GMACL partner in Uganda, NOTU held a meeting with the National Planning Authority of Uganda, which is responsible for submitting the Voluntary National Review (VNR), to encourage the inclusion of reporting on SDG 8.7 and CSO participation. Further, NOTU set up two informal meetings with 10 CSOs, working on diverse child rights issues, to make them cognisant of the VNR process, with special emphasis on reviewing Target 8.7. The need to engage with other platforms and to initiate data collection mechanisms was also discussed and deliberated upon. NOTU also held a phone call with ITUC Africa to learn from their engagement in the VNR coordination and inputting process.
Participants from the CSOs attending the informal meeting at NOTU office