Decoding the Voluntary National Report on SDGs (VNR 2020)

Decoding the Voluntary National Report on SDGs (VNR 2020)

29th August 2020 , @ 10.30 AM

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NITI Aayog presented India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020. The HLPF is the foremost international platform for follow-up and review of progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The India VNR 2020 report titled Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local was released by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Dr V.K Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, and Smt. Sanyukta Samaddar, Adviser (SDGs), NITI Aayog in July’2020 . India’s VNR this year has undertaken a paradigm shift in terms of embodying a “whole-of-society” approach in letter and spirit. NITI Aayog engaged with sub-national and local governments, civil society organizations, local communities, people in vulnerable situations and the private sector. The report is a comprehensive account of the adoption and implementation of the 2030 Agenda in India. Apart from presenting a review of progress on the 17 SDGs, the report discusses at length the policy and enabling environment, India’s approach to localising SDGs, and strengthening means of implementation.

The report includes a chapter which draws from the rich body of data, knowledge and analysis that emanated from the CSO led community-centric consultations, which took place across the length and breadth of the country. The chapter presents a summary of the key concerns and the recommendations voiced by the stakeholders from civil society, non-governmental and community organisations.


Sattva, CSR Spark & REACHA will work with UN Global Compact India to present the VNR 2020 and its highlights to the broad audience.
  - Introduction : Purpose and take away from VNR2020
  - Progress Update against Paris 2030 goals
  - The SDG index and aligning CSR Strategy for now and beyond
  - Guidance on achieving the social impact goals and strategies for transformative models of social change.
  - Alignment to Govt initiatives for Health initiatives, social and financial inclusion and overall newer initiatives (like clean energy)
  - Key Challenges and opportunities for us
  - Rebuilding resilience through collaborative programs between govt, corporates & CSOs

Contact Person: Shreya Verma - Program Manager, email id:

  • Theme :

    Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local

  • Day & Date :

    Sat, 29th August, 2020

  • Time :

    10:30 AM

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