Voluntary National Review: Afghanistan

Following decades of conflict, Afghanistan adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2004, nearly five years after they were launched, in looking to deliver the rights to dignity, freedom, equality, a basic standard of living, and freedom from hunger and violence to all its people. Afghanistan achieved modest levels of success in the MDGs, but its leaders believe that experience put it on a positive course for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) presented its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the UN’s 2017 High-level Political Forum (HLPF). The report highlights the country’s nationalization process for the SDGs, including discussion of the targets and indicators, as well as the specific circumstances and context to Afghanistan’s SDG efforts.