When adopting the 2030 Agenda, United Nations member States committed to working closely with local and regional governments on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2015, metropolises, small cities, regions and their associations alike have been actively localizing the 2030 Agenda, bringing the SDGs closer to the people they serve and using the framework as a tool for planning and execution.
As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member States to "conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven" (paragraph 79). Paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda calls on major groups and other stakeholders, including local authorities, to report on their contribution to the implementation of the Agenda.
In this spirit, local and regional governments are increasingly engaging in such sub-national reviews of SDG implementation, also called Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs). While the VLRs hold no official status, the process of undertaking these sub-national reviews is providing multiple benefits to the entities engaging in them and to SDG implementation at large. These VLRs can also help to reinforce vertical coherence and complement and contribute to the national Voluntary National Reviews of SDG implementation.
The documents and reports submitted by cities and regions that are available on this website have been placed on the platform as received. The designations employed do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area, or of its authorities, or concerning its frontiers or boundaries.
Reports from Local Authorities
You can see below a few examples from local local authorities on their contribution to SDG implementation
If you would like to submit a Voluntary Local Review report developed by your city/region/province, please, send a pdf version to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Voluntary Local Review from [Add the name of the city/region/province and country]. Submissions are reviewed on a regular basis.
|Sno.||Report Name||Year||Language||Link||Place of Implementation||Government||Level||Country|
|1||Suwon Implementation Report on Goal 11||Jun-18||English||link||Suwon||Suwon City Government||City||Korea|
|2||Voluntary Local Review||Jul-18||English||link||New York City||Mayors office for International Affairs||City||United States|
|3||En route to 2030: Implementation report on sustainable development in Wallonia||2017||French||link||Wallonia||Government of Wallonia||Regional||Belgium|
|4||Localization of the Agenda 2030 in Barcarena||Jul-17||Portugese||link||Barcarena, Para||Barcarena Municipality||Municipal||Brazil|
|5||Objectives of Sustainable Development and its location in the municipality of La Paz||Jul-05||Spanish||link||La Paz||Municipal Autonomous Government of La Paz||City||Bolivia|
|6||Cauayan City: Localizing Sustainable Development Goals||Jul-17||English||link||Cauayan City||Local Government Unit - Cauayan City||City||Philippines|
|7||Sustainability Strategy for North Rhine-Westphalia||2016||English||link||North Rhine-Westphalia||Developed by Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia||State Government||Germany|
|8||2030 Agenda of Basque Country||2018||Spanish||link||Basque County||Basque Government||State Government||Spain|
|9||Sustainable Sydney 2030||2017||English||link||Sydney||City of Sydney- Local Government||City||Australia|
|10||The region of Valencia and local implementation of SDGs||May-16||English||link||Valencia||The generaliat Valencia||State Government||Spain|
|11||Toyama City- Sustainable Development Goals report||Jul-18||English||link||Toyama||Toyama City Government||City||Japan|
|12||Kitakyushu City the Sustainable Development Goals Report||Jul-18||English||link||Kitakyushu||City of Kitakyushu||City||Japan|
|13||Shimokawa Town the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report||Jul-18||English||link||Shimokawa||Shimokawa Town||Town||Japan|
|14||Paraná Integration of the Sustainable Development Goals Project||Nov-17||Portuguese||link||Parana||Parana State Government||State||Brazil|
|15||From Agenda to Action - The Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Helsinki 2019||2019||English||link||City of Helsinki||City of Helsinki||City||Finland|
|16||A Voluntary Local Review of Progress in 2019||July 2019||English||link||City of Los Angeles||Mayor's Office of International Affairs||City||United States|
|17||New York City’s Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development||2019||English||link||New York City||NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs||City||United States|
|18||Voluntary Local Review Building a sustainable and inclusive Buenos Aires||2019||English||link||Buenos Aires||Government of Buenos Aires City||City||Argentina|
|19||Voluntary Subnational Review||2019||English||link||Oaxaca||Government of the State Oaxaca||State Government||Mexico|
|20||Bristol and the SDGs: A Voluntary Local Review of Progress 2019||2019||English||link||Bristol||City Council||City||United Kingdom|
|21||Santana de Parnaíba 2030 Vision Connected to the Future||2019||Portuguese||link||Santana de Parnaíba||Government of the State of Saõ Paulo||State Government||Brazil|
|22||The implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in Mannheim||2019||English||link||Mannheim||Mayor’s Office||City||Germany|
|23||Report of Localization of Sustainable Development Goals in São Paulo||2020||English||link||City of São Paulo||São Paulo City Hall||City||Brazil|
|24||1st Progress Report on the Sustainable Development Goals in São Paulo State||2019||English||link||State of São Paulo||São Paulo State Government||State Government||Brazil|