When: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Friday, May 10, 2019, 9:15AM - 5:15PM

Thun, Switzerland

Switzerland, acting as vice-Chair of the 10YFP Board and representative of the WEOG, will host the 3rd Meeting of the WEOG 10YFP National Focal Points on 9-10 May 2019 in Thun. The meeting will gather the WEOG National Focal Points as well as representatives of the One Planet network programmes with the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the One Planet network as a key implementation mechanism for SDG12, present the One Plan for One Planet 2018-2022 strategy and introduce the One Planet network programmes;
  • Introduce the One Planet Multi-Partnership Trust Fund on SDG12 in the context of the UN reform and its implications for the network;
  • Develop a new action plan for the WEOG 10YFP National Focal points, brainstorming in the role they can play in the implementation of the One Plan for One Planet strategy, particularly in the context of the six programmes;
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges to build up national One Planet network communities, including the business sector, and explore best ways to connect those communities to the programmes. 

Identify opportunities to strengthen political leadership for SCP in the context of multilateral fora and initiatives relevant to the WEOG region, and identify potential actions to raise the profile of SDG12 among high-level ODA decision makers within all countries.