What is the regional portal on the 2030 Agenda and what does it contain?
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, proposed, in the framework of the regional dimension of the reform of the United Nations development system, the establishment of regional knowledge management hubs to enhance the visibility and accessibility of the system’s regional assets, ““by pooling the policy expertise, by or across sectors […], making that expertise more easily accessible to respond to emerging national needs related to the 2030 Agenda”.
In this connection, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the regional office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have developed, in conjunction with the funds, programmes and specialized agencies of the United Nations system in the region and the Development Coordination Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, an online portal which will serve as the Regional Knowledge Platform on the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean..
The objective of this Platform is to be a reference and place where all information related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be found, including activities, information resources, statistics, regional data, specific analytical tools and knowledge products developed and made available by the United Nations in response to the needs of member countries.
The Platform also houses updated information on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and progress made in attaining the SDGs at the regional level, and relevant information on global, regional and national institutional processes, follow-up mechanisms and progress made by the countries themselves in implementing the Agenda at the national level. Member States, United Nations country teams and the general public will have access to the digital portal, ensuring a broad dissemination of the various resources and information tools that will facilitate the planning of the evidence-based actions needed to implement and monitor the 2030 Agenda, in order to respond to the specific regional and subregional or cross-border demands and to coordinate the support of the United Nations development system on the ground.
How is it organized?
The Regional Knowledge Platform has two complementary components:
Operational management and maintenance of the SDG portal is carried out by ECLAC. Please send your comments, queries or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 For global and regional monitoring, official United Nations information from the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) global database will be used. National data will be taken from the national platforms of each country (where they exist).