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Stefan Schweinfest guest on the Stats+Stories podcast

Stefan Schweinfest, UN Director of the Statistics Division (UNSD/DESA), was the guest on the Stats+Stories podcast (7 March 2019).

The 50th Session of the Statistical Commission

The 50th session took place in New York from 5 ‐ 8 March 2019.The provisional annotated agenda is now available here.

2019 Statistics Division in Brief

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Launch of the SDG Report 2018

20 June 2018 - The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 reviews progress in the third year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda presenting an overview with charts and infographics of highlights of the 17 Goals, followed by chapters that focus in more depth on the Goals under review at the high-level political forum in July 2018. Follow the launch live on 20 June at 11am ET via webtv.un.org

SDG Data and Metadata Updated

20 June 2018 - The Global SDG database containing updated data on the official SDG indicators has been released in June 2018. Data were compiled though the UN System and other international organisations in preparation for the Secretary-General's annual report on the "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals" (E/2018/64), its accompanying Statistical Annex and SDG Report 2018. The metadata repository containing the latest reference metadata information for the available indicator data has also been updated.
For detail information, visit the Global Database and metadata repository pages.

Meetings and events


New York    20 - 22 May 2019
Second meeting of the Expert Group on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics

New York    21 - 23 May 2019
Sixth Meeting of the Expert Group on Environment Statistics

New York    28 - 30 May 2019
First Meeting of the Friends of the Chair Group

New York    29 - 31 May 2019
Expert Group Meeting on the Handbook on Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems: Communication for Development

New York    11 - 13 June 2019
2nd Meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Business and Trade Statistics

New York    18 - 20 June 2019
Meeting of the Technical Subgroup for the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities

Johannesburg    24 - 28 June 2019
Regional Workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics

New York    1 - 3 July 2019
Second meeting of the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks

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