Forum to Ms. Laetitia Montero, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Division (TCND), ECA (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; and tel.: +251 1154 43939) with a copy to Mr. Charles Akol, Environmental Affairs Officer, TCND, ECA (email: email@example.com; and tel.: +251 1154 43349).
Fill in the registration details. Select “Major Groups and Parliamentarians” under “Category of Participants”.
Following the Secretariat’s approval, you will be sent an invitation letter that you can use to facilitate your travel arrangement to attend the Forum.
Mr. Oliver Chinganya Director a.i., Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Division (TCND) Economic Commission for Africa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Charles Akol Environmental Affairs Officer, Green Economy, Innovation and Technology Section Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Division (TCND) Economic Commission for Africa Email: email@example.com