On the 2 and 3 October 2018, UN Environment and UNDP jointly organized a Sixth National Reports Regional Technical Support Workshop for Eastern Africa and Middle Eastern countries. An important number of countries were able to join: Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Lebanon, Madagascar, Seychelles, and Yemen. The workshop was held in Beau Vallon, Seychelles, and was the occasion for countries' representatives to meet and exchange with their peers. Working sessions were organized to focus on 6NR technical tools, including the important CBD Online Reporting Tool. Discussions were initiated on the use of spatial data, the involvement of various stakeholders, gender mainstreaming, and the technical steps to prepare and finalize the 6NR.