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Workshop on Voluntary National Reviews
2-3 March 2017
Incheon, Republic of Korea

Introduction

Workshop on Voluntary National Reviews co-organized by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development and the Division for Sustainable Development of UN DESA in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 2-3 March 2017.

The VNRs are part of the follow-up and review mechanism of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They seek to provide an opportunity for countries at the HLPF to report on progress and actions, and on challenges, gaps and lessons learned related to the implementation of 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.

Forty countries have volunteered to take part in voluntary national reviews (VNRs) at the 2017 session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The objective of this workshop was to strengthen the 2017 VNRs at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in particular by enhancing the capacity of developing countries that have volunteered through an exchange of experience and lessons learnt.

The HLPF 2017 will consider the theme ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.’ It will include in-depth reviews of seven SDGs, namely: SDG 1 (No poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 5 (Gender equality), SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 14 (Life below water), and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

See further details of 2017 VNRs here.

The 2016 Voluntary National Reviews Synthesis Report is available here for your reference.

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