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Commitment to the SDGs in the UNECE region

 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs): Where we stand.

54 out of the 56 UNECE member States will have undertaken a Voluntary National Review (VNR) by 2020 which accounts for more than 95% of its membership. At the 2020 HLPF, 13 member States (*5 for the second time) will be presenting their voluntary national reviews. They are: Armenia*, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia*, Finland*, Georgia*, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia, Russian Federation, Slovenia*, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Voluntary National Reviews (2016-2020) by UNECE member States:

Albania

2018(EN)

Latvia

2018(EN)

Andorra

2018(FR)

Liechtenstein

2019(EN)

Armenia*

2018(EN)

Lithuania

2018(EN)

Austria

2020

Luxembourg

2017(FR)

Azerbaijan*

2017(EN), 2019(EN)

Malta

2018(EN)

Belarus

2017(RU)

Monaco

2017(FR)

Belgium

2017(EN)

Montenegro

2016(EN)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2019(EN)

Netherlands

2017(EN)

Bulgaria

2020

Norway

2016(EN)

Canada

2018(EN),(FR)

North Macedonia

2020

Croatia

2019(EN)

Poland

2018(EN)

Cyprus

2017(EN)

Portugal

2017(EN)

Czech Republic

2017(EN)

Republic of Moldova

2020

Estonia*

2016(EN), 2020

Romania

2018(EN)

Denmark

2017(EN)

Russian Federation

2020

Finland*

2016(EN), 2020

Serbia

2019(EN)

France

2016(EN),(FR)

Slovakia

2018(EN)

Georgia*

2016(EN), 2020

Slovenia*

2017(EN), 2020

Germany

2016(EN)

Spain

2018(EN), (ES)

Greece

2018(EN)

Sweden

2017(EN)

Hungary

2018(EN)

Switzerland*

2016(EN),

2018(EN), (FR)

Iceland

2019(EN)

Tajikistan

2017(EN)

Ireland

2018(EN)

Turkey*

2016(EN), 2019(EN)

Israel

2019(EN)

Turkmenistan

2019(EN), (RU)

Italy

2017(EN)

Ukraine

2020

Kazakhstan

2019(EN),(RU)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

2019(EN)

Kyrgyz Republic

2020

Uzbekistan

2020

* Presenting for the second time

     

 

 

 

National SDG Coordinators

 

Name

Title/Entities

Email

Austria

Ana Jakil-Holzer

Head of Unit, Federal Chancellery of Austria, Environment and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

ana.jakil-holzer[at]bka.gv.at


Austria Erika Bernhard

Minister Plenipotentiary / Vice Director, Department of Development Cooperation in the EU and the UN

Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

erika.bernhard[at]bmeia.gv.at

Azerbaijan

Huseyn Huseynov

Secretary of National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Head of Department for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

huseyn.huseynov[at]economy.gov.az

Belarus

Marianna Shchotkina

Deputy Chairman, the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus; National Coordinator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

maksimova[at]sovrep.gov.by

Belarus

Larysa Belskaya

Director General, Department for Multilateral Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

uesur[at]mfa.gov.by

Belarus

Mikalai Dzivakou

Counsellor, the Division of Sustainable Development of the Department for Multilateral Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

uesur[at]mfa.gov.by

Cyprus

Demetrios Theophylactou

Minister Plenipotentiary / Political Affairs Division, Head of the Department of Development Cooperation & Humanitarian Assistance

dtheophylactou[at]mfa.gov.cy

Greece

Nikos Trantas

General Secretariat of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

nikostrantas[at]gslegal.gov.gr

Republic of North Macedonia

Ana Jovanovska

Advisor for structural regulation and economic affairs, Sector for Economic Policies, Structural Reforms and Investments

Cabinet of the Deputy President in the Government in charge of Economic Affairs and Coordination of Economic Departments, General Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia

ana.jovanovska[at]gs.gov.mk

Slovenia

Kaja Primorac

Coordinator of the Agenda 2030, Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy

kaja.primorac[at]gov.si

Switzerland

Daniel Dubas

Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda, Head of Section, Member of the Board of Directors, Swiss Confederation,

Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC, Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE, Sustainable Development Section

daniel.dubas[at]are.admin.ch

Switzerland

Jacques Ducrest

Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda, Deputy Head Sectoral Foreign Policies Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, Directorate of Political Affairs

Jacques.ducrest[at]eda.admin.ch

 

All member States are encouraged to share the details of their national SDG coordinators with sdgu@un.org.

        

 

Background: What are Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)?

The 2030 Agenda encourages Member States to review their national experiences in implementing the SDGs, including successes, challenges and lessons learned. Voluntary national reviews are part of the follow‐up and review of the 2030 Agenda. Such reviews are carried out by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). They are to be voluntary, state‐led, undertaken by both developed and developing countries, and provide a platform for partnerships, including through the participation of Major Groups and other stakeholders. The high participation in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) within our region is proof for the strong efforts by UNECE member States to translate the SDGs into policy actions.