The North Korean government submitted the first Voluntary National Review (VNR) and participated in the 2021 High-Level Political Forum, showing promising development in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through efforts toward the SDGs, the North Korean regime grasps an opportunity to guarantee the welfare of its people as it takes a human rights-based approach. The SDGs are a transformational roadmap for peace, prosperity, people, and the Earth, requiring commitments and partnerships among various stakeholders, including North Korea. The following recommendations, in particular, require greater cooperation for 2030 Agenda with 17 SDGs.
We urge the North Korean government, the South Korean government, and the international community operating inside and outside North Korea to make more efficient efforts in monitoring and evaluation to ensure the effective implementation of SDGs to "leave no one behind."
Recommendation to North Korea
Recommendations to the ROK Government
Recommendations to CSOs and INGOs working in the DRPK
Recommendations to the International Community