Voluntary National Review (VNR) - Costa Rica 2020

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Title: “Sustainable Development in Action: The Route to Sustainability”

Costa Rica submitted its Second Voluntary National Review in an effort to make the country’s progress in the last three years more visible, using the commitments made in its First VNR as benchmarks. The purpose of this Review is to highlight Costa Rica’s state of progress in indicators and targets towards the implementation of the SDGs as the result of national ownership efforts, processes, and mechanisms of the various stakeholders beyond institutions.

In that context, the Review is the outcome of dialogue and consultation with different stakeholders represented in the SDG Advisory Committee, providing a broad and transparent view on the national state of progress towards the 2030 Agenda. It is a national rather than a government vision. As any report should, it provides non-biased, balanced, and transparent information to showcase progress and good practices. At the same time, it recognizes the challenges and lessons learned that will lay the foundations for the Costa Rican roadmap in promoting the Decade of Action.

The global community is invited to consider this report as a window into the Costa Rican experience regarding efforts to place sustainable development as a priority for the country’s progress. This Review provides enough detail for readers to analyze aspects of their greatest interest.

Front-Page VNR CR 2020
High-Level Council of the SDGs in Costa Rica