Our Mandate

The Statistical Commission Friends of the Chair Group on Broader Measures of Progress (FOC) was established by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-fourth session (26 February to 1 March 2013) as response to the request of the Rio+20 conference to launch a programme of work on broader measures of progress to complement GDP in order to better inform policy decisions.

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Expert Group Meeting on the indicator framework for the post-2015 development (25-26 February 2015)

The concept note and provisional agenda have been posted on the website of the United Nations Statistics Division. Added 4 February 2014

Report of the FOC to the Statistical Commission February 2015

The report is available in all official languages in the Website of the forty-sixth session of the Statistical Commission Added 4 February 2014

Communication between the Co-Facilitators of the process of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and the Acting Chair of the Statistical Commission

Please find the letter by the Co-Facilitators to the Acting Chair of the Statistical Commission, dated on 19 December 2014, and her response of 12 January 2015, on the identification of indicators and an effective framework of targets and indicators. Added 4 February 2014

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Ongoing work of the Friends of the Chair Group

We are committed to operating in an open, transparent and inclusive manner.

In this section you will find documents and information pertaining to our ongoing work, such as invitation letters, information notes, an overview of the post-2015 process, and more.

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Sustainable development & the post-2015 development agenda

We have been requestedto closely monitor the ongoing debate on development frameworks and to keep the Bureau of the Statistical Commission informed ... in order to ensure that a robust statistical measurement approach is incorporated from the outset in preparations for the post-2015 development agenda.

In this section you will find documents and information pertaining to the ongoing discussion on sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda.

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Broader measures of progress

We have been mandatedto build a work programme to develop broader measures of progress based on a stocktaking exercise of current national, regional and international practices in this field, and to conduct a technical review of these existing efforts with a view to identifying good/best practices and to facilitating the sharing of knowledge, especially for the benefit of developing countries.

In this section you will find documents and information regarding broader measures of progress.

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Questions? Contact us by writing to statistics@un.org.