SDG implementation at national level: What’s the point of national reports?
VNRs and shadow (or spotlight) reporting:
How it is key for meaningful participation and accountability
The national voluntary reporting to the High Level Political Forum of ECOSOC is a practice that has gained traction, as dozens of governments are volunteering each year to participate and contribute their VNRs. A number of CSOs have prepared their own shadow or spotlight reports to follow-up on their governments efforts to implement the 2030-Agenda. Is there a meaningful dialogue between the official and the alternative reports? What is the value of the whole exercise?
These issues will be debated on July 13, 2018 | 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM at WeWork Grand Central,
4th Floor, Room 4A, 450 Lexington Ave, New York 10017
The event aims to:
- share experiences of CSO shadow reports on national implementation; and
- engage government and CSO-representatives in a discussion on national implementation, CSO participation and accountability
Speakers: Roberto Bissio (Social Watch), Clarisse Sonon (Social Watch – Benin), Ziad Abdel Samad (Arab NGO Network for Development, Lebanon), Iara Pietricovsky (INESC, Brazil), Mark Herkenrath (Alliance Sud, Switzerland), Rene Raja (Social Watch – Philippines)
Comments by: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (New School)
Ambassador Michael Gerber, Swiss Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development
Please RSVP by 12 July to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to space limitations we kindly ask that you RSVP in advance.
This invitation is available for download here.