The Voluntary National Review (VNR) has been undertaken as a process for building awareness and understanding of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).It aims to own and domesticateAgenda 2030 and the SDGs;use of the SDGsas a tool for identifying national development priorities and for accelerating change and transformation towards peace and development in the country; engage all stakeholders in the implementation process; developa national framework for integration of the SDGs dimensions and pillars; prepare matrices to facilitate stakeholder’s engagement in the SDGs implementation process; and prepare a national framework for the SDGs indicators. and a national platform for data and information management sharing.
All activities have been undertaken by the Government of the Sudan (GoS) under the auspices ofthe High-Level National Mechanism (HLNM). They have been coordinated by the National Population Council as HLNM secretariat, and have covered important meetings with high level key officials, national consultation workshops, expert’s meetings, minitrial forum, discussions with representatives of parliament and with population groups especially women and youth groups, engagement of professionals and researchers as consultants to prepare policy and technical reports on specific topics and relevant themes, and media briefings and materials for publicity and awareness.
The VNR has been prepared for theGovernment of National Reconciliation. It is supported by the recommendations of the National Dialogue Conference (October 2015 to October 2016), which provide a national framework for transformation and policy reform. The VNR key messages are:
This Forum consists of around 300 CSOs to make the needed awareness raising and advocacy through all parts of the country -Sudan, in direct collaboration with the government responsible body, to train and work on the implementation of the SDGs. The Forum will coordinate with the different concerned stakeholders within the country and abroad. Although, the country is lagging behind in the implementation of the MDGs, the intention is to prioritize the gaps to reach the utmost possible outcomes. Youth, women, marginalized communities will be consulted on all the stages and encouraged to own ...[more]
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