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Regional Advocacy Event for Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Related to Food and Agriculture Sector & Demonstration Workshop on tools for Monitoring Food Security (SDG 2)

04/09/2017-08/09/2017 Bangkok, Thailand




      Mukesh Kumar Srivastava
      Senior Statistician
      FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
      e-mail: Mukesh.Srivastava@fao.org
      Phone: +6626974250

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FAO and the SDGs: Indicators - Measuring up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has played a key role in the Post 2015 Development Agenda process leading to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. FAO has also been an active contributor to the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal indicators (IAEG-SDG), which developed a Global Indicator Framework recently adopted by the UN Statistical Commission and ECOSOC. Monitoring the 230 indicators in this Framework, covering the 17 SDGs and their 169 Targets presents an immense challenge for member countries with regards to their current data availability, statistical capacity and resource availability.

Countries in the Asia Pacific region have expressed, in various international fora, the need for technical assistance from FAO and its partners on localizing these Goals, as well as establishing a monitoring system for reporting progress toward the SDGs and strengthening their statistical systems to better collect critical data.

These two events are organized back-to-back and will complement each other, bringing together technical experts from National Planning Bodies and National Statistical Offices of approximately 21 Asian Countries. This event will formally launch FAO’s work on SDG monitoring in the region. Based upon countries’ specific needs for technical assistance on 21 indicators that will be gathered throughout the event, a follow-up technical assistance plan will be produced.