Voluntary National Review

Australia will deliver its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the 2030 Agenda at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2018.  The VNR provides an opportunity to highlight Australia's achievements, priorities and challenges – both domestically and internationally – in advancing the 2030 Agenda. DFAT is consulting civil society and private sector partners and peak bodies closely in the process of developing Australia's VNR.

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DFAT and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet are leading a whole-of-government process in order to coordinate Australia's implementation of the 2030 Agenda, including the drafting of our first VNR.

Relevant Commonwealth agencies are coordinating with State and Territory and Municipal Governments and conducting consultations with their own civil society and business stakeholders.

For enquiries regarding DFAT's work on the 2030 Agenda or Australia's VNR please contact 2030Agenda@dfat.gov.au

For a guide to which Government Department has the lead on domestic reporting on each of the SDGS please see Commonwealth Government Department – domestic responsibilities

Other Commonwealth Department web pages

Department of Health

For information about the Department of Health’s engagement with stakeholders on the SDGs

Department of Education and Training

For information about the Department of Education and Training’s engagement with stakeholders on the SDGs

Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

For information about the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet’s engagement with stakeholders on SDG 5 (Gender Equality)

For information about the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet’s engagement with stakeholderson SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

Department of the Environment and Energy

For information about the Department of the Environment and Energy’s engagement with stakeholders on the SDGs

Peak body organisations

Civil society, business and academic peak bodies involved with sustainable development are also consulting members and partners in order to feed-in to the VNR process.

For more information about how the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is engaging with the SDGs please visit the ACFID website.

For more information about how the Global Compact Network Australia is engaging with the SDGs please visit the GCNA website.

For more information about how the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is engaging with the SDGs please visit the SDSN website.

Commonwealth Department Domestic responsibilities

No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Lead Department

  • Department of Social Services

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Attorney-General’s Department (Emergency Management Australia)

Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Lead Department

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Supporting Department

  • Department of Health

Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Lead Department

  • Department of Health

Supporting Department

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Lead Department

  • Department of Education and Training

Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Lead Department

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Social Services

Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Lead Department

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Supporting Department

  • Department of Environment and Energy

Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Lead Department

  • Department of Environment and Energy

Supporting Department

  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Lead Department

  • The Treasury

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Employment
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics

Industry innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

Lead Department

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Department of Communications and the Arts

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Lead Department

  • The Treasury

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Social Services
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Lead Department

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
  • Department of Communications and the Arts
  • Attorney-General’s Department (Emergency Management Australia)

Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Lead Department

  • Department of Environment and Energy

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Department of Finance

Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Lead Department

  • Department of Environment and Energy

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Attorney-General’s Department (Emergency Management Australia)

Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Lead Department

  • Department of Environment and Energy

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Maritime Border Command)
  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and half and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Lead Department

  • Department of Environment and Energy

Supporting Department

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Lead Department

  • Attorney-General’s Department

Supporting Departments

  • Department of Defence

Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

Lead Department

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Supporting Departments

  • The Treasury
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics

Last Updated: 13 December 2017