International events on Sustainable Development Goals are held in St. Petersburg
An international seminar on "Statistical Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs) Monitoring" and the meeting of the UNECE CES Steering Group on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals organized jointly by the Federal State Statistics Service of Russian Federation and the World Bank are held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation 12-15 September. Rasim Safarov, Head of the Department of Sustainable Development of the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan is attending the events.
The three-day international workshop and meeting have been devoted to discussion at the global, regional and national levels the achievements in the field of monitoring of SDG indicators, challenges of collection, processing, dissemination, sharing with international organizations and reliability of the national data, country experiences in the field of SDG indicators’ national reporting platforms, as well as initiatives related with global indicators system developed by the IAEG-SDG, statistical capacity building for SDG monitoring, issues of application of Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) to SDG indicators at the national level, availability of satellite images in SDG monitoring, further phases of UNECE Road Map on Statistics for SDGs and the agenda of the Steering Group meeting 2019.
The representative of the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan made presentation and gave detailed information about initiatives of statistical capacity building for SDG monitoring in our country, the concrete duties set forth to responsible authorities by the corresponding Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on establishment of National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan politically contributing to coordination of the process of determination of national indicators on achievement of SDG at the national level, data collection, processing and development of the relevant report, and the national information portal on Sustainable Development Goals developed in the framework of “The State Program on Improvement of the Official Statistics in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2018-2025”.