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VNR lessons for the Decade of Action and to Build Forward Better: Identifying Best Practices and Progressing Effective SDGs Implementation

This United Nations 2021 High-level Political Forum side event focuses on the growing body of work related to Voluntary National Review (VNR) analysis and identification of best practices carried out by various stakeholders, including civil society, UN agencies, governments, and other actors.

July 14, 2021 7:30 am - 9:00 am EDT

(Open to public)

The side event will explore how the outputs of these different research processes could be more widely disseminated and used as the basis for building stakeholder capacities and promoting better quality VNRs.

It will produce a range of recommendations for the Member States and other stakeholders on how the quality of VNRs submitted to the HLPF can continue to be improved each year through the development of a more structured and integrated multi-stakeholder system of VNR-related research, reflection, exchange, and capacity building.

7:30 - 8:15 AM: First Panel | Promoting good practices around VNR reporting

Deirdre de Burca, Advocacy Coordinator at Forus (Moderator)
Ana de Oliveira, Research and Knowledge Management Officer at Cooperation Canada
Joern Geisselmann, Adviser at Partners for Review (Agenda 2030), German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH
Arelys Bellorini, Senior United Nations Representative at World Vision International)

Q & A (15 minutes)

8:15 - 9:00 AM: Second Panel | Practical country examples: Governments linked with good practice on VNRs highlight their strengths and identify some of the gaps on the VNR processes

Andrew Griffiths, Head of Advocacy at Sightsavers (Moderator)
Martin Bille Hermann, Danish Ambassador to the United Nations
Speaker from the Government of Guatemala
Riccardo Messiano, Sustainable Development Officer at UN ESCAP

Q & A (15 minutes)

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