Has my country already submitted a Voluntary National Review?

Member states have committed to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

To monitor the progress of their implementation all member states are encouraged to submit regular Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). VNRs  are usually prepared in the year ahead of the annual High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July.

You can see if your country has submitted a VNR by consulting the Voluntary National Reviews Database. The database includes the VNRs, as wells as the names of the official government focal points and additional reports. 

If your country has not submitted a VNR yet, you can start an advocacy strategy for the government to undertake one. Also, try and make sure to be part of the VNR process in your country and to provide your input to it as it offers a space for engagement on key peace and prevention issues. 

GPPAC has developed an advocacy toolkit that can guide you in developing your own strategy - please get in touch with us if you’d like to use it. You can also find suggestions here on how to contribute to VRN processes at a national level. 

GPPAC for example worked with its members in Ghana and Cameroon in 2019 to produce national SDG 16+ progress reviews to influence governmental development reviews and to open space for dialogue among governments and civil society in Ghana and Cameroon.

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