Update on the UK Govt's Voluntary National Review (VNR) of SDGs progress - Engagement events

As part of Agenda 2030, the UK is reviewing its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a process called the Voluntary National Review (VNR) and is inviting people and organisations to share their contributions and engage with the review process.

Update on the UK Govt's Voluntary National Review (VNR) of SDGs progress - Engagement events


As part of Agenda 2030, the UK is reviewing its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a process called the Voluntary National Review (VNR) and is inviting people and organisations to engage with this process and to share information about their projects that will contribute to the UK’s delivery of the SDGs to use as case studies in the final report that will be presented to the UN at the High Level Political Forum in July 2019. 

Engagement events

As part of their engagement on the Voluntary National Review the UK Govt is inviting businesses, civil society groups, academic institutions and many others to participate in a series of events aimed at different sectors throughout March. These events will focus on the themes of our Emerging Findings and Further Engagement document. This is the latest opportunity for interested parties to engage with the UK’s Voluntary National Review.

Private Sector
When: 19 March 10.00-14.00
Where: London
Examples of attendees:

  • Businesses
  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Trade Unions
  • Legal firms
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Consultants

Inclusive civil society
When: 14 March 9.00-12.00
Where: London
Examples of attendees:

  • Women’s groups
  • Disability groups
  • Charities and NGOs
  • Human Rights groups
  • Diversity and equality groups

Parliament
When: 11 March 15.00-17.00
Where: London
Examples of attendees:

  • Parliamentarians

Faith Groups
When: 20 March 14.00-17.00
Where: London
Examples of attendees:

  • Religious leaders
  • Community faith group representatives

International Development
When: 13 March (time to be confirmed)
Where: London
Examples of attendees:

  • International Development NGOs
  • International Human Rights NGOs
  • International Development consultants and private contractors

Regional events which will focus primarily on local delivery of the Global Goals will also be held:

Local Delivery
When: 18 March 9.30-13.00
Where: Bristol
Examples of attendees:

  • Local public service delivery bodies including local authorities
  • Local business leaders
  • Universities and academics

Local Delivery
When: 15 March 9.30-13.30
Where: Leeds
Examples of attendees:

  • Local public service delivery bodies including local authorities
  • Local/active unions
  • Local business leaders
  • Universities and academics


Attending engagement events
To attend one of these events please send an expression of interest to sdgs@dfid.gov.uk including the name of your organisation, the event you would like to attend and a brief explanation of why. Submitting an expression of interest does not guarantee a place.

Find out more about the events at: https://www.gov.uk/government/...


Submitting projects
It is not too late to submit projects for inclusion in the final report. There will be 17 chapters in the report, one dedicated to each of the 17 SDGs, and each chapter will also include an international section including project  case studies submitted by external partners and stakeholders. Some case studies will also be featured on the government's SDGs website.

They are particularly keen to hear about projects which address multiple SDGs and/or are delivered as part of cross-sector partnerships or collaborations. If you or your organisation have examples of such projects, please do submit them by completing the online survey form or by completing and emailing the engagement form by the extended deadline of 11 January 2019.

For more information please see the UK Government SDGs website.