A civil society report on the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the national level will be launched on 22 February 2023, at 9AM CET, 2PM GMT online, in English, French, and Spanish.
The seventh of its kind, the document aims to provide insights on and assess the 2022 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) participated in by 44 countries, and offer recommendations to inform discussions on SDG delivery, to help guide improved reporting and implementation at the mid-point of the 2030 Agenda.
The report finds that as the world began to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there were some signs of stronger commitments to SDG reporting and implementation; there was also a broader number of civil society parallel reports prepared. The pledge to Leave No One Behind and the aim to connect delivery with the Paris Agreement were featured in a high number of reports. However, there was limited discussion of the challenges for civic freedoms and also a reduction in references to local implementation.
The launch event will feature key findings from the report and hear from experts and government representatives will speak on how they aim to build on the lessons learned to ensure effective follow up and review of the SDGs.
The report was compiled by Action for Sustainable Development, Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), BOND, Cepei, Cooperation Canada, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), Forus, Global Focus, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Save The Children, Sightsavers, and World Vision International.
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