The HLPF is a moment to demonstrate commitment to a multilateral response, international cooperation, and solidarity. It is an opportunity to celebrate SDG actions and initiatives that regional governments are undertaking in line with the decade of action. Regions4’s event will discuss and show examples of how regional governments are building back better, greener, and fairer, getting back on track toward the 2030 Agenda, and putting a spotlight on the need to strengthen multilevel governance. Our commitment to achieving the SDGs has not changed, but the urgency to act has.
Objectives and format
The event intends to draw upon and convey lessons learned to improve region-to-region peer knowledge-sharing and cooperation. It will stress the role of the regional governments within the United Nations as key actors in the implementation of 2030 Agenda, emphasizing the need for multilevel cooperation in the decision-making process.
Regional authorities will reflect on how subnational governments are responding to the COVID19 crisis, how they are planning for a sustainable recovery, how the role of regional governments will be critical in this process, and how the Sustainable Development Goals can support a balanced recovery.
The event will be virtual in an interview format, in which speakers reply dynamically to questions from the moderator. All speakers will reflect on the following questions:
In addition, each speaker will address a different topic, providing examples of their governments’ measures and efforts on: wellbeing of vulnerable populations, in particular access to food, economic shock and shifting priorities, social sustainability and capacity strengthening as an empowerment of change, climate emergency and SDGs as a roadmap to recovery strategies.
Register here by July 8.
Pre-registered attendees will have access to the online platform. A recording will be available in Regions4 social media channels.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish, and French.