Follow-up and Review

Key Findings Report: Online Youth Survey Ahead of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2020

The purpose of this survey was to collect the voices of young people across Asia and the Pacific region and understand their perspective on ways to ensure meaningful and inclusive young people engagement in the APFSD processes including the SDGs’ follow up and review. This report synthesizes responses from the survey and also provides suggestions and recommendations to the APFSD 2020 theme of "Accelerating Action and Delivery of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific”.

Webinar for the preparation of 2020 Voluntary National Reviews

14 countries from the Asia and the Pacific will be presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2020 for the first or second time: Armenia*, Bangladesh*, Brunei Darussalam, D.P.R. Korea, Georgia*, India*, Kyrgyzstan, Federated States of Micronesia, Nepal*, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation, Samoa*, Solomon Islands, Uzbekistan.

Voluntary National Reviews Synthesis Report 2019

This report synthesizes some of the main issues addressed in the fourth round of VNRs that took place during the 2019 HLPF under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), from 9 to 18 July 2019. 47 countries presented their VNRs: seven countries conducting their second VNR presented on 15 July1 and 40 countries presenting a VNR for the first time presented during the ministerial segment of the HLPF, from 16 to 18 July.2

Voluntary National Reviews submitted to the 2019 High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development: A Comparative Analysis

The comparative analysis of Voluntary National Re- views (VNRs) identifies similarities and differences in the reviews the UN Member States submitted to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2019. The analysis shows that the countries expressed a strong commitment to implement the 2030 Agenda. However, steps taken to achieve sustainable development vary significantly in approach and degree.

Handbook for the Preparation of Voluntary National Reviews 2020

This is a handbook for country preparation and presentation of voluntary national reviews (VNRs). It should be read in conjunction with the updated Secretary-General’s proposal for voluntary common reporting guidelines for voluntary national reviews at the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF). The updated Secretary-General’s voluntary common guidelines are attached in the handbook as annex 2.

Youth Solutions Report 2019


After two successful editions of the Youth Solutions Report, published in January
2017 and June 2018, respectively, this year’s publication continues to expand its
scope and objectives. Not only do we celebrate the efforts of young innovators
towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, we also seek to provide all public and private
stakeholders with actionable insights on the value and opportunity of investing in
youth-led innovation as a key enabler of sustainable development.