New Zealand has prepared its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) reporting on our progress towards meeting the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report will be submitted to the UN on 14 June 2019 and presented at the UN in New York on 17 July 2019.
Fifty-one other countries are reporting this year, some for the second time. We expect to submit at least one more VNR before 2030, the end date for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The VNR outlines at a high level New Zealand’s approach and commitment to the SDGs. It reflects the priority New Zealand attaches to sustainable intergenerational wellbeing and outlines the initiatives under way to deliver on this. It also highlights some of the valuable work taking place across New Zealand by business, NGOs, community groups and individuals towards achievement of the SDGs.
The report reflects a whole-of-government approach. The development involved engagement with non-government partners. We invited the New Zealand public to share their efforts with us and the VNR includes some of their success stories.
Have your say
We invite you to read the draft report and welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Your feedback will help to inform this and future reports.