Following the session on Voluntary Subnational Reviews at the UCLG Retreat on 18 February, which served as a valuable first encounter, UCLG and CIB are organizing the first-ever VSR workshop on 12 March, from 13:30-16:30 CET. The workshop will count on the participation of both local government associations’ representatives and field experts of countries that are engaged in the preparation of VSRs or local government reports to contribute to the Voluntary National Reviews in 2021 in 8 pilot countries, as well as other partners.
The city of Ghent is the first Belgian local government to publish a SDG Voluntary Local Review (VLR). They launched their report in September 2020, during the Week of the Sustainable Municipality in Flanders. The report gives an overview of indicators for all SDGs. In the coming years, they will develop follow-up reports for each P: People in 2021, Prosperity in 2022 and Planet in 2023. Peace and Partnership will be taken into account in each report.