Survey launched on Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress
Survey seeks views on a progress report on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals).
Scottish Government asking for input into the UK Voluntary National Review (VNR, or ‘the review')
VNR is a country-led progress report on implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals).
Final date for contributions to UK Voluntary National Review is 27 February 2019.
At present, Scotland’s National Performance Framework (NPF) is the government’s main local mechanism through which we are implementing the SDGs.
The UK Government is putting together its Voluntary National Review (VNR) which is working with the Devolved Administrations to gather their input. The VNR is a report into progress on implementing SDGs. (Too many acronyms, I know.) Given that each of the devolved nations has a different approach to implementing the SDGs, Scotland is also exploring the potential for a Scottish Supplementary Review.
In Scotland, a VNR Working Group was set up in September to focus on the VNR . The group was joined by the Scottish Government and CoSLA, and since November has been working to consider how Scotland can contribute to the review and use this as a catalyst to widen involvement.
Thus, a survey has been launched. To support your engagement Scottish Government have made the following materials available at globalgoals.scot:
A link to the online survey
A discussion paper on Scotland’s current performance against the SDGs
A communications pack to support them in reaching a wide audience
The survey is open to the public, in particular: those concerned about sustainable development; and relevant civil society groups, academics, businesses and practitioners.
However there is an extended deadline to inform our longer-term discussions and a potential Scottish Supplementary Review is 29 March 2019.
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