The Indexing and Information Systems Center of the Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine participated in the activities of the workshop held by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, on launching the report on the sustainable development data and the data exchange platform, which was prepared by the Ministry's Central Bureau of Statistics.
The representative of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine and the director of the Center for Indexing and Information Systems affiliated to the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department in it, Mr Hassanein al-Mousawi explained to the Kafeel network, saying: “Participation in this workshop was at the invitation of the ministry, given that the library of the Holy Shrine is one of the actors in achieving sustainable development goals. And thanks to the concerted efforts of its employees, it was able to achieve clear progress in this field within its specialization. This workshop, which was attended by a number of experts, specialists, university professors, and representatives of the private sector and civil society, was held to promote the goals of sustainable development and the continuation of the efforts of the statistical cadres in monitoring the development goals, the official records and the impact of crises on progress made before and during the crisis."
He added, "The workshop also dealt with the localization of sustainable development indicators related to the environmental and economic dimensions, as well as sustainable development paths within the national content. It also witnessed the launch of the report and the data platform for sustainable development."
Qusay Abdel Fattah Raouf, Director General of Technical Affairs at the Central Bureau of Statistics said: “The report aims to initiate measures that will lead to expanding the capacity of statistical monitoring of the sustainable development goals, by supporting civil society organizations in Iraq, ministries and executive departments, to assess the adequacy of currently available data and identifying missing data."
The conference included also extensive discussions between the specialized teams, including the Poverty Alleviation Team, the Human Development Team, the Cities and Settlements Team and the Green Economy Team.