Webinar: Make Your Voice Heard in the Voluntary National Reviews of Sustainable Development Implementation

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Tuesday 25 February 2020

At the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York this July, 50 countries will deliver Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation.[1] The VNR process is country-driven and intended to be inclusive of civil society with wide-ranging consultation of stakeholders. In recent years, civil society organizations and coalitions have also begun creating parallel reports, sometimes referred to as spotlight reports or Voluntary People’s Review, to highlight the contribution of communities and civil society in achieving the SDGs, as well as supplementing official VNR reporting with additional data and analysis.

Is your country participating in the VNR process this year? Join this webinar to understand:

  • How does the VNR process work?
  • What types of data and reporting content go into a VNR report?
  • How can civil society get involved? What is required for parallel reporting?
  • How are parallel reports utilized at the HLPF and elsewhere?

The webinar will feature two activists who produced VNR parallel reports in 2019, and participants are encouraged to bring questions and ideas regarding how to get involved.


Arvi Bastian (ze/zim/zirs), Indonesian LGBTI advocate

Javid Nabiyev (o), Nafas LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance

Stephen Leonelli (he/him), MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health & Rights

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[1] The countries include:  Argentina*, Armenia*, Austria, Bangladesh*, Barbados, Belize*, Benin**, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Costa Rica*, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador*, Estonia*, Finland*, Gambia, Georgia*, Honduras*, India*, Kenya*, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Micronesia, Morocco*, Mozambique, Nepal*, Niger*, Nigeria*, North Macedonia, Panama*, Papua New Guinea, Peru*, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa*, Seychelles, Slovenia*, Solomon Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda*, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe*. (*/** indicates this is the second/third time the country is submitting a VNR report.)

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