FAO Liaison Office in New York

9 March 2017, New York

“It is of utmost importance for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to build national capacities to implement SDG targets and measure the progress,” said Pietro Gennari, Chief Statistician of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations during the technical briefing –entitled “Measuring up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Contributions from FAO”—that took place on 9 March in New York.

Gennari presented an update on the latest developments in the global SDG indicators process and FAO partnerships in support of building the capacities of Member States’ efforts to monitor progress on the SDGs in the areas of food and agriculture. He explained in depth how FAO’s contributions as the proposed ‘custodian’ UN agency for 21 SDG indicators and a contributing agency for six more.  

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