The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) will convene a series of 'Voluntary National Review (VNR) Labs' during the ministerial segment of the 2018 session of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The VNR Labs are organised in response to demand from Member States, UN bodies and major groups and other stakeholders to take stock of experience with VNRs.
Eight labs will be convened during the ministerial segment. Four of which are of particular relevant to monitoring of and reporting on SDG 16;
- Lab one: Leveraging Interlinkages
- Lab two: Leaving no one behind
- Lab three: Leveraging data for evidence-based VNRs
- Lab four: Mobilising and organising institutions