The SDG implementation monitoring system
The 2030 Agenda is a political commitment that does not generate legally binding obligations, so the system created by the countries for its review and follow-up has a fundamental relevance as a tool to boost its effective compliance. The National Voluntary Reviews (VNRs), which countries present each year at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), constitute the cornerstone of that scheme.
This analysis of Cepei seeks to contribute to the debate of good practices in the preparation of second and third Voluntary National Reviews, which the countries present each year at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
Not all second and third VNRs that are presented by countries to the HLPF can be considered second generation VNRs. The second generation reports work from a dynamic perspective, presenting the continuity and evolution of the progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the national level, taking the first VNR presented by the country as a reference.
The HLPF was established by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development as the most relevant space for countries to submit to the international community the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), which result from their processes of reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Since 2016, the Forum takes place every year, in the city of New York. Check out how its evolution has been.
Comparative analysis of the VNRs presented by the countries of the Latin American and Caribbean region between 2016 and 2019. The elements compared are: Incorporation of the SDGs at the national level; Incorporation of the central elements of the 2030 Agenda; Consideration of other global agendas and the coherence of development policies; Means of implementation (MoI); Data for development, and alignment of the VNRs with the Voluntary Guidelines of the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Representatives from Mexico, Peru, Honduras, Argentina, Spain and the United States were part of the International Symposium. From La Plata, Argentina, the Governance Coordinator of Cepei participated as a speaker in the meeting.
CSOs and the 2030 Agenda: united by acting now!
As part of the VNR follow-up work, carried out by Cepei every year, we prepared this analysis that seeks to compare eight elements of the LAC Voluntary National Reviews presented at the HLPF from 2016 to 2019.
This work of Cepei presents 9 recommendations to guide the preparation of second and third VNRs towards second generation reviews.
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