The UK has committed to share progress on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2019. This provides civil society and other stakeholders in Scotland with an opportunity to not only feed into this review but also shape the process. Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to sign up to the SDGs back in 2015, a global agenda that seeks to end poverty, tackle inequalities and combat climate change by 2030.
Both the UK and Scottish Governments are currently working on their plans to submit a Voluntary National Review on the progress that Scotland and the rest of the UK are making in progressing the SDGs. Scotland's Sustainable Development Goals Network is looking to make sure that Scotland features prominently in the review and that the potential of the National Review to accelerate progress on the SDGs is realised. The network is currently discussing where to focus its efforts and engagement in the months ahead as we look to inform and secure a comprehensive review of the current situation in the UK and Scotland.