Governments discuss sustainable development in Geneva

16.09.2014

Governments discuss sustainable development in Geneva

Uzbekistan’s Governmental delegation is in Geneva on September 15-16 to discuss how the UN countries’ development will be evaluated after 2015 amid to accelerate the progress of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CER Research Coordinator, Ms. Kamila Mukhamedkhanova, being a part of Uzbek delegation, took part in the Regional Ministerial Consultation on "Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda – The Regional Dimension." The Consultation has been prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional UN Development Group (R-UNDG) for Europe and Central Asia.

Participants of this Ministerial Consultation are representatives from governments, civil society, international organizations and academia. CER, representing a leading Think tank in Central Asia, was invited to share its expertise in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The Consultations are held around the four main themes:

1. Accountability for a Transformative Universal Agenda

2. Lessons from Existing Mechanisms

3. Linkages with National and Global Accountability

4. Scope and Process of Regional Accountability Mechanism.

Currently, CER is finalizing 2nd National Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, in wide consultation with UN agencies represented in Uzbekistan, NGOs, and the Government.

Series of Policy papers, addressing challenges of the long-term development, such as "Food Security in 2025: Availability, Accessibility and Nutrition", "Uzbekistan Towards 2030: A New Social Protection Model for a Changing Economy and Society" serve as inputs for the Uzbekistan Long-term Development Strategy "Vision-2030", the joint project of the Government of Uzbekistan, the World Bank and UNDP.