Voluntary National Reviews Reports – What do they (not) tell us?

CDP Background Paper No. 49

By CDP Subgroup on voluntary national reviews

Voluntary national reviews (VNRs) are an important innovation as a United Nations process for follow up to the adoption of development agendas. The paper analyses how countries addressed two key cross-cutting issues of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the VNRs submitted in 2018: leaving no one behind; and pursuing global partnership as means of implementation as well as how they addressed Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education. While the VNRs contain already many interesting examples as basis for mutual learning and sharing of, the paper also identifies a need for more attention to these issues and more explicit discussions on strategies for their implementation.

Infographics:

Infographics on leaving no one behind, quality education, the global partnership and overall importance assigned to individual SDGs

More information:

For consolidated information on the CDP work on “Voluntary National Reviews” go to:
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/2018/voluntary-national-reviews/

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