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Second Voluntary National Review presented by NITI Aayog at UN

Second Voluntary National Review presented by NITI Aayog at UN

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has presented the second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations on Sustainable Development, 2020.

Key Points:

  • The forum is the leading platform for the review and follow up of the progress achieved on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The VNR was presented by the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, Dr Rajiv Kumar. The title of the India VNR 2020 report is ‘Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local’.
  • 47 Member States of the UN will present their VNRs from 10 to 16 July 2020.
  • The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) meets annually for eight days in July under the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
  • The reviews are given by the countries on a voluntary basis with the objective of sharing experiences, challenges, lessons learned and success achieved by each country.
  • The first VNR was presented by NITI Aayog in 2017. The other second time presenters of the VNR include Morocco, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Nepal, Niger, Georgia, and Uganda.
  • The report also deliberates the policy and facilitating environment, and the approach of India to localise SDGs, and strengthen the means of implementation.

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