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Conference Primer: Sustainable Development Goals in 2021

Last updated: 16 April 2021

The 75th session of the UN General Assembly

President of the 75th Session of the General Assembly: Mr. Volkan Bozkir.

2021 - The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development

The 2021 HLPF

The theme will be "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development".

SDG calendar of events

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

69th Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE):

Promoting Circular Economy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the UNECE Region

Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

10 to 16 March 2021, virtual round table meetings
17 and 18 March 2021, hybrid plenary sessions

How can we advance towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in times of COVID-19 response and recovery? The 2021 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will uncover concrete policy actions to accelerate SDG progress and spur the efforts to build back better. The Regional Forum will offer seven days of SDG action with 12 virtual peer learning round tables taking place from 10-16 March 2021, followed by the Forum’s hybrid plenary sessions on 17-18 March 2021. The 2021 Regional Forum will also give space to a range of discussions in 20+ side events and various pre-meetings.

The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 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 sub-regional trends.

United Nations Environment Management Group (UNEMG)

Geneva 2030 Ecoystem

IUCN World Conservation Congress

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Summaries of UN environment and development negotiations provided by the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Reporting Services Division


IISD Events calendar

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