FSM - Voluntary National Review (VNR) Workshop

24 Feb 2020 to 26 Feb 2020
Pohnpei, Micronesia (Federated States of)
By invitation only

The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

A report outline has been proposed during the first workshop in December, but based on results of the State stakeholder discussions, this will need to be fine tuned during the second workshop, which will be a priority outcome of workshop 2. This should then help enable a smooth process in drafting the VNR report over the next 5 weeks, provided drafters for all agreed sections of the VNR report have been identified – another key outcome from workshop 2. In all the following 8 objectives/outcomes have been identified as a result of workshop 2 which include:

1) Review and refinement of the FSM VNR workplan
2) Consolidation of the key stories FSM wish to include in their VNR report, under each of the key thematic areas
3) Decisions on which stories are best told at the National level, and which should be told at the State level
4) Allocation of drafting tasks to specific individuals for all sections of the report
5) Development of plans for the second round of State stakeholder consultations in each of the 4 States
6) Decisions on priority issues FSM Government and State Government wish to address in the VNR report, mapped to global initiatives FSM wish to report against (SDGs, SAMOA Pathway, HR Initiatives, etc)
7) Identification of data need to support the stories on priority issues planned for the FSM VNR report
8) Development of a strategy for future support required by FSM to complete their VNR reporting process