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VNR-VSR-VLR Studio: Unveiling Best Practices for Multilevel Governance in Localizing SDGs

13 March 2024
in-person and online Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Time: 1.15-2.45 p.m. CET (Geneva)

Room 207-8-9, H-Building, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The Voluntary National Review (VNR) – Voluntary Subnational Review (VSR) – Voluntary Local Review (VLR) Studio: “Unveiling Best Practices for Multilevel Governance in Localizing SDGs” was organized as a side event to the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (Geneva, 13-14 March 2024). The VNR-VSR-VLR Studio was organized by UNECE in cooperation with UN DESA, UN-Habitat, Union of Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

The VNR-VSR-VLR Studio:

  1. Informed on the latest developments on localizing the SDGs in the UNECE region;
  2. Discussed experiences in the use of the data for evidence-based policymaking by cities;
  3. Drew from concrete examples on cities and national administrations and UN agencies and allowed for a more formal and informal debate;
  4. Placed a special emphasis on exploring how collaborative structures between city and national governments can be optimized. Participants delved into innovative models, challenges faced, and best practices to enhance multilevel governance dynamics.




Concept note and programme

58667 _ Concept note and programme: VNR-VSR-VLR Studio _ 388843 _ English _ 773 _ 407895 _ pdf

Presentations - Panel discussion: Multilevel Governance in Action: Leveraging Data for Evidence Based Policy Making in SDG Voluntary Local Reviews

59509 _ Mr. Hèlder Costa, Head of Sustainability, Braga, Portugal _ 389454 _ English _ 773 _ 409076 _ pdf

Video recording