Ireland's first Voluntary National Review report was approved by Government on 6 June 2018. The report will be presented to the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2018. The VNR considers Ireland's performance against each of the 17 SDGs and, includes a statistical annex using Eurostat indicators.
Note: This version of the VNR Report text is still subject to formatting and minor editorial changes.
The report was prepared by this Department with contributions and inputs from all other Government Departments through the SDG Interdepartmental Working Group and SDG Senior Officials' Group process. The Department conducted a stakeholder consultation workshop on 14 May 2018, at which elements of the draft VNR were presented to representatives of civil society, the private sector, the agricultural sector, academia, etc. The Department also committed to provide stakeholders view of the text in advance of the HLPF.
Ireland has also undertaken to forward a Compendium of national stakeholder observations directly to the UN for inclusion on the Forum's official website. Further information on this and how to submit your contribution is available on the Compendium of Stakeholder Inputs page.