Khartoum – With distinctive participation of experts represented the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, civil society, UN, the National population Council (NPC) organized in collaboration with the national forum for voluntary work a deliberating form to review the National Voluntary work report on Monday evening 4th June 2018 at Grand Holy Day Villa in Khartoum.
Dr. Lamiaa AbdulGhafar Khalf Allah, the Secretary General of the National Population Council, addressed the meeting expressing her great pleasure to the distinctive participation of the attendees in the holy month of Ramadan. She appreciated the great role of the public and private sectors the NGOs, the UN organization in supporting the NPC. She shed light on the role NPC, and the national program to implement the SDGs.   She added the NPC expressed its readiness to involve all partners, noting to the important role of the civil society to implement in the national report of the voluntary work in Sudan. Dr. Lamiaa reviewed Sudan efforts on implementing the SDGs, and the national plan for 2030.
Dr. Hassan Musa Yousef, Consultant of the National Population Council presented in 30 minutes the report of NPC to shed light on the role and efforts of the council. He explained that the NPC, in its capacity as coordinator of the implementation of the agenda of 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, is engaged in a national process for preparing a voluntary review 2018.
He added that the process demonstrates the commitment of Sudan to implement the new agenda, in addition the private sector, voluntary national organizations and community based organizations.
Dr. Hassan added, the implementation process commenced institutional arrangements included, first high level national mechanism to provide leadership and guidance. Second the NPC to serve as secretariat and coordination unit. Third, focal point,  working groups and technical groups. The Ministries, the states, private sector, NGOs, and the Central Bank of Sudan CBOS , are implementing stakeholders , while the National Assembly , Council of States, the National Audit Chamber will provide oversight and accountability .
Musa pointed to that the NPC developed a national framework for understanding the links and interactions in sustainable development in Sudan. The frame work is a technical tool for studying to what extent   the agenda 2030 and the SDGs conform with the dynamics of the economic, social and environmental systems in Sudan. It also provides a tool for identifying the national priorities, including peace and stability. He added, the NPC has also prepared a national program 2016- 2030 for the implementation of the SDGs. It is, yet to adopt by the high level national mechanism, provides matrices for the allocation of the SDGs implementation process and the related targets and indicators among implementing stakeholders.
The National Voluntary review 2018 focuses on the most important factors that can accelerate the implementation of the SDGs in Sudan; including 1: Peace and security, the dividends associated with stability.2 : Agriculture and transformation . 3: social development and transformation. These three areas of actions that can speed the SDGs trough targeted investments in specific national peace and development priorities. Acceleration requires all stakeholders to harmonize their activities, plans and policies, and to harness the means and tools of implantation for achieving sustainable peace and development in Sudan throughout the SDGs time to 2030.