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National Reports

Kingdom of Bahrain has issued Reports showcasing the progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Millennium Development Goals, of which:

The Kingdom’s first Voluntary National Review Report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, which has been presented at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2018, showcases Bahrain’s progress in achieving and handling these goals based on its experience and expertise in achieving the Millennium Development Goals before 2015. The report also reveals the accomplishment level of goals and objectives enhanced by statistics, measures, and policies taken to sustain the development and well-being of the citizen.

The report is the result of a consultative and participatory process for ministries, public and private entities, NGOs, academics and those interested in Sustainable Development. This process helped in raising awareness and interest in sustainable development as well as linking it to national development plans.

In response to the commitment of the Kingdom of Bahrain to translate the goals of the Istanbul Declaration and to reflect the progress made in various areas of sustainable urban development over the past two decades, along with the reflection of the challenges experienced and the lessons learned; the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain prepared the “KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN HABITAT III NATIONAL REPORT- HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT” which was presented at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Urban Development (Habitat III) to be held in Quito, Ecuador in 2016, as a complementary of the outputs of the first United Nations Conference on Housing and Urban Development (Habitat I that was held in Vancouver in 1976) and the Second United Nations Conference on Housing and Urban Development (Habitat II that was held in Istanbul in 1996). Moreover, a significant attention has been made during the preparation of this report to ensure the participation of all national stakeholders and development partners in line with the international framework for the preparation of the United Nations Human Settlements Report (Habitat III) that consists of six topics covering 40 areas of urban development, in addition to the seventh topic being the urban indicator.
The National Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2015 has been prepared in a manner that combines providing an overall assessment of progress achieved in the Millennium Development Goals in Bahrain, and Highlight national priorities beyond the global goals and targets.
This report includes a national review of the progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the kingdom of Bahrain during the past ten years. It has been prepared as part of the participation, by the Kingdom, for the UN General Assembly in September 2010 to review and assess the progress made on a global level about the achievement of the goals previously approved in 2000/2001 with the adoption of the "Millennium Declaration" during the Millennium Summit held in September 2000.
The Millennium Development Goals: Progress of Work from 2004-2007 was prepared by the Ministry of Labour & Social Development in coordination with line public institutions, Non-Government organizations (NGOs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP in Bahrain).

International Reports

The annual reports provide an overview of the world’s implementation efforts to date, highlighting areas of progress and where more action needs to be taken. They are prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, with input from international and regional organizations and the United Nations system of agencies, funds and programmes. Several national statisticians, experts from civil society and academia also contribute to the reports.

This report released on the 7th of July 2020 to present the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This report released on the 9th of July 2019 to present the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This report released on the 20th of June 2018 to present the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This report released on the 17th of July 2017 to present the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This report released on the 19th of July 2016 to present the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

International Guidelines

These guidelines for country preparation and presentation of voluntary national reviews (VNRs). Its supplements the Secretary-General’s guidelines, which provides basic and practical information on the steps that countries may follow when preparing voluntary national reviews. It is designed to provide elementary building blocks for a country in the preparation of its reviews. 

Page Last Updated: 10 February, 2020