Sustainable Development Workshop in Ethiopia

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development workshop

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), is organising a capacity development workshop for Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) from the Africa region. The workshop will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 17 May on the eve of the 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development ( in preparation for the 2017 HLPF.

The meeting will bring together representatives of African MGoS at the UN Conference Centre.  The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the capacity of these groups and stakeholders to effectively engage in the implementation and follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063 goals. In this regard, the workshop will facilitate the articulation of MGoS perspectives on the implementation and follow-up of the SDGs and Agenda 2063 Goals. The outcome of the workshop will feed into the deliberations of the 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development that will be held on 18 and 19 May 2017 in the same venue. Moreover, the workshop will enable structured and coordinated participation of MGoS in the regional Forum.