Sri Lanka, in the year 2015, along with other nations committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or the 2030 Agenda, and is in the process of implementing them under the state leadership.
The global mechanism of follow up of SDG implementation throughout the world happens at the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place at the UN Headquarters, New York. At the HLPF, the national governments present their national reviews voluntarily and Sri Lanka has pledged to present its voluntary national review (VNR) at the HLPF in 2018.
UN attended as an observer in the Task Force and other parties were co-opted when necessary. It was also supported by an institutional Consultant, the Institute of Policy Studies. MSDW receives the technical and financial assistance from UN for this review.
Views of stakeholders were invited on the current status and way forward with respect to SDGs specifically on;
They were also invited to inform the best practices, experience based stories etc. on the SDGs.