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جائزة الأميرة سبيكة بنت إبراهيم آل خليفة العالمية لتمكين المرأة Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Alkhalifa Global Award for Women Empoerment
Voluntary National Review​ 2018​​
Bahrain  participating in the 2018 Voluntary National Review, New York – 9 - 18 July 2018

Bahrain will be participating in the 2018 Voluntary National Review of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) under the auspices of ECOSOC in New York – 9 - 18 July and will be reporting on its achievements in achieving the sustainable Development goals.

Key messages on Bahrain’s achievements include: There is no extreme poverty in Bahrain, economic growth has been solid, public spending on health, education, and social protection exceeds 35%, basic education is free and compulsory and there is no illiteracy, healthcare is free and universal, the Constitution guarantees gender equality and women hold 55% of the supervisory positions, the private sector is a key development partner, 65% of the population benefited from public housing services with five new sustainable cities being developed, Access to safe water, sanitation and clean energy networks reached 100% and SMEs are well supported including women, youth, and persons with disabilities benefiting though financial and training support.

As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to "conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven" These national reviews are expected to serve as a basis for the regular reviews by the high-level political forum (HLPF), meeting under the auspices of ECOSOC. These reviews by the HLPF are voluntary, state-led, undertaken by both developed and developing countries, and involve multiple stakeholders.

The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about Bahrain’s VNR Key message.​