As part of its follow-up and review architecture, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages Member States to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and subnational levels, which are country led and country driven” (paragraph 79). These national reviews are expected to serve as a basis for the regular reviews by the HLPF, meeting under the auspices of ECOSOC.
As stipulated in paragraph 84 of the 2030 Agenda, regular reviews by the HLPF are to be voluntary, state-led, undertaken by both developed and developing countries, and involve multiple stakeholders. The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the SDGs.
42 countries will conduct VNRs at the 2021 HLPF, including 9 first timers, 24 second timers, and 10 third timers.Chair:
Third timers and One second timerPanel: Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Egypt, Qatar