The first session of Working Group of Interdepartmental Ecological Commission on coordinating Sustainable Development Goals was held

27-04-2017

The first session of Working Group of Interdepartmental Ecological Commission on coordinating Sustainable Development Goals established within the frameworks of implementing UN ''Sustainable Development Goals'' in Armenia took place in the RA Ministry of Nature Protection.

Co-Chairman of the working group, RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Kh. Hakobyan delivered opening remarks. The RA Deputy Minister, welcoming the guests, illustrated the importance of coordination on the implementation opportunities and perspectives of “Sustainable Development Goals”.

The workshop was attended by President of Association " For Sustainable Human Development" K. Danielyan, the members of Commission on Sustainable Development Goals, intrested departments, representatives of NGOs. An absording discussion was led over the provisions of Goals, essential issues and solution proposals to address the latter between the working group and invitees.

The priorities of Working group of Ecological Commission for ''Sustainable Development Goals” are the following:

  • Ensure accessibility and sustainable management of water and hygienic conditions for all
  • Undertake urgent actions towards combating climate change and climate change impacts
  • Be watchful for the conservation and sustainable utilization of oceans, seas and water resources directed to sustainable development
  • Preserve, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development objective

As a result of the discussion, there was reached an arrangement to submit opinions and suggestions within ten days, which will be taken into consideration, while fulfilling the project. Kh. Hakobyan offered to involve the private sector in the project works: the NGOs and departments having issues related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the end of the meeting there was decided to have another meeting with new officers of the working group next month alongside developed propositions, further steps, adjusted package of indicators for sustainable development goals.

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