Register now: Civil society forum ahead of UNECE’s Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Halfway there, but nowhere near.

The Regional Civil society Engagement Mechanism for the UNECE Region (ECE-RCEM) warmly welcomes all of civil society to the yearly Civil Society Forum, ahead of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (#RFSD2023) on 28 March 2023, online and UN Palais des Nations in Geneva.

  • What is an equitable and fair approach to tackling our multiple crises?
  • How do civil society build better solidarity with UN agencies and other stakeholders?
  • How well have the SDGs under review been implemented in our region?
  • How are Member States in our region involving civil society in the VNR process?
  • Halfway through the 2030 Agenda – where are we heading and where do we need to go? And how do we get there?

Why should I register?

The recommendations and outcomes from the Forum will shape civil society’s joint policy demands for the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, 29-30 March 2023. So this is a unique opportunity for you to inform decision-makers, UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders about the change you wish to see in terms of sustainable development. Whether you plan to join online or in-person in Geneva, you need to register to access the Forum. Deadline to register: 23 March 2023.

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The ECE Regional Civil society Engagement Mechanism (ECE-RCEM) is a civil society platform aimed to enable stronger cross-constituency coordination and ensure that voices of all these constituencies in each sub-region of UNECE are heard in intergovernmental processes at regional and global level. The platform is initiated, owned and driven by the CSOs. It has been set up under the auspices of UNECE and seeks to engage with UN agencies and Member States on the 2030 Agenda as well as other development related issues/processes. Its modality mirrors that of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders mechanism that supports civil society input into the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and High Level Political Forum process. As an open, inclusive, and flexible mechanism, RCEM is designed to reach the broadest number of CSOs in the region.