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.
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.