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. 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
 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.)
- Make Your Voice Heard in Your Country’s Voluntary National Review of SDG Implementation, a five-page introduction that explains what the VNRs are and how activists can get involved; it is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.
- Getting on Track in Agenda 2030, an overview of the VNR process and assesses the inclusion of HIV and key populations in 2017 VNR reports, plus case studies from civil society involved in the VNR process.
- Using Voluntary National Reviews to Keep HIV on the Global Health & Development Agenda, an assessment of a variety of HIV and key population related topics in 2018 VNR reports, plus case studies from civil society and government on the VNR process.
- Agenda 2030 for LGBTI Health & Well-Being, an in-depth review of the Targets in Goal 3 (health) and how they apply to LGBTI people.