Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

« All Events

Webinar on VNR:Integrating the perspective of communities discriminated on work and descent in the voluntary national reviews

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

For the last few years, the Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Decent as part of the UN Major Groups and Other Stakeholders, has been engaging in the National Voluntary Reviews (VNRs), presenting the viewpoint of our communities across the world (i.e., Roma, Haratins, Buraku, Dalits, Quilombola, etc.). This year we would like to support those civil society representatives and other stakeholders interested in getting involved into their national VNRs, by providing you the in-house knowledge and resources (i.e., training) on how to best engage in such advocacy activities from the perspective of communities discriminated on work and descent!

More about the VNRs

As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member States to conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels. The Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Following states have expressed interest to carry out voluntary national reviews (VNRs) of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the 2024 HLPF: Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belize, Brazil, Chad, Colombia, Congo (Republic of the), Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Palau, Peru, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

MGoS responses during the VNR 

The Major Groups and Other Stakeholders provide the space for stakeholder engagement around the High Level Political Forum (HLPF). Stakeholders can also engage by: providing inputs to and reviewing drafts of VNRs of their respective countries; representing their constituents as part of government delegations; and participating in the presentation of the VNR to the HLPF. The MGoS launched a call for expression of interest from stakeholders from VNR countries in the preparation of statements for the upcoming HLPF.

The webinar Integrating the perspective of communities discriminated on work and descent in the voluntary national reviews

Across the globe, communities discriminated on work and descent (CDWD) have been left from national sustainable development strategies and action plans. Ensuring “No one is left behind” in the developmental planning and implementation of the SDGs is one of the key priorities of the Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Decent. In this webinar we will touch upon the following:

  • How can we integrate a CDWD perspective in the VNR process and statement?
  • How can we prepare for the VNR/HLPF? 
    • Approaching the government under review and engage in formal consultations
    • Encourage governments to include independent contributions in its VNR report and find ways to review the draft VNR report
    • National advocacy campaigns
    • In person meetings with VNR countries 
    • Factsheets 
    • Thematic reports and shadow reports 
  • What after the VNR? Follow-up and continuous engagement 
    • Meet with other non-governmental stakeholders to reflect on the VNR process and discuss next steps to influence implementation and follow-up and review
    • Urge governments to address the main findings of the VNR and to follow through on any commitments it made during the VNR process

The webinar will take place online.

Please register here :https://theinclusivityproject-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsc-qgrzgiG9L-Rk14VMyiyErIjtfG6WTv 

Interpretation will be in  French, Spanish and Portuguese will be provided.

Read more about the 2024 VNRs here: MGoS, DESA Flag Opportunities for Stakeholder Participation in 2024 HLPF | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD 


April 17
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST


Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent


Online: Zoom