Dr. Katinka Margit Weinberger, Chief of the Environment and Development Policy Section, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) (Presentation)
The intervention will focus on "Working with UN Regional Commissions", taking the example of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). It will present the role of UN ESCAP and how academia can engage in 1. The regional follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific, 2. Providing technical assistance and capacity building support to its member States for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, and 3. Sharing best practices at the regional level. Lastly, practical examples will be shared, highlighting both success stories and challenges, and lessons learnt on how to engage successfully with academia.