Seventh meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

9 - 12 Apr 2018   Vienna, Austria
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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 (UNIDO).

This meeting will follow a different format from the 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.

The IAEG-SDGs was established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development at the global level, and to support its implementation.

Meeting objectives

  • Review the tier classification
  • Discuss the implementation of the guidelines on data flows and global data reporting and the development of a document on best practices in global data reporting
  • Review proposals for additional indicators
  • Discuss progress made on the work stream on data disaggregation
  • Share experiences on implementing monitoring of the SDGs
  • Other related issues

Resources for participants

Outcome documents

Background documents and weblinks


  • Agenda item 2. Update on outcome of 49th session of UN Statistical Commission

  • Update on outcome of 49th session of UN Statistical Commission (PDF)

  • Agenda item 3. Update on the working groups

  • Update Interlinkages Working Group (PDF)
  • Update on Geo-Spatial Working Group (PDF)
  • Update SDMX Working Group (PDF)
  • Update on the Joint Subgroup (PDF)

  • Agenda item 4. Data disaggregation:

  • Review of the work plan on data disaggregation (PDF)
  • Presentations by groups on their work on data disaggregation
    • UNICEF - Disability Disaggregation (PDF)
    • UK - Titchfield Group on Ageing (PDF)
    • OHCHR - Human Rights and Legal Aspect of Disaggregation (PDF)
  • International human rights standards and recommendations relevant to the disaggregation of SDG indicators (PDF)

  • Agenda item 5. Tier classification of indicators

  • Criteria and process for upgrading of Tier III indicators (PDF)
  • Review of requests for reclassification of Tier III indicators
    • WHO 3.8.1 reclassification (PDF)
    • UN-Women 5.1.1 reclassification (PDF)
    • UNEP 6.3.2 reclassification (PDF)
    • FAO 14.6.1 and 14.b.1 reclassification (PDF)
    • UNEP and RAMSAR 6.6.1 reclassification (PDF)

  • Agenda item 6 & 11. Experiences on implementing monitoring and reporting on SDGs, including the development and use of National Data Platforms

    • Egypt (PDF)
    • UNIDO (PDF)
    • UN-ECA (PDF)
    • Pradan: academia presentation (PDF)
    • Greece (PDF)
    • 1000 Day app: stakeholder presentation (PDF)
    • UNSD: National Data Platforms (PDF)
    • Belarus (PDF)
    • UN Women (PDF)
    • Earth Observation Data: stakeholder presentation (PDF)
    • CIS-Stat (PDF)
    • Women's Major Group: stakeholder presentation (PDF)

  • Agenda item 7. Use of proxy indicators to monitor targets where indicators are currently Tier III

  • Agenda item 8. Proposed plan of work for consideration of additional indicators

    • Timeline for consideration of additional indicator proposals (PDF)

  • Agenda item 9. Measuring progress made on targets with a 2020 deadline

  • Agenda item 10. Data flows and global data reporting

  • Agenda item 12. Work plan and next steps

    • World plan and next steps (PDF)