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Stakeholders Consultation: Voluntary National Review Report (VNR) on SDGs

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Invitation to CGM Members

Given the pivotal role of private sectors in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei is organizing a virtual consultation session on 22February 2021, 10am-12pm, which aims to convene business actors to solicit insights and inputs on their respective organization’s contributions towards SDGs and their views on Malaysia’s SDG progress.

Members of Climate Governance Malaysia are invited to attend and contribute.

Key discussion themes of the consultation:

· How are business actors contributing towards achieving the SDGs in Malaysia?

· What are the key MSMEs and Corporate initiatives that have been scaled?

· What are the impacts of SDG related initiatives by businesses in Malaysia?

· How can businesses enhance their role as key SDGs contributors?

As output of the consultation a Private Sector SDG Contribution Report will be submitted as consideration to further enhance Malaysia’s VNR Report 2021.


Malaysia has long been an advocate of sustainable development both domestically and internationally, where its commitment is consistently enshrined within its policies and its five year development plans.

This year, as a continuation of its last Voluntary National Review in 2017, the Malaysian government has volunteered to continue its periodical report on progress of the SDG 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The SDG focus areas for VNR 2021 include Goal 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17.

The VNRs are expected to provide relevant data on the SDGs at the country level, enabling Governments and other stakeholders to undertake evidence- based measures to catalyse accelerated progress.

UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei is a member of the VNR Technical Working Committee and they have invited Climate Governance Malaysia to support this consultation process.

The theme of Malaysia’s VNR 2021 is “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” and the review is slated to be presented at the High Level Political Forum in New York in July 2021.

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