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Open Consultation on Possible Refinements to the Global Indicator Framework

In follow-up to the 47th Statistical Commission decision 47/101 (e), “Requested the Inter-Agency and Expert Group to take into account the specific proposals for refinements of the indicators made by Member States during the discussion”, the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is conducting an open consultation on possible refinements for a limited set of indicators in the global indicator

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First United Nations World Data Forum to be hosted by Statistics South Africa

Statistics South Africa will host the first United Nations World Data Forum from 16 to 18 January 2017, with an opening ceremony the evening of 15th January, in Cape Town.

The first UN World Data Forum will bring together public and private measurements experts, statistical producers, information system specialists, and users as well as all other key stakeholders to discuss data for sustainable development.

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Sixth meeting of the HLG

The sixth meeting of the High-level group on partnership, cooperation and capacity building for the 2030 Agenda (HLG-PCCB) will be held from 29 to 30 September 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

The main objectives of the sixth meeting of the HLG-PCCB are to review the Global Action Plan, review and discuss the status of preparation of the upcoming UN World Data Forum, and prepare the 2017 workplan of the HLG-PCCB. This meeting is open to HLG-PCCB members and selected issue partners.

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Fourth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 18 to 21 October 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The first two days (18 – 19 October) will be a Members meeting and the second two days (20 – 21 October) will be a Plenary Session. During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are welcome to attend.

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