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New York
United States of America

VNR Lab: Applying the Sendai Framework to fast-track the 2030 Agenda through a risk-informed approach

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - New York UNHQ Liaison Office
UNDRR VNR Lab poster

United Nations Headquarters, New York - Conference Room 11

Event language(s)
  • English


13:00 - 14:00 (Eastern Daylight Time, New York)

Please note that this is a hybrid (in-person and online) event.


The Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are inclusive reviews of progress at national levels, towards the Sustainable Development Goals, each year at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development. They aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. A series of VNR Labs will be convened on the margins of the 2022 HLPF, providing an informal platform for experience sharing and reflection on the Voluntary National Review process.

This VNR Lab organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) will highlight the synergies between the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the 2030 Agenda. Discussions will take place on how the voluntary national reports towards the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework can be integrated in and inform the VNRs and vice-versa. A diverse group will share best practices and existing challenges in considering DRR in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and how this is ultimately reflected in the Voluntary National Reviews. The lab aims to inform Member States on the cruciality of DRR and the Sendai Framework in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and to provide forward-looking guidance for the practical application of DRR in future VNRs, and on voluntary national reporting for the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework.


  • Mr. Marc Gordon, Senior Coordinator of the Sendai Framework Midterm Review
  • Mrs. Gloria Joseph, Permanent Secretary, Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy, Dominica
  • Dr. Thomas Munthali, Director General of National Planning Commission, Malawi
  • Ms. Andrina Frey, Deputy of the Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
  • Ms. Elisabeth Grace, Sendai Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism


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