The United Nations Expert Group on Migration Statistics initiated its work in June 2017 on data disaggregation by migratory status for monitoring the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In March 2018, the Group was formalised by the Statistical Commission at its forty-nineth session in 2018. The Secretariat of the Expert Group is the United Nations Statistics Division.


The members include experts from 21 countries, 18 regional and international organisations and 4 independent experts. The Statistics Division serves as secretariat of the Group.

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Terms of Reference

Agreed by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its 50th session (E/2019/24-E/CN.3/2019/34, decision 50/117).

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