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Proposals by the Delegation of the Islamic Republic of IRAN

Working Document for 5 – 9 May Session of Open Working Group
Focus Areas 1 and 2

Priorities which should be considered in the Chapeau/ Introduction of the Report of the OWG:
- National Ownership of the economic development
- Policy space
- Measurability of the Targets
- Targets are global in nature which should be tailored nationally

Focus area 1. Poverty eradication, building shared prosperity and promoting equality

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

a) eradicate extreme poverty by 2030
b) reduce the proportion of people living below national poverty lines by 2030
c) by 2030 implement nationally appropriate social protection measures including floors , with focus on coverage of the most marginalized vulnerables
d) build resilience of the poor and reduce by x% deaths and economic losses related to disasters
e) achieve ensuring equal access to full and productive employment decent work for all, who seek employment, including women and young people and people in vulnerable situations
f) ensure equality of economic opportunity for all women and men , including secure rights to own land, property and other productive assets resources and access to financial services for all women and men
g) ensure that adequate policy space is given to developing countries by International organisations;
h) create and enhance an enabling environment aimed at expanding the development opportunities of developing countries by all, especially by the UN and developed countries;
i) developed countries commit to provide x% per cent of gross national income (GNI) for official development assistance (ODA) for developing countries;

Other appropriate means of implementation

Focus area 2. Sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition

End hunger and improve nutrition for all through sustainable agriculture and improved food systems
a) all people have access to adequate (safe, affordable, diverse and nutritious) food all year round
b) end malnutrition in all its forms, notably stunting and wasting in children under five years of age
c) by 2030 ensure sustainable food production systems with high yields, and reduce intensity of use of water by at least x%, chemicals by at least y%, and energy by at least z%
d) commit to help developing countries in enhancing their capacities and facilitate affordable access to related technologies;
e) by 2030 achieve access to adequate inputs, knowledge, productive resources, financial services and markets for developing countries, especially small farmers and fishers, with a particular focus on women and indigenous peoples
f) reduce the global rate of loss and waste along the food supply chain by 50 percent by 2030
g) all countries have in place sustainable land-use policies by 2020, and all drought-prone countries develop and implement drought preparedness policies by 2020
h) achieve climate-smart agricultureal development that is resilient and adaptable to extreme weather including drought, climate change and natural disasters
i) achieve by 2030 protection of agricultural biodiversity, including through use of the practices and local knowledge related to agro-biodiversity and diversity of food, as well as enhancing the capacities of developing countries and facilitate affordable access for them to related technologies
j) Ensure adequate international support through finance and technology as well as institution building and capacity building to implement national rural development and agricultural policies by developing countries