Third meeting of the HLG


14-15 JAN 2016   UNHQ, New York

The third meeting of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for post-2015 monitoring (HLG for post-2015 monitoring), will be held from 14-15 January 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Meeting objectives

The main objectives of the third meeting of the HLG for post-2015 are to:

  • review the mandate and working mechanisms of the group;
  • discuss strategic aspects of the implementation of a global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator framework, and
  • discuss next steps in the HLG programme of work for 2016, including the organization of the World Forum on Sustainable Development Data.

  • 1Opening
  • 2Mandate and working mechanisms of the HLG
    • -Review of HLG terms of reference and summary of HLG activities in 2015
    • -Relationship with the IAEG-SDGs
  • 3Strategic aspects of the implementation of a global SDG indicator framework
    • -Role of official statistical systems in harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development
    • -Partnerships between the statistical community and other stakeholders
    • -Priority areas for funding and resource mobilization
    • -Relationship between national and global monitoring and reporting
  • 4HLG programme of work for 2016
    • -World Forum on Sustainable Development Data (World Data Forum)
    • -Other activities, including UN Statistical Commission side event on partnerships for sustainable development data
  • 5Conclusions and next steps

Background documents

  • Report of the High Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for post 2015 monitoring (47th session of the Statistical Commission) (PDF)
  • Report of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (47th session of the Statistical Commission) (PDF)
  • Report on the transformative agenda for official statistics (47th session of the Statistical Commission) (PDF)
  • Report on emerging issues: the data revolution (46th session of the Statistical Commission) (PDF)
  • "A world that counts" - Report of the Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (URL)