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A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require a solid framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress, inform policy and ensure accountability of all stakeholders.

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

New York, 19 August 2016 - Statistics South Africa will host the first United Nations World Data Forum from 16 to 18 January 2016, with an opening ceremony the evening of 15th January, in Cape Town.

The UN WDF 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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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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Secretary-General launches The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016

New York, 19 July 2016 - The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016 presents an overview of where the world stands relative to the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda, supported by multiple charts and infographics. This report follows the recently published report of the United Nations Secretary-General on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals" (E/2016/75), both of which are based on the proposed global indicator framework that was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed, as a practical starting point, by the UN Statistical Commission in March this year.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016 will become available shortly in the six official languages of the United Nations.

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The launch of The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016 is accompanied by the launch of the Global SDG Indicators Database, which presents country level data and global and regional aggregates compiled through the UN System and other international organizations.

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Secretary-General's report on Progress towards the SDGs is now available

The report of the Secretary-General on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals" (E/2016/75) is now available in the six official languages of the United Nations. This Secretary-General's report presents the first overview of the current global situation relative to the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda, on the basis of the proposed global indicator framework that was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed, as a practical starting point, by the UN Statistical Commission in March this year.

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