UNOSSC Virtual Inter-regional Dialogue and Stocktaking for Advancing SSTC in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS, 06-08 April 2021

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COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Public Policy Leadership and Institutional Arrangements – 2021 Inter-regional dialogue and stocktaking for advancing South-South and triangular cooperation in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS

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  • When: 06 to 08 April 3:00PM (Istanbul time) 8:00AM (New York time)
  • Registration: to register for this event, please click here.

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, Istanbul is organizing an inter-regional policy dialogue and stocktaking on public policy leadership and institutional arrangements for advancing South-South and triangular cooperation in the Arab States, Europe and the CIS, within the overall context of COVID-19 response and recovery, Decade of Action, UN Development System Reform, and post-BAPA + 40 Conference.

Expected participants are the Directors-General for Development Cooperation and National focal points for SSTC from Arab States, Europe and the CIS; Senior policy makers and public policy experts/practitioners; Senior UN Directors/managers at the regional level, Resident Coordinators, technical staff of UN agencies, IFIs and other stakeholders etc.

Objectives

  • Identify key public policy challenges in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery, current and emerging demands for support.
  • Deliberate on opportunities for strengthened inter and intra-regional collaboration, through evidence-based examples and partnership modalities, and recommend actions to overcome challenges and bottlenecks.
  • Discuss the role of national architecture for South-South, triangular and east-east cooperation, key ingredients for making those institutions more effective and efficient.
  • Discuss how the UN system entities can, in a more systematic and coherent manner, support South-South, triangular and east-east efforts of partner countries both at the regional and country level, thus enhancing the impact of UN operational activities for development.
  • Serve as a platform for sharing of experience, networking, finding synergies, complementarity and optimization of capacities and resources towards collective action in the Arabs States, Europe and the CIS.

Agenda (click here to download it)