IAEG-SDGs

Inter-agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators


On 6 March 2015, at its forty-sixth session, the United Nations Statistical Commission created an Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), composed of Member States and including regional and international agencies as observers. The IAEG-SDGs will provide a proposal of a global indicator framework (and associated global and universal indicators) for consideration by the Statistical Commission at its forty-seventh session in March 2016.

Mandate

The IAEG-SDGs has been tasked to develop an indicator framework for the goals and targets of the post-2015 development agenda at the global level, and to support its implementation.

Membership

In establishing the IAEG-SDGs, the United Nations Statistical Commission requested the use of existing regional mechanisms in order to ensure equitable regional representation and technical expertise. The Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission is a ex-officio member of the IAEG-SDGs.

Working Groups

At its third meeting, the IAEG-SDGs decided to form three working groups to address specific areas relevant to SDG indicator implementation. The three working groups are on SDMX, Geo-spatial information, and Interlinkages. The IAEG-SDGs recently finalised the terms of reference for the three groups (which can be found below) and each group's membership. The Working Groups will decide on their detailed work plan, methods of work, and communication and coordination mechanisms with other partners. Countries that are not members of the IAEG-SDGs, international organisations, civil society, academia and the private sector will be invited to participate in the groups subject to criteria that will be established by each working group.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Interlinkages Working Group of the IAEG-SDGs

The Interlinkages Working Group of the IAEG-SDGs is having an open call for expressions of interest in joining the group. Interested individuals are invited to express their interest in joining as a full member, thematic expert or observer. Please click on the following link for more information and to complete the Expression of Interest Form

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