Governments must guarantee the participation of civil society and other social actors in the elaboration of the national voluntary reviews and the 2030 monitoring process. There are some Sustainable Development Goals were left behind in this review which do not allows to adopt measures to end poverty, protect the planet and guarantee that every single person has peace and prosperity, without being subject of discrimination, presecution, criminalization and violence for their social, political, economic and cultural condition; as well as their ethnic or sexual orientation.
Marcela Ballara (SEDRA, member Repem, WMG) delivered her intervention on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, on “Voluntary National Reviews for Azerbaijan, Chile, Philippines and Sierra Leone”, during the Q&A Session, at the HLPF 2019, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on 15th July 2019.
Download her statement here.
Watch her speech here.