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Getting ready for the UN Regional Forum on Sustainable Development – How civil society can best engage

28th January 2019 @ 28th January 2019 - 28th January 2019 UTC+0

On 21 and 22 March 2019, governments from across the European Region will gather at the next UN Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) in Geneva to discuss progress made towards achieving the SDGs. The RFSD is the region’s preparation to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) held every year in New York in July. The Regional Forum will be aligned with the theme of the 2019 HLPF “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. This year, SDGs under review are SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and institutions).

How can civil society engage best at the Regional Forum, advocate for the ambitious implementation of the SDGs and make its diverse voices heard?

Our webinar will introduce you to the Forum and discuss the different channels available to civil society in order to step up our impact.


  • Welcome and introduction to the Regional Forum:

Patrizia Heidegger, Director Global Policies and Sustainability, European Environmental Bureau + SDG Watch Europe

  • Channels for civil society to engage at the Regional Forum and experiences of the last years

Hanna Gunnarsson, Gender Expert & Communications at WECF International

  • Question & answers
  • Exchange on how we can join forces and who is planning activities


Information about the RFSD

Here you can find the information on how to register and the agenda of the Regional Forum on sustainable Development.

Case studies: Governments and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide case studies from their

experience in SDG implementation. The case studies will be compiled in a document and shared with

participants in advance of the Forum. Selected case studies will be presented during the peer learning

segment at the Regional Forum. To contribute a case study, kindly fill in this form (submission deadline:

31 January 2019).

Side events: Governments and other stakeholders are kindly asked to submit their side event requests via

this form (submission deadline: 31 January 2019).

Booths at SDG fair: At the entrance area of the venue, a fair with booths will showcase the SDG-related

activities of different stakeholders. If you wish to request a booth, please submit this form (submission

deadline: 31 January 2019).


Please joint via:

Webinar on Regional Forum on Sustainable Development -DEAR 
Mon, Jan 28, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CET

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129

Access Code: 512-884-093 

More phone numbers 
Australia: +61 2 9087 3604
Austria: +43 7 2081 5427
Belgium: +32 28 93 7018
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82
Finland: +358 942 72 1060
France: +33 170 950 594
Germany: +49 692 5736 7317
Ireland: +353 16 572 651
Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01
Netherlands: +31 207 941 377
New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302
Norway: +47 21 93 37 51
Spain: +34 932 75 2004
Sweden: +46 853 527 827
Switzerland: +41 225 4599 78
United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0088

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