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Latin America and the Caribbean VNR Countries

Aula 2 - Sector ILPES

Sesión |
Mar, 17/04/2018 - 09:00 to 18:30
Organizado por DESA y CEPAL

Programme

9:00 - 9:15      Welcome and opening

  • Mr. Raúl García-Buchaca, Deputy Executive Secretary for Management and Programme Analysis, ECLAC
  • Ms. Irena Zubcevic, Chief, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA

9:15 – 9:40     Aims and objectives of the meeting
                        
Chair: TBC

  • Expectations for the meeting
  • Tour de table of participants

9:40-10:00     Overview presentation on VNRs and 2018 HLPF

  • Ms. Irena Zubcevic, Chief, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA

Q&A

10:00 – 10:15     Break

10:15 – 11:45     Main messages emerging from the preparation of the VNRs
                           Chair: TBC

  • Presentation on the regional perspective followed by discussion​
    Ms. Maria Ortiz, Programme Officer, UN ECLAC
  • Participants highlight key area(s) of progress and main challenge(s) encountered, issues for discussion:
    - Sharing of successes, challenges, gaps, lessons learned
    - Institutions and stakeholders involved in the preparations
    - Regional commonalities and regional peer learning
    - Preparing a VNR for the second time: lessons learned and good practices

Q&A

11:45 – 13:00     Preparation of the VNR report
                           Chair: TBC

  • Outline and content of the VNR reports:
    - Secretary-General’s voluntary guidelines for VNRs
    - Handbook for preparations of VNRs
    - Main messages and reflecting national priorities
    - Stakeholder consultations and outreach

13:00 – 14:30     Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00    Selected topics

14:30 – 15:15     Topic 1: Leaving no one behind
                           Chair: TBC

15:15 – 16:00     Topic 2: [Topic TBC – based on questionnaire]
                            Chair: TBC

16:00 – 16:15     Break

16:15 – 17:00     Format and organization of reviews at HLPF
                            
Chair: TBC

  • Experience and lessons learned from 2016 and 2017 VNRs
  • Timeline for main messages and full reports
  • What type of presentations can be envisaged
  • What kind of interaction format can be useful

17:00 - 17:30     Next steps and follow-up to the workshop
                           Chair: TBC

  • Expectations from volunteering countries after VNR presentation at HLPF
  • Support needed and way forward

17:30-17:45      Closing session

  • Ms. Irena Zubcevic, Chief, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA
  • Ms. Maria Ortiz, Programme Officer, UN ECLAC