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.

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
  • Review Tier III work plans and updates
  • Discuss 2020 comprehensive review and additional indicators and develop detailed timeline
  • Discuss data disaggregation of SDG indicators
  • Share experiences on implementing monitoring of the SDGs
  • Other related issues

Resources for participants

  • List of participants (PDF)
  • Preliminary Agenda (PDF) (as of 18 March 2019)
  • Information Note (PDF)
  • Hotel Information (PDF)

Outcome documents

Background documents and weblinks

  • IAEG-SDG Report to the 50th UN Statistical Commission (E/CN.3/2019/2) (PDF)
  • Tier re-classification requests:
  • Review of Data and Metadata Availability for Tier I and II Indicators (PDF)
  • Updates to Tier III Workplans (PDF)
  • Data Disaggregation
  • Data Flows
  • Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD) (PDF)
  • IAEG-SDG Working group on Geospatial Information
    • Report of the Working Group on Geospatial Information to the IAEG-SDGs for its 9th (PDF)
    • A Review of the First Three Years of the Geospatial Working Group (PDF)


    • Agenda item 3. Updates on the work of HLG-PCCB and working groups

    • HLG-PCCB (PDF)
    • Working groups

    • Agenda item 4. SDG implementation and monitoring – VNRs

    • United Kingdom (PDF)
    • Fiji (PDF)
    • Philippines (PDF)
    • Stakeholder engagement (PDF)

    • Agenda item 5. Review of Tier I and II indicators missing data and/or metadata

    • Tier I and II missing data and/or metadata (PDF)

    • Agenda item 6. Review of progress on methodological development of Tier III indicators

    • Review of updates (PDF)
    • UNEP (PDF)
    • UNFCCC (PDF)

    • Agenda item 7. Tier reclassification of indicators

    • UNEP 8.4.1/12.2.1 reclassification (PDF)
    • FAO 14.7.1 reclassification (PDF)
    • OHCHR 10.3.1/16.b.1 reclassification (PDF)
    • OHCHR 16.1.2 reclassification (PDF)
    • UNDP 16.6.2 reclassification (PDF)
    • UNDP 16.7.1(b) reclassification (PDF)
    • UNDP 16.7.1(c) reclassification (PDF)
    • UNDP 16.7.2 reclassification (PDF)
    • UNICEF 4.2.1 reclassification (PDF)

    • Agenda item 8. IAEG-SDG work stream on Data disaggregation

    • Proposed plan of work (PDF)

    • Agenda item 9. SDG implementation and monitoring – data disaggregation

    • Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities (PDF)
    • European Commission (Definition of rural area) (PDF)
    • IUCN (PDF)
    • Brazil (PDF)

    • Agenda item 11. 2020 Comprehensive Review

    • Timeline and criteria (PDF)

    • Agenda item 12. Household surveys and data collection for SDG indicators

    • Ghana (PDF)
    • Samoa (PDF, XLSX)

    • Agenda item 13. Data validation procedures and other data sources

    • UNCCD (PDF)

    • Agenda item 14. SDG implementation and monitoring – other topic case studies and best practices

    • UNICEF (PDF)
    • ESCWA (PDF)
    • UN-Water (PDF)
    • Save the Children (PDF)

    • Agenda item 15. Work plan and next steps

    • Presentation (PDF)