Model United Nations of the Russian Far East (MUNRFE) Annual Conference 2017

On December 1-5, 2017 in Vladivostok, Russia, Model United Nations of the Russian Far East (MUNRFE) hosted its Annual Conference. As part of the Conference EDSG Executive Director, Mr. Oleg Dunaev, being also a member of the EVALSDGs network, delivered a number of seminars on various aspects of Sustainable Development and Monitoring & Evaluation.

Mr. Dunaev provided the participants with the basic background of Sustainable Development and fundamental principles and importance of Monitoring & Evaluation. In particular, the following topics were covered:

  • Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the way to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Importance of the SDGs for international community
  • Importance of the SDGs for countries
  • What can everyone do to help achieve SDGs
  • Basic principles of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Development

Additionally, Oleg gave an overview of the role of International organizations in achieving and assessing SDGs. Special attention was paid to:

  • The role of youth in SDGs implementation
  • UN Evaluation Group (UNEG)
  • The importance of Evaluation of the SDGs
  • The role of International evaluation associations in achieving SDGs

All topics were extremely well received by the participants and got a lot of feedback.

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The role of youth and International associations in implementation and evaluation of SDGs