2030 Agenda review processes will be ‘voluntary and country-led’

30 August, 2021

UN Member States have reached agreement on changes to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development and how it conducts review processes. The changes will come into effect from July 2022.

The final agreement emphasizes that follow-up and review processes for the 2030 Agenda will be “voluntary and country-led”, providing a national foundation for regional and global reviews; and, review processes will identify achievements alongside challenges and gaps.

The developments are designed to help the HLPF to strengthen the science-policy interface and focus on data and national capacities for data collection.

The annual HLPF sessions are convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and provide analysis of interlinkages across the SDGs and their targets, including policy implications. In 2023, the Forum will hold an in-depth review of SDG 6, among others.

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