Countries Amplifying Concerns About Inadequate Proposed SDG Indicators
Our message has been heard loud and clear. Countries and organizations are agreeing with our position and registering their comments on the SDG indicators. As a result, our arguments are now firmly on the agenda for discussion in Bangkok next month at the second meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs).
Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Singapore, Turkey and others have amplified our concerns that the proposed indicator for Target 3.9 is inadequate and should be broadened to take into consideration water and soil contamination as well, and not be limited to just outdoor air pollution levels.
Additionally, our supporters have also asked that the indicators, which now only measure risk in the population exposed, take into account death and illnesses, making that a core factor instead.
These proposed refinements to the indicators are key as they will determine the framework for monitoring the goals and targets of the post-2015 development agenda at the global level, which will determine the support and success of the SDGs.
Thanks to all for their continuing support. Our global alliance is continuing to prove its strength!
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