Poverty + Development

24 Governments Volunteer for 2017 SDG Reviews

The countries that will be showcasing their progress on the Global Goals in the UN's second annual review.

16 October 2016: In advance of the 2017 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), 24 Member States have announced their interest in presenting voluntary national reviews regarding implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The countries who have volunteered to date are: from the African Group: Ethiopia, Jordan, and Kenya; from the Asia-Pacific Group: Cyprus, Iran, Japan, Malaysia and Maldives; from the Latin American and Caribbean Group, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Uruguay; from Eastern Europe, Czech Republic and Slovenia; and from the Western European and Others Group, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, and Sweden.

The HLPF will convene under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from 10-19 July 2017, in New York, US, on the theme of ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world,’ as agreed in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on follow-up and review to the 2030 Agenda, adopted in July 2016. It will include a three-day ministerial meeting, on 17-19 July.

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