Events


Twelfth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

2- 4 NOV 2021   Virtual

The twelfth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) will be held virtually from 2 to 4 November 2021.

This annual meeting is open to all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and stakeholders. Participants are requested to register to attend the meeting at the link included below. The deadline to register is Wednesday, 27 October 2021.

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September 2021 Open Virtual Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

22 SEP 2021   Virtual

The IAEG-SDGs will host a virtual meeting, "Measuring and communicating SDG progress around the world," on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 8:00 am EDT. The meeting is open to all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders.

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Twenty-third meeting of the HLG-PCCB

21 Jul 2021   Virtual

The twenty-third meeting of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a Virtual meeting scheduled for Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 7:00 - 9:00am (EDT).

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VNR Lab 4: How data is guiding sustainable recovery from COVID-19 for achieving the SDGs

8 Jul 2021, 8:00 - 9:00am (EDT)   Virtual

The VNR lab will provide a platform for countries to share their experiences-both successes and challenges-in planning and preparing an evidence-based and data-driven VNR in the time of COVID-19. Data and statistics are guiding countries' effort in combating the virus, saving lives and recovering better. Over the last year, countries have faced unprecedented disruptions in statistical operations and a spike in demand for data to monitor and mitigate the effects of the global pandemic.

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June 2021 Open Virtual Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

23 Jun 2021   Virtual

The IAEG-SDGs will host a virtual meeting, "Best practices in SDG monitoring and spotlight on the 2021 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) and Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)," on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 at 8:00 am EDT. The meeting is open to all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders.

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Twenty-second meeting of the HLG-PCCB

26 May 2021   Virtual

The twenty-second meeting of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a Virtual meeting scheduled for Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 7:00 - 9:00am (EDT).

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March 2021 Open Virtual Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

25 Mar 2021   Virtual

The IAEG-SDGs will host a virtual meeting, “Leaving no one behind: Data disaggregation for SDGs,” on Thursday, 25 March 2021 at 8:00 am EDT. The meeting is open to all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders.

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Workshop on Preparing Evidence-based Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) for 2021 HLPF

18 - 19 Jan 2021   Virtual

One of the critical follow-up and review mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the Voluntary National Review (VNR) prepared by Member States and presented at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). In July 2021, forty-four countries plan to present a VNR at the HLPF, many of whom (35 countries) presenting a review for the second or third time. These VNRs, prepared through a country-led process, facilitate the sharing of experiences - both successes and challenges - among Member States, with a view toward accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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Eleventh meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

3 - 5 Nov 2020   Virtual

The eleventh meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held virtually from 3 to 5 November 2020.

This meeting will follow a similar format to the quarterly open meetings held by the IAEG-SDGs since June 2020 and is open to all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and stakeholders. The registration is closed. However, please check the 'Documents' tab for how to follow the meeting events.

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Counted and visible: Global conference on the measurement of gender and intersecting inequalities

26 - 27 Feb 2020   UN Headquarters, New York, NY

Counted and Visible: The global conference on the measurement of gender and intersecting inequalities will create a common understanding among data users and producers on how to measure intersecting inequalities from a gender perspective in order to 'leave no one behind.' It will contribute to current work on data disaggregation to better inform policies and advocacy on gender equality and women's empowerment. The conference will also be a space for dialogue on gender and intersectionality, to have a better understanding on the needs of the most marginalized groups.

This event is co-organized by UN Statistics Division and UN Women.

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Workshop on Data and Statistics for Evidence-based Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)

9 - 12 Dec 2019   Vienna, Austria

The effective follow-up and review of progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets is essential for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. One of the critical follow-up and review mechanisms is the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) prepared by Member States and presented at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). These reviews, prepared through a country-led process, are expected to facilitate sharing of experiences‐both successes and challenges‐among Member States, with a view towards accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. An essential feature of the VNRs includes data and statistics to gauge and measure progress. One important step for the effective usage of data in VNRs is to strengthen the dialogue between data producers – the national statistical system ‐ and data users, who are mainly represented by policy makers in this context. Improved collaboration between national statisticians and policy makers‐an understanding of each other's needs and capabilities‐is essential in the context of a complex, interdisciplinary, multi stakeholder process such as the preparation of VNRs.

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Tenth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

21 - 24 Oct 2019   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The tenth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 21 to 24 October 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

This meeting will follow the same format as the previous IAEG-SDG meeting. There will be a Members meeting taking place during the first day (21 October) and a Plenary Session taking place during the following three days (22 - 24 October). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

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Ninth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

25 - 28 Mar 2019   Beirut, Lebanon

The ninth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 25 to 28 March 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

This meeting will follow the same format as the previous IAEG-SDG meeting. There will be a Members meeting taking place during the first day (25 March) and a Plenary Session taking place during the following three days (26 - 28 March). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

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International Workshop on Data Disaggregation for SDGs

28 - 30 Jan 2019   Bangkok, Thailand

Inclusion is at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Inclusiveness speaks to the notion of empowerment and the principle of non-discrimination and is reflected in the pledge to leave no one behind. To meet the data needs of the 2030 Agenda and address all vulnerable groups, it is important to strengthen national statistical systems to collect and use disaggregated data. In this context, the workshop aims to address some of the challenges faced by the national statistical systems in producing and using disaggregated data to monitor the sustainable development Goals and targets. The workshop is co-organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN-Women, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Asian Development Bank. It will be held at United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand, from 28 to 30 January 2019.

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Eighth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

5 - 8 Nov 2018   Stockholm, Sweden

The eighth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 5 to 8 November 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting will be hosted by Statistics Sweden.

This meeting will follow the same format as the previous IAEG-SDG meeting. There will be a Members meeting taking place during the first day (5 November) and a Plenary Session taking place during the following three days (6 - 8 November). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

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International Workshop on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

26 - 29 June 2018   Beijing, China

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), along with the National Bureau of Statistics of China jointly organized the International Workshop on Sustainable Development Indicators in Beijing, 26-28 June 2018. The workshop brought together close to 80 participants from 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and Latin-America regions, along with experts from UN-ESCAP, SIAP, UNICEF, FAO, and ADB. The workshop focused on various aspects of SDG monitoring at the global, regional and national levels. Participants in the workshop shared their national experiences in SDG monitoring and national SDG data reporting mechanisms and platforms. The workshop also discussed the issues on using household survey data, administrative data and non-traditional data sources for monitoring the SDGs. The workshop concluded with detailed indicator 'clinics' which focused on WASH indicators and agriculture-related SDG indicators.

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Inter-agency Meeting on Preparation for the 2018 SDG Reports

28 Feb - 1 Mar 2018   UN Headquarters, New York, NY

This meeting will convene the focal points and other involved participants from the international agencies responsible for contributing data and storylines on the SDG indicators presented in the 2018 SDG global reports (Secretary-General and glossy report) and global SDG indicator database. The meeting will review inputs received by the submission deadline (16 February), identify gaps in inputs (both storyline and data) and brainstorm on the content and main messages of storylines to include in the reports. In addition, the meeting will allow an opportunity for agencies and the Secretariat to discuss any technical issues regarding data and data/metadata sharing for the SDG indicators and possible strategies for collaboration andcoordination moving forward.

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Seventh meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

9 - 12 Apr 2018   Vienna, Austria

The seventh meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) will be held from 9 to 12 April 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

This meeting will follow a different format from previous IAEG-SDG meetings. There will be a Members meeting taking place during the first day (9 April) and a Plenary Session taking place during the following three days (10 - 12 April). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

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Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

11 - 14 Nov 2017   Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

The sixth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 11 to 14 November 2017 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The meeting will be hosted by The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT).

This meeting will follow the same format as previous IAEG-SDG meetings, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days (11 - 12 November) and a Plenary Session taking place during the second two days (13 - 14 November). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

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Fifth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

28- 31 March 2017   Ottawa, Canada

The fifth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 28 to 31 March 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. The meeting will be hosted by Statistics Canada.

This meeting will follow the same format as the 4th IAEG-SDG meeting, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days (28 - 29 March) and a Plenary Session taking place during the second two days (30 - 31 March). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

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Inter-agency Meeting on Preparation for the 2017 SDG Reports

1 - 2 March 2017   UN Headquarters, New York, NY

This meeting will bring together the focal points and other involved participants from the international agencies responsible for submitting storylines and data for the 2017 SDG global reports and the global SDG indicator database. The meeting will provide an opportunity to review inputs received by the submission deadline, review missing inputs and brainstorm content and main messages for the reports. In addition, it will allow an opportunity for agencies and the Secretariat to discuss how to improve quality and availability of data and review any measurement issues regarding the SDG indicators, as well as discuss how to move forward for future collaboration among agencies.

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First United Nations World Data Forum to be hosted by Statistics South Africa

15 - 18 January 2017   Cape Town

Statistics South Africa will host the first United Nations World Data Forum from 16 to 18 January 2017, with an opening ceremony the evening of 15th January, in Cape Town.

The first UN World Data Forum will bring together public and private measurements experts, statistical producers, information system specialists, and users as well as all other key stakeholders to discuss data for sustainable development.

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Fourth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

15 - 18 November 2016   Geneva

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 15 to 18 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

This meeting will have a slightly different format from prior meetings of the IAEG-SDGs, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days (15 – 16 November) and a Plenary Session taking place during the second two days (17 – 18 November). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

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Sixth meeting of the HLG-PCCB

29 - 30 September 2016   Budapest

The sixth meeting of the High-level group on partnership, cooperation and capacity building for the 2030 Agenda (HLG-PCCB) will be held from 29 to 30 September 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

The main objectives of the sixth meeting of the HLG-PCCB are to review the Global Action Plan, review and discuss the status of preparation of the upcoming UN World Data Forum, and prepare the 2017 workplan of the HLG-PCCB. This meeting is open to HLG-PCCB members and selected issue partners.

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Global Preparatory Seminar for the UN World Data Forum

7 - 9 September 2016   Guilin, Guangxi Province

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) will jointly organize a Global Preparatory Seminar for the UN World Data Forum in Guilin, China, from 7-9 September 2016.

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Fifth meeting of the HLG-PCCB

25 - 26 MAY 2016   Budapest

The fifth meeting of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB), is being held on 25-26 May 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

The main objectives of the fifth meeting of the HLG-PCCB are to review and discuss the Global Action Plan for Data and incorporate key points from issue partners, and further define the next steps in the organization of the UN World Data Forum, including an update by the host country.

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Third meeting of the HLG-PCCB

14-15 JAN 2016   New York

The third meeting of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB), was held from 14-15 January 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Second meeting of the HLG-PCCB

11 NOV 2015   Teleconference

The High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB) held its second meeting via teleconference, on 11 October 2015, from 7:00am to 9:00am (New York time).

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Second meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

26 - 28 OCT 2015   Bangkok

The Second Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) took place on 26-28 October 2015 in Bangkok.

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First meeting of the HLG-PCCB

7 OCT 2015   Teleconference

The High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB) held its first meeting via teleconference, on 7 October 2015, from 7:00am to 9:00am (New York time).

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International Seminar on SDGs

16 - 17 SEP 2015   Seoul

UN DESA's Statistics Division and Statistics Korea organized an International Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges for National Statistical System, to be held on 16-17 September 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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First meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

1 - 2 JUN 2015   New York

The First Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) took place on 1-2 June 2015 in New York.

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