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India’s second VNR Report

Published: 16th Jul, 2020

NITI Aayog Presented India's 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN's High-Level Political Forum.


  • NITI Aayog Presented India's 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN's High-Level Political Forum.

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  • India presented its VNR along with other second time presenters like Bangladesh, Georgia, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda.
  • India's VNR this year has undertaken a paradigm shift in terms of embodying a "whole-of-society" approach.
  • The process of preparation of a country's VNR provides a platform for partnerships, including through the participation of various relevant stakeholders.
  • NITI Aayog prepared and presented India's first VNR in 2017.
  • The VNRs presented by the Member States at the HLPF are a critical component of the review of the progress and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

  • The establishment of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), "The Future We Want".
  • The Forum meets annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment and every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly for two days.
  • The Forum’s first meeting was held on 24 September 2013. It replaced the Commission on Sustainable Development, which had met annually since 1993.
  • The HLPF has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level.
  • The Forum adopts inter-governmentally negotiated political declarations.
  • These national reviews are expected to serve as a basis for the regular reviews by the HLPF.

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