Expert Group Meeting on data disaggregation

27 - 29 June 2016   New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and UNICEF are organizing an Expert Group Meeting on data disaggregation, to be held at the UNICEF House, New York, on 27-29 June 2016. The meeting is being convened to bring together statistical experts working on producing data by various types of disaggregation, such as age, sex, ethnicity, and others as specified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2030 Agenda requires a large amount of high quality, timely and disaggregated data as the necessary means of addressing all groups of the population and ensuring that no one individual is left behind. This meeting of experts aims to review national practices and the current status of methods for data disaggregation and coverage of various population groups in data production and analysis. It represents an initial step towards developing a toolkit on disaggregation methodologies for use in national settings aimed at producing statistics and data for global review and follow up. Over the course of the three-day meeting, suggestions on areas that need further work will also be highlighted.