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:

One space for general information and content on the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean that gathers together information on activities, news, publications and information resources, voluntary national reviews and institutional arrangements, among other things, related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the work of United Nations system, governments and other civil society actors in the region associated with the 17 SDGs. This space contains the following sections:

  • A section on reference data on the 2030 Agenda at the global level.

  • A section that describes the regional institutional architecture responsible for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • An overview of each SDG, with qualitative analysis, indicators and information resources.

  • An area where member States can review their institutional mechanisms and a selection of relevant indicators, activities and information resources related to the 2030 Agenda.

  • A section dedicated to the United Nations system in the region, with information on the actions, activities and information tools for each of the agencies, funds and programs of the UN system.

  • An area for other stakeholders, such as civil society, academia, parliaments and the private sector, to draw attention to their contributions.

  • A section on priority thematic areas and other cross-cutting matters relevant to achieving the 2030 Agenda, including means of implementation.

  • A section on information tools, containing publications, news, infographics, videos, training courses, awareness-raising campaigns, etc.

A space dedicated to statistical follow-up and monitoring of the progress made with regard to the SDG indicators, which will contain information on institutional aspects of national statistical systems, indicator frameworks, databases, statistical profiles and links to third party entities related to the 2030 Agenda at the global, regional and national levels. This space houses the following sections:

  • A section on statistical monitoring at the global, regional and national levels.  [1].

  • A section with data and indicators, making particular reference to the regional databank for monitoring the SDGs, regional statistical profiles of the SDGs by target, national indicators, and links to national statistical portals, relevant databases, etc.

  • A section on methodologies and information resources organized by SDG.

  • An area for following up the statistics-related cooperation activities and technical assistance offered by the United Nations in Latin America and the Caribbean in connection with the monitoring of and reporting on the SDGs.

Contact details

Operational management and maintenance of the SDG portal is carried out by ECLAC. Please send your comments, queries or suggestions to sdg.gateway@cepal.org.

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[1] 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).