Better data can help fight hunger, advance development: FAO

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FAO Chief Statistician Pietro Gennari at UNSD meeting in New York on 9 March 2017 to adopt 230 SDGs indicators. Photo: FAO/Bryce Seockhwan Hwang

Better data can help in the fight against hunger and bring about sustainable development, the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Chief Statistician, Pietro Gennari, said on the margins of a meeting organized by the UN Statistical Commission (UNSD).

The UNSD sets international standards for statistics in order for countries to share data and compare experiences.

On Friday, participants at the meeting adopted 230 global indicators to help track progress of the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.

Each global SDG indicator has been assigned a "custodian" UN agency. FAO is responsible for 21 of them.

Jocelyne Sambira began by asking Mr Gennari how hard it is to monitor hunger and food security around the world.

Duration: 8’08”

 

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