The Republic of Serbia presents its first Voluntary National Review on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

During High Level Political Forum, 47 UN member states, including Serbia, present their Voluntary National Reviews on the implementation of the Agenda 2030

New York - A four-day ministerial meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is being held in New York at the United Nations Headquarters. The theme of this year's meeting is "empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality," during which 47 UN member states, including the Republic of Serbia, will present their Voluntary National Reviews on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The central part of Serbia's first Voluntary National Review encompasses the views of young people.

"The vision of a sustainable future that we share with our children and young people takes central stage in this report, because today's children and young people will be the leaders of society and social change in 2030," said Prof. Dr Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, Minister without Portfolio in charge of Demography and Population Policy of the Republic of Serbia and the President of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Tijana Cupic, the youth delegate of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations, introduced a short film about the views of young people about the Sustainable Development Goals. The film was made and presented at the United Nations Headquarters in cooperation with UNICEF Serbia.

Minister Djukic Dejanovic also participated in the general debate at the High-Level Political Forum. Officials in the debate pointed to the numerous challenges that countries face in various parts of the world in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and stressed the need for necessary political commitment and strengthening partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as civil society and academia.

UN entities involved in this initiative
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ILO
International Labor Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services