Bhutan presented its voluntary national review (VNR) on the implementation of the 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals on July 17.

Bhutan was among 47 other UN member states that presented their VNR to the high-level political forum (HLPF) under the auspices of ECOSOC at the United Nations in New York.

The Bhutanese delegation underscored the importance of the 2030 agenda and highlighted the major achievements the government has made in its socio-economic development towards the achievement of the SDGs such as reducing multidimensional poverty.

Bhutan’s last mile challenges include poverty eradication, bridging the gaps in income inequality, economic diversification and addressing the needs of vulnerable groups. Bhutan also called for enhanced transition support for countries graduating from the LDC category, a press release from the foreign ministry stated.

On the side lines of the HLPF, the leader of the Bhutanese delegation, finance minister Namgay Dorji held bilateral meetings with senior officials of several UN agencies and other member states.

The Bhutanese delegation comprised senior officials from several agencies of the government.

Staff Reporter