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In September 2015, the global community agreed on a transformative agenda for people, planet, and prosperity called the 2030 Agenda and a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals are aspirational in nature, and attempts to measure the inter-linked SDG pillars of economic growth, social justice, and sustainable development. Accurate, disaggregated data that is compiled from subnational to national levels will provide a clear picture of the journey ahead in advancing sustainable development and the betterment of people— especially the most vulnerable and marginalized population - across nations.

Streamlining the efforts for stronger synergies between SDGs and ICPD, UNFPA and UNECE will co-organize a “Regional Meeting on the Integration of ICPD Related Indicators into SDGs Adaptation at Regional and Country Level” held on 2-4 November in Geneva.  The meeting aims to:

a) Identify the linkages and complementarity between the 2030 Agenda and ICPD beyond 2014 UNECE Regional outcomes;

b) Take stock of the ICPD related indicators that countries have considered; c) provide technical guidance on how to collect/standardise/harmonise / disaggregate each of these indicators, and review their current availability and data collection practices and options;

d) Share national, regional and global experience, including for data production and analyses for voluntary review and reporting at HLPF.

Over the course of the three-day meeting, suggestions on areas that need further support will also be highlighted, including the regional ICPD monitoring framework to prepare for the 5-year ICPD review meeting in 2018.

Belarus on the meeting is represented by

Ms Darya Bartashevich, Head of the Department of Demographic Statistics and Statistics of Public Health of the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus

Mr Andrei Taranda,
Deputy Head of the Department of Global Policy and Humanitarian Cooperation, Chief Directorate of Multilateral Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

Ms Elena Kasko, Assistant Representative at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Belarus