Voluntary National Review of Implementation of SDGs in India
As a signatory to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, India is committed to participate in the international review of progress of Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) on a regular basis. The central platform for international follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda is the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which has started meeting annually since 2016 under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In the HLPF, UN member countries are expected to present their Voluntary National Review (VNR) on implementation of SDGs. The VNRs thus serve as a basis for international review of progress of SDGs.
The 2017 HLPF was held during 10 th -19 th July at the United Nations, New York. It focused on the theme: ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’ and on the SDGs 1 (No Poverty); 2 (Zero Hunger); 3 (Good Health and Well-Being); 5 (Gender Equality); 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 14 (Life Below Water) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
As a part of its role, NITI Aayog has presented the 1 st Voluntary National Review on implementation of SDGs in the country to the 2017 HLPF on 19 th July 2017. For this review, all available information on relevant aspects of the identified SDGs and related targets has been taken into consideration.