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The 50th Session of the Statistical Commission

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

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.

Launch of Open SDG Data Hub

As part of the Federated Information Systems for the SDGs initiatives presented at the 49th Session of the UN Statistical Commission, the Statistics Division has launched an Open SDG Data Hub to promote the exploration, analysis, and use of authoritative SDG data sources for evidence-based decision-making and reviews.

2018 Statistics Division in Brief


The United Nations Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. Read more


Meetings and events


New York    18 - 20 June 2018
Forum of Experts in SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting
New York    16 - 18 May 2018
Fifth Meeting of the Expert Group on Environment Statistics
Port of Spain    15 - 18 May 2018
Regional validation workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics
Addis Ababa    14 - 18 May 2018
Third Regional Workshop of the Development Account Project on Strengthening Capacity for Post-2015 Monitoring
Rome    7 - 9 May 2018
Handbook on Accounting for Global Value Chains

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