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Join us for the next IPPN Knowledge Café, a webinar series focused on building the IPPN members’ capacity to better understand a systems perspective on policy integration and acceleration; and integrated policy solutions, including curation of tools and resources that support the design and implementation of cross-cutting policy solutions.
About this webinar
When adopting the 2030 Agenda, United Nations member States committed to working closely with local and regional governments on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Local and regional governments play a pivotal role in achieving the SDGs, including poverty eradication, food security, access to quality education, and water and sanitation services, and in advancing gender equality and reducing inequalities, among others. By one estimate, 100 of the 169 SDG targets will not be reached without concerted engagement and co-ordination with local and regional governments.
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, which are country-led and country-driven" (paragraph 79). Paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda calls on major groups and other stakeholders, including local authorities, to report on their contribution to the implementation of the Agenda. In this spirit, local and regional governments are increasingly carrying out sub-national reviews of SDG implementation, known as voluntary local reviews (VLRs).
While the VLRs hold no official status, VLRs can be a powerful accelerator for SDG implementation - contributing to the collection and analysis of timely, accurate and disaggregated data; bringing stakeholders closer to decision-making processes; strengthening multilevel governance; and fostering integration of the SDGs into local planning. As of June, 2022, a total of 148 VLRs have been submitted to the UN-HABITAT and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The number of VLR submissions is growing steadily each year, from two in 2016 to 50 in 2021. A significant majority of the VNRs are at the city level, indicating a growing appropriation of the 2030 Agency by municipal authorities across the world.
This Knowledge Café will cover practical experiences and lessons learned in supporting the preparation of 2022 VLRs in several localities in Costa Rica and Cape Town (South Africa).
Q&A and exchanges with the audience!
About the speakers
Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Time: 8:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM Addis Ababa/ Istanbul | 7:00 PM Bangkok
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The Integrated Policy Practitioners' Network (IPPN) is a one-stop-shop for integrated policy practitioners, operating as a knowledge hub for the global community. IPPN aims to link existing efforts on SDG integration across UN agencies and beyond, and enabling cross-pollination and learning to enhance the UN System-wide capability to practice and deliver high-quality integrated policy support. IPPN is a joint effort under the auspices of the UNSDG Task Team on Integrated Policy Support.
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