Voluntary National Reviews: What are countries prioritizing?

A review of ‘main messages’ from volunteer countries presented for the 2017 Session of the UN High Level Political Forum.

For 2017, 44 countries have volunteered to present national reviews on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda, twice the number of countries that volunteered in 2016. In addition to the official reports, VNR countries have also been asked to submit in advance separate documents highlighting the “main messages” of their reports.

Together 2030, in partnership with World Vision, commissioned a review of the Main Messages submitted by 20 June 2017 to provide a preliminary literary review of countries’ VNR reports. The purpose of this review is to provide information to civil society stakeholders for their engagement in the HLPF in July 2017, and to make recommendations for improving VNR reports in 2018 and beyond.

Source: Together 2030