Fourth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs


15 - 18 Nov 2016   Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 15 to 18 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

This meeting will have a slightly different format from prior meetings of the IAEG-SDGs, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days (15 – 16 November) and a Plenary Session taking place during the second two days (17 – 18 November). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

The IAEG-SDGs was established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development at the global level, and to support its implementation.

Meeting objectives

  • Finalise the initial tier system for indicators
  • Establish a process for the refinement of indicators
  • Review work plans for Tier III indicators
  • Discuss options for those indicators that do not have a proposed custodian agency
  • Review data flows from national to regional and global level and discuss best practices for the delivery of these data

Meeting Videoconference

A videoconference link via Webex will be available for the plenary session of the 4th IAEG-SDG Meeting (17-18 November 2016):

Audio connection is also available:

  • +44-203-478-5289 Call-in toll number (UK)
  • Global call-in numbers are available from the above weblink under 'More information'
  • Access code: 953 214 490

Please note that the above link will provide video and audio of the plenary session of the 4th IAEG-SDG Meeting, but the ability to provide interventions through this service will not be available.

For information:

  • 1 Opening remarks
  • 2 Update on the outcomes of ECOSOC and HLPF on SDG indicators and follow-up and review
  • 3 Update on the work of the High-Level group for partnership, coordination and capacity-building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

For discussion:

  • 4 Presentation of the updated tier system
  • 5 Stakeholder Interventions
  • 6 Review of plans for Tier III indicators and review proposals of developments of indicators that currently do not have an agency involved in their development
  • 7 Review of plans for Tier III indicators and review proposals of developments of indicators that currently do not have an agency involved in their development (continued)
  • 8 Stakeholder Interventions
  • 9 Refinement of indicators and future revisions of the indicator framework
  • 10 Reporting from national to international statistical systems
  • 11 Stakeholder Interventions
  • 12 Work plan on data disaggregation and discussion of strategies and best practices for increasing the levels of disaggregation for SDG indicators
  • 13 Work plan and next steps

Resources for participants

  • Provisional Agenda (PDF)
  • List of Participants (PDF)
  • Information note (PDF)

Outcome documents

Background documents

  • Tier Classification for Global SDG Indicators (as of 10 November 2016) (PDF)
  • Work Plans for Tier III Indicators (PDF)
  • General principles for refining the indicator framework (PDF)
  • Draft Concept Note: Side Event on Household Surveys as a source of data for the SDGs (organized by the World Bank) (PDF)
  • Compiled Results of Open Consultation on Possible Refinements (xlsx)
  • International statistical data flows and data collection by UNSD (PDF)
  • Draft Concept Note: Side Event on Country guidelines for SDG reporting (organized by UNDP) (PDF)

Other Documents

  • The Sustainable Development Goals Interface Ontology (SDGIO): Progress and peer review (PDF)

Presentations


  • Agenda item 4: Presentation of the updated tier system

  • Tier system for the indicators (PDF)

  • Agenda item 6, 7: Review of plans for Tier III indicators and review proposals of developments of indicators that currently do not have an agency involved in their development

  • Review of plans for Tier III indicators and review proposals of developments of indicators that currently do not have an agency involved in their development (PDF)

  • Agenda item 9: Refinement of indicators and future revisions of the indicator framework

  • Refinement of indicators (PDF)
  • Refinements and reviews to the indicator framework (PDF)
  • Refinements of indicators and future revisions to the indicator framework: Addi-onal Indicators (PDF)

  • Agenda item 10: Reporting from national to international statistical systems

  • Reporting from National to International Statistical System (PDF)

  • Agenda item 12: Work plan on data disaggregation and discussion of strategies and best practices for increasing the levels of disaggregation for SDG indicators

  • Work plan on data disaggrega-on and discussion of strategies and best prac-ces for increasing the levels of disaggrega-on for SDG indicators (PDF)

  • Agenda item 13: Work plan and next steps

  • Work Plan and Next Steps (PDF)

  • Side Event on Household Surveys as a source of data for the SDGs
    (organized by the World Bank)

  • World Bank Household Survey Program (PDF)
  • The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey Program - The Role of Household Surveys in Support of the Sustainable Development Agenda (UNICEF) (PDF)

Stakeholder Statements


  • Thursday, 17 November AM

  • Oral statement - Tier III, environment (By Eleanor Mitch, Centre International de Droit Comparé de l'Environnement, on behalf of the Civil Society Organisations) (PDF)
  • Oral statement (Delivered by Chantal Umuhoza from Pro-Femmes on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Oral statement (Delivered by Arelys Bellorini, World Vision on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Private Sector Statement (International Agri-Food Network Statement) (PDF)

  • Thursday, 17 November PM

  • Oral statement (Delivered by Matt Simonds, International Trade Union Federation on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Oral statement (Delivered by Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Oxfam on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Civil Society Statement on Review and Refinement (II) (delivered by Verity McGivern, HelpAge International and the Stakeholder Group on Ageing) (PDF)
  • Civil Society Statement on National, Regional and International Statistical Data Flows and Data Collection (Delivered by Jennifer Vinas-Forcade, Latin America and Caribbean Youth Alliance on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Private Sector Statement (International Fertilizer Association and the Global Business Alliance) (PDF)

  • Friday, 18 November

  • Oral statement (Delivered by Jose Maria Nunag on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Oral statement (Delivered by Kate Lappin on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Work plans for Global SDG Indicators Categorised as Tier III (Statement delivered by Sai Jyothirmai Racherla, ARROW) (PDF)
  • Oral statement (Delivered by Arelys Bellorini, World Vision on behalf of Civil Society organisations) (PDF)
  • Private Sector Statement (PDF)