SDG Network: Preparing for VNRs

The Voluntary National Review (VNR) is a mechanism designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementing the SDGs. The UK is anticipated to present its most recent VNR at the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Leading up to the presentation of the Review, the process is presented across the UK and undergoes questioning and workshops. You can find minutes from the latest presentation of the VNR here. #voluntarynationalreview #VNR #ScotlandSDGNetwork #sustainabledevelopment

What is R2P? (POP)

In our latest Parliamentary One-Pager, Chris toward explores the Responsibility to Protect, or R2P, its history, and its importance in dire humanitarian crises across the globe. Download a copy. #responsibilitytoprotect #R2P #rwanda #bosnia #kosovo #balkans #NATO #SecurityCouncil

The Importance of World Mental Health Day

It is the 10th of October 2018 and it is world mental health day. Today is a day to focus on the third SDG: ‘Good health and well-being for people’. This year’s theme has its focus on the people who will be our future. Its called “Young people and mental health in a changing world”. Because of this, I considered it relevant to give you the scope of what is going on in the policies about mental health in Scotland today. To give you some background info as to why the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to focus on young peoples mind on this day, I have provided a list of their key facts regarding young peoples mental health. 50% of all mental illness begins at age 14 and most cases g

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