#Event: e-Discussion on Agenda 2

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The Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) is a new function of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) mandated at the 2005 World Summit2. Its purpose is to assess the progress made towards the MDGs and the implementation of the other goals and targets agreed at the major UN conferences and summits over the past 15 years, which constitute the United Nations Development Agenda (UNDA). The AMR e-discussion is a mechanism to engage experts, practitioners and policy-makers from various regions and stakeholder groups in a global dialogue on specific aspects of the AMR theme.

The upcoming e-discussion is an event usually organized and coordinated by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). It is expected to provide suggestions and recommendations on how to best address implementation challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a special focus on the national level. It will also focus on the theme of the 2016 session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on ‘Implementing the 2030 Agenda: moving from commitments to results,’ and will consider the scope and implications of the 2030 Agenda, national implementation and follow-up and review.

The e-discussion is open to stakeholder groups, experts, practitioners and policy-makers. Contributions made by participants will be included in a summary of the e-discussion posted on the ECOSOC website, and will be channelled through the report of the UN Secretary-General on the ECOSOC theme in support of deliberations during the Council’s high-level segment in July.

Dates: 29 February – 25 March 2016
Location: virtual

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