As a representative of the Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development (EASD), on 28th of January 2019 (3:00 – 4:00 PM) Honorable member Danko Aleksic participated in the webinar entitled “Civil Society Participation at the Regional Forum of Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region”. Invitation for the webinar was distributed through the EEB network.
The first agenda item was introduction of the RFSD and the UNECE. This year, the RFSD, which is the regional conference in preparation of the High-Level Political Forum, will take place in Geneva 21-22 March. CSOs are among envisaged categories of Forum’s participants. The Forum will be aligned with the theme of the High-Level Political Forum i.e. “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” whereas SDGs under review this year are: SDG 4, SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 13 and SDG16.
Among other, agenda item was introduction to the UNECE Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (RCEM) – 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.