On the preparation of the National Report, on a voluntary basis Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2017, 4th session of Regional Workshop and the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development was organized by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on 28 and 29-31 March.
In the both events the country was represented by Prof., Dr. Vilayat VALIYEV, and the Director of the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the Head of the Working Group of Economic Development and Decent Employment on implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan.
The target of Regional Workshop on a voluntary basis in 2017 was to strengthen the preparation work of the National Abstracts on the interaction of member states, and to take advantage of opportunities to support the study of existing capabilities and best practices of regional exchange platform.
During one day Regional Workshop which was held on March 28, Prof. VALIYEV draw attention to the organization of the works in the high level on sustainable development goals in 2017, on the voluntary basis, for the preparation of the National Report, participation of the state - the Academy - the private sector - all members of civil society in this society, and in this direction, continousorganization of meetings and discussions at different levels, involvement of relevant government agencies to this work, and the creation of a data bank and conducting analytical work in the direction of capacity building by the State Statistics Committee and the Ministry of Economy.
The final session was chaired by Prof. VALIYEV. He mentioned the importancy of conducting survey and impact analysis due to lack of information and methodological approaches on the assessment of a number of indicators on the implementation of the objectives of sustainable development, creating a database in this direction and a model of creativity in Azerbaijan.Also it was brought to the attention of the participants that there aregood practices on developing mechanisms for decision-making, in condition of lack of information.
The purpose of the forum dedicated to the discussion on the "Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific" is the preparation for High-level Political Forum on sustainable development, which will be held on July 10-19 of this year by UNESCAP.
Thus, within the framework of the Forum the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on the implementation of regional road map was reviewed, at the same time preparation for the High-Level Political Forum issues were discussed.
In the 2nd session of The National Coordinating Council for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan according to thematic plan that was established by UN for High-Level Political Forum which will be held in New-York in July, 2017, it was decided to prepare annual report of Azerbaijan on 6 SDG (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 14th goals) and 17th goal that will be reviewed in every year.
Speaking at the plenary session of the Forum Prof. VALIYEV informed the participants of the Forum on the creation of the National Coordinating Council for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the Decree No. 1066 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated October 6, 2016, the enturstment of The National Coordinating Council for Sustainable Development function to the Ministry of Economy of the Azerbaijan Republic, the establishment of the working groups and all relevant government agencies are represented here, implementation of the work with the support of the UN Office in Baku, conducting discussions and meetings on academia, youth, women, entrepreneurs and on other levels, and execution of stages of proper plans by purposes.
In the implementation of The above-mentioned decree by order of the Minister of Economy administrative coordination of function of the implementation Secretariat of the National Coordinating Council for Sustainable Development assigned to the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
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