UN-Habitat, UNESCWA launch Voluntary Local Review programme in Irbid

  • Date: 09-Feb-2024
  • Source: Jordan Times
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:Jordan
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UN-Habitat, UNESCWA launch Voluntary Local Review programme in Irbid

AMMAN — In partnership with Greater Irbid Municipality and under the umbrella of the global project on “Fostering COVID-19 recovery and SDGs implementation through local action in Asia-Pacific, Arab and African countrie”, funded by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sub-Fund, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) have launched the multistakeholder dialogue for the development of the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) for Irbid City.

The two-day event served as a forum to discuss the local development priorities of Irbid and mapped these priorities to the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)for the first Voluntary Local Review of the city of Irbid to assess. 

The event also identified channels for collaboration between international, regional, national, and local institutions on sustainable urban development and discussed challenges and opportunities for data collection and analysis, according to a statement to The Jordan Times.

The second day of the event marked the first “VNR-VLR Studio” organised in the Arab region. It served as a platform for strengthening the capacities of national and local governments on the VLR process and on the importance of aligning national and local reviews to support national-local policy coherence dialogue. It also