Voluntary national reviews in the Arab region - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

3 Nov 2020

Voluntary national reviews in the Arab region

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Given the importance of voluntary national reviews (VNRs) in monitoring progress made in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ESCWA held a webinar on 27 and 28 October on VNRs in the Arab region, in cooperation with UN DESA and the League of Arab States.
The webinar facilitated the exchange of knowledge among countries. It also provided an opportunity for self-evaluation and learning about best practices in progress follow-up and review, including the guiding principles of preparing VNRs based on a dedicated handbook.
To date, 19 Arab countries prepared and submitted their VNRs to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, including three which have carried out a VNR twice.
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