The first focal point meetings with ten budgetary units and three UN agencies was conducted on July 17th, 2016 in conference hall of the Ministry of Economy.
After recitation of some verses from the holy Quran, the meeting started with the opening speech of H.E Deputy Minister of Technical. The importance of the SDGs in the developing of the country and the significance of the sectorial meetings to develop the Afghanistan’s Sustainable Development Goals (A-SDGs) covered under the opening speech.
The targets and indicators of the first and second goals of the SDGs were discussed. In the meeting, the leading and supporting agencies responsible for each target were identified and the budgetary units were asked to identify the relevant baselines as well as the annual targets within two weeks.
The meetings are to be continued till August 9, 2016 and it is expected to have the first draft of the Afghan-SDGs finalized by the end of the meetings.