Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda) and Voluntary National Review (VNR) Capacity Building Workshops in the Pacific for Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS)

9/24/2018
The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), through its SIDS Unit, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) - Pacific Office  and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-Pacific) are currently having a Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda) and Voluntary National Review (VNR) Capacity Building Workshops in the Pacific for Pacific Small Islands Developing  States (PSIDS)  from 24 – 28 September 2018,  at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji.  
 
The Workshop provides an opportunity for PSIDS to identify key regional issues, challenges and opportunities impacting their capacity to promote and ensure inclusivity and equality as they seek broad-based sustainable development while confronted by climate change and increased threats from natural disasters. Moreover, the Workshop will provide PSIDS with an opportunity to strengthen their capacity to conduct national follow up and review of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through identification of best tools and strategies with a special focus on countries presenting VNRs in 2019.  

This week will be divided into three different sessions as follows:  (a) Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable  Development (APFSD) on 24-25 September (led by UN-ESCAP); (b) Voluntary National Review Workshop for Pacific Small Island Developing States 26 - 27 September (led by UN-DESA); and (c) Workshop on Stakeholder engagement 28 September (UN-DESA led).