HLG-PCCB

High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development



On 6 March 2015, at its forty-sixth session, the United Nations Statistical Commission created the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB), composed of Member States and including regional and international agencies as observers. The HLG-PCCB aims to establish a global partnership for sustainable development data. The reports annually to the Statistical Commission.

Mandate

The HLG-PCCB and has been tasked to provide strategic leadership for the sustainable development goal implementation process as it concerns statistical monitoring and reporting. The group's current terms of reference are below, as found in E/CN.3/2017/3, Annex III.

Membership

In establishing the HLG-PCCB, the United Nations Statistical Commission requested the use of existing regional mechanisms in order to ensure equitable regional representation and technical expertise. The Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission is a ex-officio member of the HLG-PCCB. In accordance with its terms of reference, the HLG-PCCB updated its membership in May 2017.

United Nations World Data Forum

Following one of the main recommendations contained in the report entitled "A World That Counts" , presented in November 2014 by the United Nations Secretary-General's Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, the Statistical Commission agreed that a United Nations World Data Forum on Sustainable Development Data (UN World Data Forum) would be the suitable platform for intensifying cooperation with various professional groups, such as information technology, geospatial information managers, data scientists, and users, as well as civil society stakeholders.

The UN World Data Forum 2020 will be hosted by Federal Statistics Office, of Switzerland from 18 to 21 October 2020, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Concept note on observers

The concept note provides clarification regarding the openness of meetings to non-member NSOs and the involvement of issue partners on specific areas of work. The note presents an approach that balances the HLG-PCCB's commitment to inclusiveness and transparency while also facilitating the efficiency of the work of HLG-PCCB.

Activities