Events

Ninth meeting of the HLG-PCCB


7-9 NOV 2017   Ramallah

The 9th meeting of the High-level group on partnership, cooperation and capacity building for the 2030 Agenda (HLG-PCCB) will be held from 7 to 8 and on the 9th November 2017 in Ramallah, Palestine. The meeting will be hosted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistic. The third day is a special event hosted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Please note that this meeting is open to HLG-PCCB members and selected issue partners only.

Meeting objectives are to review and discuss

  • decisions of the Statistical Commission and the resolution;
  • implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan and Capacity Building;
  • preparations for the second United Nations World Data Forum; and
  • preparations for the report of the HLG and the 2018 workplan of the HLG to be submitted to the UN Statistical Commission, and the timeline for 3rd UN WDF bidding.

(as of 28 July 2017)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

  • Registration of participants  9:00am—9:30am
  • Closed session 9:00am—10:30am
    • -Welcome new members
    • -Election of co-chair
    • -Representation of the HLG-PCCB in the Programme Committee for the second UN World Data Forum
  • 1Opening 10:30—11:00
    • -Welcome from Host
    • -Remarks from co-Chairs
    • -Remarks from UNSD
    • -Introduction of issue partners

Coffee break  11:00—11:20

  • 2 Decisions of the Statistical Commission and the General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/71/313) 11:30am—12:30pm
    • a.Decisions of the Statistical Commission
      • i. Open Data - presentation of the International Seminar on Open Data for the SDGs held in Korea, September 2017
    • b. General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/71/313) and implications on the work of the HLG-PCCB
    • c. Discussion

Lunch  12:30—14:00


  • 3 Implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan and Capacity Building 14:00—15:45
    • aImplementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan
      • -Update by co-Chair
      • -Presentation by Secretariat
      • -Tour de table on national experiences
      • -Discussion

Coffee break  15:45—16:00


    • bCapacity building 16:00—17:00
      • -Reporting on the work of the Joint Sub-group
        • 1. Priorities of Tier II indicators
      • -Presentation by issue partners on capacity building activities
      • -Discussion on mobilization of resources

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

  • 1Update on preparations for the second United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) 9:30—11:00
    • -Update by the Secretariat on the Programme Committee
    • -Update by the Secretariat on preparations for the second UNWDF and key milestones and timeline for the second UNWDF
    • -Update by the host country on the venue and logistical information (via Webex)
    • -Presentation by the Programme Committee co-chairs
    • -Discussion
  • Coffee break  11:00—11:20


  • 2Continued discussions 11:20—12:20
  • 3Closing 13:00—14:30
  • Lunch  13:00—14:30


  • 4Closed session 14:30—17:00
    • -Proposed work plan for 2018
    • -Preparation of the report of the HLG to the UN Statistical Commission
    • -Other activities, including UN Statistical Commission side events, HLPF side events, and UNGA
    • -Timeline for the bidding of the 3rd UN World Data Forum
    • -Any other business

Thursday, 9 November 2017

    • -An all-day event on official statistics in the State of Palestine, including meetings with PCBS's close partners and a glimpse on how official statistics are produced in Palestine (Additional information and details to follow).