Strengthening basic statistics to support the Sustainable Development Goals

23-02-2016  – 26-02-2016 Quito

UN DESA’s Statistics Division is organizing the final regional workshop within the UN Development Account project “Supporting Developing Countries Measure Progress Towards Achieving a Green Economy” in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on 23-26 February.

The workshop, entitled “Strengthening basic statistics to support the Sustainable Development Goals” will take place on 23-26 February 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, and is co-organized by the statistical office of Ecuador – INEC.

The workshop will summarize and evaluate the activities of the project, provide a forum for the sharing of experiences among the pilot and non-pilot countries of the project, as well as discuss ways to apply the knowledge gained in producing statistics and indicators in the domains of environment, energy, agriculture and industry to the proposed indicators for measuring the targets for key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop will also discuss how the work carried out in this project will be linked to future activities by UNSD and partnering agencies, including, but not limited to, the measurement of the SDGs.

A similar workshop will take place in March/April 2016, for the Asia Pacific region in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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