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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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

New York, 30 June 2016 - The report of the United Nations Secretary-General on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals" (E/2016/75) 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. Read more...

The Secretary-General's report is available in the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish)

Chair of the Statistical Commission addresses the Economic and Social Council

New York, 1 June 2016 - The chair of the Statistical Commission, Ms. Wasmalia Bivar of Brazil, addressed the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 1 June during its Coordination and Management Meeting. Ms. Bivar, who provided her briefing by videolink, informed the Council that the Statistical Commission at its last session in March had agreed “as a practical starting point” on a global indicator framework, which had been developed by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). She also informed the Council of the recent work of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the plans for a first UN World Data Forum to be held in Capetown, South Africa, in January 2017.

The presentation (English, Spanish) was followed by a short Q&A session.

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