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Strengthening co-operation with the United Nations in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Recommendation 2150 (2019)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 9 April 2019 (12th Sitting) (see Doc. 14848, report of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, rapporteur: Mr Adão Silva; Doc. 14861, opinion of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, rapporteur: Ms Petra Bayr). Text adopted by the Assembly on 9 April 2019 (12th Sitting).
1 The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 2271 (2019) on strengthening co-operation with the United Nations in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
2 It recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
2.1 consult at an early stage the Parliamentary Assembly on the preparation of the biannual debate in the General Assembly of the United Nations and of the draft resolution on co-operation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe, as well as, when applicable, in the process of preparing the Council of Europe’s contribution to the review of progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
2.2 encourage the governments of the Council of Europe member and observer States to include members of the Parliamentary Assembly in their delegations to the General Assembly for the purpose of the biannual debate on co-operation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe, as well as to various events for the review of progress in implementing the SDGs, including the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development;
2.3 consider introducing regular exchanges of views on issues relating to the Council of Europe contribution to the implementation of SDGs, at the level of Ministers’ Deputies with the participation of experts from capitals and United Nations high officials, as well as of the Parliamentary Assembly;
2.4 find a pragmatic solution enabling the Council of Europe to be represented at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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