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. Most VNR reports include a review of progress made on all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are rich in content, providing details on efforts made and approaches used in the VNR process and their SDG implementation. The range of reporting structures and approaches demonstrates that countries have taken ownership of their VNR processes.

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