The Voluntary National Review (VNR) is a process through which countries assess and present progress made in achieving the global goals and the pledge to leave no one behind. The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
VNRs at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) are the cornerstone of the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda. They culminate in a country report to and presentation at the HLPF. They are most productive when they involve an inclusive and thorough review process, when they produce tangible lessons and solutions, and when they are followed by action and collaboration that drive SDG implementation
The Commonwealth of Dominica is scheduled to present its first Voluntary National Review to the HLPF in July 2022.
Preliminary findings of stakeholder engagement reveal a lack of knowledge of the SDGs and to a lesser extent the NRDS. It, therefore, requires some level of public sensitisation on both to ensure that we optimize stakeholders feedback throughout this process.