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Developing a child-sensitive and child-inclusive SDG Voluntary National Review
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtually (held New York time)


The United Nations Secretary-General has stressed that by placing “children at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, and at the centre of all that we do, we can realize its ambitious vision, while leaving no child behind." Governments across all regions are using the SDG targets related to children to spur accelerated action towards ending poverty, ensuring healthy lives, increasing access to quality education, achieving gender equality, promoting child participation, and eliminating all forms of violence. This VNR Lab aims to encourage Governments to use VNRs to share their experience in using the SDG targets related to children for national development planning and accelerating progress by highlighting positive examples from Member States. The Lab will highlight how inclusive and participatory VNR processes can help ensure children’s wellbeing is at the centre of national development planning. The Lab will also draw attention to the need to maintain national budgets for the health, education and protection of children from violence, even in the face of the global economic crisis created by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers: UNICEF/ UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (SRSG)

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