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.
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.
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 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, 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.
Consultation on the Implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan - Current Practices
The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP) was launched at the first United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) in January 2017 and adopted by the Statistical Commission at its 47th session in March 2017. The CTGAP calls for a full, active and focused commitment from governments, policy leaders and the international community to enhance capacity building to support national plans to implement the sustainable development goals and meet the widening, increasing and evolving needs of data users. Meeting the data challenges of the SDGs and implementing the CTGAP will require increased investments in international and national data and statistical systems.
This consultation asks you to identify any concrete actions that your office/country/organization has being carrying out to implement the CTGAP and its strategic areas and objectives. The consultation is divided into six sections – one for each strategic area. Under each strategic area, the consultation asks you to describe the activities and projects that are planned and being carried out under each objective(s). If you have implemented multiple activities within one strategic area, please specify in the space provided for each activity which objective is being addressed. You can provide information for any or all strategic areas and you can skip through strategic areas where your organization has not conducted any activities.
The HLG-PCCB has developed a paper addressing Better Data for Sustainable Development: Implementing the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Data for the 2030 Agenda in which financing for statistical capacity development of national statistical systems to support evidence-based follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is addressed. This paper reflects the views of a large number of stakeholders representing different data communities, national statistical systems, donors and development partners. Please share any comments on financing for data in the space provided within this consultation.
The consultation will take place from 11 to 31 October 2018.
Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data
Better Data for Sustainable Development: Implementing the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Data for the 2030 Agenda
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.
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