National Workshop on Localised Set of SDG16 Indicators in Kazakhstan was held in Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan, 21-22 January 2020. UNODC Programme Office in Kazakhstan within the framework of its Programme for Central Asia 2015-2020 and in support of the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kazakhstan has held a National workshop on Localised Set of Sustainable Development Goal 16 Indicators. This two-day workshop was organised with the final support of the Embassy of Canada in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

"The Government of Kazakhstan at the highest level recognises that much attention needs to be paid to the SDGs and its indicators and the detailed development of each SDG indicator. The implementation of one of the basic principles of the SDGs "leave no one behind" can only be ensured with the proper localization of goals and further nationalization of SDG indicators and targets. This principle is also the basis of the concept of a "listening state", actively promoted by the government of Kazakhstan. I hope that this workshop will contribute to improving the effectiveness of policies and measures that are being developed and implemented under SDG16", noted Norimasa Shimomura, UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan.

Building upon the progress made by Kazakhstan towards the implementation of the SDGs in the country, this activity aimed to support Government's further efforts in SDGs nationalisation and localisation process as related to indicators for which UNODC is custodian, in particular SDG 16. SDG 16 is key to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as peaceful and inclusive societies, ensured access to justice for all as well as effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels are crucially important for achieving all SDGs. 

Ainur Dossanova, Head of SDGs Statistics Unit, Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan highlighted the importance and usefulness of this event, particularly, methodological support from UNODC as a custodian agency for a number of SDG indicators in order to carry out quality monitoring at the national level.

The workshop led by the UNODC experts from the Data Development and Dissemination Unit and UNODC-KOSTAT Centre of Excellence for Statistics on Crime and Criminal Justice in Asia and the Pacific, with contribution from the UNODC Strategic Planning and Inter-Agency Affairs Unit and the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub contributed to enhancing knowledge and skills of 25 Government officials of Kazakhstan on collection and analysis of crime and criminal justice data in line with the international standards to support implementing, monitoring and reporting on SDG 16 indicators. In addition, the workshop provided an opportunity to train the staff of relevant national authorities on the UNODC methodologies on victimisation and corruption surveys to promote evidence-based policy-making on crime prevention and anti-corruption.

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