The VNR’s of Estonia and Finland: joint seminar of national Commissions

Spring 2020

Finnish and Estonian Commissions exchanged insights in an informal meeting. The meeting was held virtually as a seminar in Microsoft Teams platform.

The seminar focused on the Voluntary National Reviews and the progress of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Both countries, Finland and Estonia, submit their VNRs to the UN in 2020. Civil society groups and youth groups presented their role in the VNR process. VLR work of cities and regions, and co-operation with businesses was also discussed.


Time: 19.5.2020 10:00-12:20



Recording of the webinar

Webinar materials

Laura Viilup: VNR process of Estonia

Marja Innanen: Process of the VNR Finland

Eili Lepik: Main messages of Estonia’s VNR

Sami Pirkkala: Main messages of Finland’s VNR

Sofia Savonen: Youth reflections, Finland

Mikk Tarros: Youth reflections, Estonia

Rilli Lappalainen: SDG Progress - Participation of Civil society actors in assessment

Mihkel Annus: SDG Progress Participation of civil groups

Micke Larsson: The Everyone can Flourish Story of the Åland Islands

Ville Taajamaa: “Espoo, the Most Sustainable City in Europe”

Agne Kuimet: Cooperation with business, Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation