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Progressing national SDGs implementation: An independent assessment of the voluntary national review reports submitted to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017

Shannon Kindornay;
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English, Spanish, French,Portuguese
2030 Agenda, 2018 HLPF

Abstract

"In July 2018, governments will convene for the Sixth Meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development to examine their progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum is mandated to carry out regular, inclusive, State-led and thematic reviews of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, with inputs from other intergovernmental bodies, regional processes, major groups and other stakeholders. Countries present these voluntary national reviews (VNRs) on an annual basis at the HLPF. As outlined in the 2030 Agenda, this follow-up and review process is meant to promote accountability to citizens, support effective international cooperation and foster exchange of best practice and mutual learning. This review documents and analyses the 42 English, French and Spanish VNR reports submitted in 2017 to the HLPF, as well as a sample of civil society reports also produced in 2017 for the HLPF2. The review of VNR reports includes recommendations for improving the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the VNR process and reports, and strengthening the accountability mechanisms around the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The review identifies best practices in implementation of the 2030 Agenda with a view to providing recommendations on how governments, civil society organisations (CSOs) and other stakeholders can improve their efforts. "

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