Update on the status of work

During recent months, the FOC has focused its activities in supporting the OWG. Added July 2014

Matching of indicators

The FOC matched selected indicator sets (MDGs, CES SDI, SDSN) with the targets contained in the zero draft discussed by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) in June. This analysis was made available to the Co-Chairs of the OWG. Added 27 June 2014

Statistical notes

The Compendium of statistical notes has been transmitted to the OWG. Please find enclosed the transmittal letter and the Compendium.Added 9 April 2014

Response to the SDSN indicator proposal

The FOC conducted a first assessment of the SDSN indicator proposal. Please see enclosed the FOC response to the SDSN.Added 9 April 2014

Minutes of the FOC meeting on 6 March 2014

On 6 March 2014, the Friends of the Chair group discussed how to take forward its work. Please see enclosed the minutes of the meeting.Added 9 April 2014

Statistical notes

A document containing drafts of all statistical notes has been posted.
Added 28 February 2014

OWG Informal meeting on measuring progress on 17 December 2013

On 17 December 2013, statisticians met the members of the Open Working Group to discuss how statistics can assist in the design of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 goals and targets. Please see the detailed information, including all presentations, the report and the concluding remarks of the OWG Co-Chair.
Added 13 January 2014, amended 20 January

Statistical notes - information note

An information note on the statistical notes that will be provided to the Open Working Group, a note on the review and submission process and the first drafts of 10 statistical notes have been posted.
Added 13 January 2014

Information on current activities, etc.

Under 'Ongoing work' an update on the ongoing activities as well as the summary of comments on the High-Level Panel Report has been posted. Under 'Sustainable Development & post-2015' the report of the Secretary General "A life of dignity for all" has been posted
Added 7 November 2013

New additions from Eurostat

Two websites and a report have been added under 'Broader measures of progress.'
Added 31 July 2013

Website launch

This website has been launched and will be continuously updated. Under 'What's new' we will inform you of newly posted information and documents. Questions or comments? Contact us at
Added 25 July 2013


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