Engaging with the Voluntary National Review of 2030 Agenda progress to promote human rights

8 December – 2:00-3:30 pm CET   I  Online event




This event is organised by the Danish Institute for Human Rights in collaboration with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) in the framework of the NHRI·EU capacity development project.

Given the high convergence between the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and human rights frameworks, the VNR offers potential to promote human rights and advance their implementation in countries.

The VNR is a cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda follow-up and review framework, and NHRIs have an important role to play in all steps of the review process, building on their core competencies and mandate.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights, in collaboration with GANHRI, has developed a guide for NHRIs on how to engage with the VNR of 2030 Agenda progress which will be presented during this online event.

The guide outlines the entry points for NHRI engagement and includes examples of NHRI involvement in VNR processes from across the globe.

VNR Guide for NHRIs

The Guide is also available in Spanish, French and Arabic.


Welcome and intro by Katharina Rose, GANHRI Geneva Representative – Why this guide? Why engage with the VNR?

Presentation of the guide by Maria Ploug Petersen, DIHR – Key VNR entry points and NHRI roles

Sharing of NHRI VNR experiences followed by Q&A

  • Argentina: Soledad Patané, Head of the Identity and Citizenship Area of the Ombudsman and Coordinator of the SDG Monitoring and Evaluation Programme & Claudia Davite, Advisor to the Ombudsman and Collaborator of the SDG Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
  • Ghana: Lambert Luguniah, Legal Officer/Head of International Cooperation at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice
  • Scotland: Alison Hosie, Research Officer at the Scottish Human Rights Commission

Feedback and discussion