9 November 2016 - 9.00-10.00 / Palais de L’Europe – Room 11

Sponsored by International IDEA


This event will have a roundtable format to allow an open discussion among the Heads of the Regional Organizations, practitioners, civil society organizations and other participants to the World Forum for Democracy.

The Policy Roundtable will:

(1) Look into the normative frameworks, legal instruments and accountability mechanisms each Regional Organization is considering to move forward in support to the global strategy to implement the 2030 Agenda, considering challenges, opportunities and expectations;

(2) Explore how the Regional Organizations perceive the process of implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and present alternatives of partnerships with CSOs and other key actors to advance the Agenda for Sustainable Development; and

(3) Lead to the formulation of policy recommendations on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, based on the exchange among key stakeholders.


9:00 Opening remarks and Panel Discussion moderated by H.E. Yves Leterme, Secretary-General, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance:


  • Ms. Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe
  • H.E. Maria Leissner, Secretary General, Community of Democracies
  • H.E. Nestor Mendez, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
  • H.E. Andie Fong Toy, Deputy Secretary-General, Pacific Island Forum

9:45 Question and answer session

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