Five regions of Africa have published a Voluntary Regional Review (VLR) of their framework and are making progress towards regional and global Sustainable Development Goals. These VLRs (Accra, Harare, Ngora District, Victoria Falls, Yaoundé) are supported by the ECA and are one of the first waves of local-level reviews across Africa, with more reviews underway. It’s inside.
The quasi-national government and stakeholders will play a vital role in the implementation of the African Union’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Agenda 2063. Grassroots initiatives at the local level are essential to address COVID, protect the environment and ensure comprehensive development across Africa. As countries continue to assess progress towards the two agendas through voluntary national reviews (VNRs), there is a dramatic increase in interest in pursuing this review process at the local level.
These African VLRs provide information in developing African Regional Guidelines for VLRs. These guidelines will be developed in partnership with the United Nations Habitat and the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UCLG-A), will be published shortly and will be used to inform future reviews.
As cities, districts, and provinces become more and more involved in these processes, the ECA is ready to work closely with a coalition of them and other partners to promote the SDG localization agenda.
You can access the five published VLRs at: https://www.uneca.org/?q=voluntary-local-reviews-africa
Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
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