7th Workshop on Voluntary National Reviews - ESCWA
18-19 October 2022

7th Workshop on Voluntary National Reviews

  • Beirut, Lebanon
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Since 2019, ESCWA, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the League of Arab States have been organizing a series of regional workshops on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). The workshops provide a platform for knowledge exchange and peer learning on VNRs in the Arab region.

This 7th Workshop takes stock of the experiences of Arab countries that presented VNRs in 2022 and informs the preparations of countries planning to undertake VNRs in 2023. Private sector engagement in the 2030 Agenda is the thematic focus of this edition that highlights the important role of this sector as a development partner involved in the implementation, follow-up and review process.

More details are available in the information note.

Participation in this workshop is by invitation only.

Relevant material

General Assembly resolution A/70/1 – Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

General Assembly resolution A/70/684 – Critical milestones towards coherent, efficient, and inclusive follow-up and review at the global level

Handbook for the Preparation of Voluntary National Reviews, 2022 edition


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