This guide has been developed by the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. The document provides a step-by-step guide for Member States on how to put Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 for peaceful, just, and inclusive societies into action through an inclusive and participatory Voluntary National Review (VNR) process that is firmly connected to national planning and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The suggestions included in this Guide on how and where to report on SDG 16 in a VNR are drawn from Member State experiences and international recommendations. They are meant to be used as a starting point for Member States in determining their own scope and approach for developing the SDG 16-related content of their VNR.

The Guide reflects the catalytic role that SDG 16 plays in the 2030 Agenda and underscores the need to ensure that SDG 16 is integrated throughout the VNR.