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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Joint Working Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 WG) is the successor of the inter-agency MDG Thematic WG and the transitional post-2015 Thematic WG. In 2017, based on recommendations from Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) and Regional UN Development Group (R-UNDG) members, it was agreed to consolidate thematic inter-agency work under focused Taskforces (TFs) that would report to the 2030 WG co-chaired by ESCWA and the R-UNDG.

The four TFs are the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development Taskforce, the Arab Sustainable Development Report Taskforce, the Country Support Taskforce , and the SDG Data Taskforce
The overall objective of the 2030 WG is to support coordination efforts of regional UN actors and the League of Arab States in their efforts to adapt, implement, monitor and report on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  It will seek to harness the collective strength of all the agencies to undertake joint research, consensus building, capacity building, advocacy and knowledge exchange, follow up and review and monitoring of progress on the new global agenda.  It will promote an integrated approach in all its activities, in line with the spirit of the 2030 Agenda.
Each of the four taskforces is expected to develop its own workplan and report bi-annually to the 2030 WG.  Membership in the 2030 WG will be at the level of the Regional Directors of UN Agencies represented by focal points to facilitate working-level communication and coordination.