Report Finds Need to Improve National Reporting on Stakeholder Engagement in SDGs

A report commissioned by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs reviews the status of engagement in SDG implementation based on an assessment of the 158 Voluntary National Reviews submitted to the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from 2016 to 2019. The report describes how Member States report and engage in areas of institutional arrangements, awareness-raising, national ownership generation, partnerships and collaboration, leaving no one behind, and follow-up and review. Across these areas, the report articulates 10 lessons in multi-stakeholder engagement.