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UN Cooperation in the UNECE Region



The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs require joint action and strengthened cooperation among United Nations organizations. In the UNECE region, more than 20 United Nations organizations pool their expertise and join hands to maximize the impact of their work across Europe and Central Asia. Joint analysis, advocacy, policy coordination and country support on a number of cross-cutting issues has become standard practice in the region.

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In focus


UN in Europe and Central Asia sharpens focus on 2030 Agenda

The UN entities in Europe and Central Asia keep forging ahead in better connecting their expertise and capacities to support the 2030 Agenda in the region. The Regional UN System Meeting (Istanbul, 20-21 May) – the joint policy and operational platform bringing together all UN entities in the region – agreed on a number of steps to further enhance collaboration in line with the ongoing reform of the UN Development System. Read more


First Youth Pre-Meeting held ahead of the Regional Forum 2019

For the first time, a pre-meeting for and by young people was held ahead of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region. The pre-meeting was jointly organized by the Issue-based Coalition on Adolescents and Youth, the European Youth Forum and the UN Major Group for Children & Youth and took place on 21 March 2019. The regional youth pre-meeting aimed to channel the input and feedback from young people to the Regional Forum, the official preparatory meeting of the global High-level Political Forum. Read more