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

Application for participation of stakeholders from civil society, academia and private sector

UN DESA Statistics Division is facilitating a nomination process to identify representatives from civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to attend the plenary session of the 9th meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators, taking place in Beirut, Lebanon from 26-28 March 2019.

A volunteer Stakeholder Selection Committee will be set up to ensure broad and inclusive participation in the selection of stakeholder candidates. The committee will review all applications received through this process and determine a list of approximately 50 candidates to attend the plenary session of the Meeting. For more information about the mandate and the work programme of the Committee, click here. Apply for the Committee here by 8 February 2019. Please note that members of the Committee cannot be considered to attend the meeting.

To apply to attend the meeting and for more information about the application requirements, please visit here. The deadline for application to attend is 10 February 2019.

Application Deadlines:
  • Stakeholder Selection Committee: 8 February 2019
  • Application to attend the meeting: 10 February 2019

  • Apply for the Stakeholder Selection Committee here: Submit applications to attend the meeting here:

    Resources for participants

    • Tentative Agenda (PDF) (as of 21 January 2019)