Lebanon Voluntary National Review (VNR) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Lebanon Voluntary National Review (VNR) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Lebanon is an upper middle-income country with a democratic political system. Its liberal economy largely relies on services, and its society is characterized by cultural diversity and openness. After a new President was elected in October 2016 and a national conciliation government was formed in December 2016, the government’s engagement towards Agenda 2030 has accelerated. 2. Lebanon’s first VNR takes place at a time when the country’s political scene has found a promising equilibrium. At this juncture, the domestic political scene is in consensus about the need to maintain stability. This is met by a similar objective on the international front. The international community has made it clear that Lebanon’s political and economic stability is essential, including for the overall region, and needs to be preserved. This was demonstrated during the ISG meeting, and the three conferences in support of Lebanon that followed it.

 

Lebanon’s first VNR takes place at a time when the country’s political scene has found a promising equilibrium. At this juncture, the domestic political scene is in consensus about the need to maintain stability. This is met by a similar objective on the international front. The international community has made it clear that Lebanon’s political and economic stability is essential, including for the overall region, and needs to be preserved. This was demonstrated during the ISG meeting,and the three conferences in support of Lebanon that followed it.


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