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Call to engage in Voluntary National Reviews

The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2023 will include 41 countries carrying out a Voluntary National Review. Submit your interest to engage in the review process by 28 February.

As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages Member States to conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven.

To this end, Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are comprehensive written reports submitted every year by a set of countries and reviewed at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. In addition, VNRs seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

How to participate

The International Science Council, as coordinator of the UN Scientific and Technological Community Major Group, is pleased to invite individuals who are working on the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular supporting implementation at the national level, to engage in the VNR process at the HLPF.

Should you be interested in participating, please express your interest by completing this online form by 28 February 2023.

Additional information

📄 List of 2023 VNR countries
💾 Search the full database of VNR countries

📅 Should you be interested in learning more about the VNR engagement at the HLPF, please register for the following sessions organized by the Major Groups together with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) – we will hear from UN experts and civil society partners on the VNR process, and about key steps for your engagement:

Thur, 23 February
14:00 UTC

in English

Fri, 24 February
14:00 UTC

in French

Tue, 28 February
14:00 UTC

in Spanish

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