Sustainable Development Goals Scotland
National Review 2019


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.

Scotland's review

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.

Network's Voluntary Review Working Group

Scotland’s SDG Network has set up an open working group to address ongoing activities and issues connected to Scotland’s contribution to the review. Participants of the working group, which includes Scottish Government, are working together to develop and communicate ideas working closely with Network members and other groups. This could include a Scottish supplementary review in addition to the official UK review and a civil society led shadow report independent of government.

Membership of the working group is not limited and people that can dedicate time to the group can join by messaging the Network Coordinator:

Latest updates

Latest event

Join our October workshop with Scottish and UK Governments! The focus of this session will be the UK's Voluntary National Review

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Network Briefings

Scotland's SDG Network has submitted a briefing to the UK and Scottish Governments. It outlines our views on Scotland's place in the UK National Review.

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Papers: VNR Working Group and events

Scottish Voluntary National Review 2019 Working Delivery Plan
Comparison of UK and Scottish draft working plans for UK Voluntary National Review 2019
Baseline assessment of Scotland’s performance on the SDGs (Due late January 2019)

Agendas: VNR Working Group and events

Agenda – VNR Working Group, October 2018 Agenda –  SDG Network workshop with Scottish and UK Governments (Voluntary National Review), October Agenda – VNR Working Group, November 7th 2018 Agenda – VNR Working Group, November...

Notes: VNR Working Group and events

Notes – VNR Working Group, October 2018 Notes: SDG Network workshop with Scottish and UK Governments (Voluntary National Review), October 2018 Notes – VNR Working Group,  7th November 2018 Notes – VNR Working Group, November 22nd...