Voluntary National Reports on the 2030 Agenda: What can we learn for a post-pandemic world?
Monday, 12 July 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Committee for Development Policy- UN Secretariat, co-sponsored with NGO: Social Watch

Since 2017, the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has conducted an annual analysis of voluntary national reviews (VNRs) with the objective of reflecting on what the reports as a group tell us and don’t tell us about the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and thus contributing to continuously improve these reports as instruments to advance the agenda.

One of the first questions the CDP sought to answer was how countries were reflecting the pledge to “leave no one behind” made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Committee has since incorporated new topics into its annual review of the VNRs. This year’s analysis has added inequality, gender, productive capacity, sustainable consumption and production, and pandemic preparedness. This side event will discuss the findings of the analysis of the reports presented in 2020. It will highlight, among other issues, the disconnect between the ambition of the agenda and the attention given to the transformative policies in such areas as productive capacities, pandemic preparedness, inequalities and sustainable consumption and production.

Draft Program and speakers:
  • Introduction and overview, pandemic preparedness: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Vice Chair of CDP
  • Productive capacity and structural transformation: Kori Udovicki (CDP member)
  • Inequality: Rolf Van der Hoeven (CDP member)
  • Gender: Natalya Volchkova (CDP member)
  • Sustainable consumption and production: Leticia Moreno (CDP member)

    Discussant:
  • Roberto Bissio, Social Watch

    Moderator:
  • Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum

    Event flyer and further information about the side-event can be found here

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