Wednesday
Nov222017

Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Update 3

Presentation of updated tier system for Tier I and Tier II 

Those indicators were announced that have been reclassified from Tier I to Tier II, in cases where they do not meet the requirements for Tier I classification, and from Tier II to Tier I, where advancements have been made. (Those in bold relate to health, gender and civil society organizations)

Tier I to Tier II reclassification

Having reviewed data availability, the IAEG-SDGs has recommended the following indicators for change from Tier I to Tier II:…

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Friday
Nov172017

Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Bahrain: Update 2

During the sixth session, updates were given on the working groups on Geospatial Information; Interlinkages; SDMX; and the Joint subgroup of the IAEG-SDGs and HLG-PCCB.

The Geo-spatial Information Group, which is co-chaired by Mexico and Sweden, held its third meeting in May 2017, working in four different task groups. Their…

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Friday
Nov172017

Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Bahrain: Update 1

The Sixth Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs was opened by Enrique Ordaz, Co-Chair, with remarks from Dr Ahmed Hashim Alyushaa, General Director of Research, Coordination and Follow-up at the Royal Court, Kingdom of Bahrain ad Member of Board of Trustees, DERASAT and Francesca Perucci, Chief of Statistical Services Branch, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)…

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Wednesday
Nov152017

Urgent Deadline 19 November for Global Consultation on Interlinkages for SDG Indicators

Global Consultation on Interlinkages for SDG Indicators

The Interlinkages Working Group of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is holding a global consultation to identify interlinkages, integrated analyses, and areas and frameworks that can facilitate the monitoring of the SDGs…

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Monday
Nov132017

Review of 68/1 - Meeting of Ambassador Rosenthal with ECOSOC Stakeholders - Wednesday, 15 November, 8:30-10:00am

Dear Distinguished ECOSOC Stakeholders,

As part of preparations for the forthcoming review by the General Assembly of its resolution 68/1 (attached) on the ECOSOC functions and architecture, Ambassador Gert Rosenthal, former Permanent Representative of Guatemala and former President of ECOSOC, is acting as a consultant to prepare an informal paper for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).…

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Monday
Nov132017

Save the Date: HLPF CM General Meeting - 16 Nov 10 AM NY time

Please save the date of the next MGoS HLPF General Meeting: Thursday 16 November, 10am (NYC time). The call in details can be found below. We will be sharing the agenda shortly. For those attending in person, the meeting will take place in room S-26MM2…

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Wednesday
Nov082017

Nexus 2018: Water, Food, Energy, and Climate

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until November 15, 2017. 

Registration is now open, with "early bird" discounts available until November 15, 2017.

The Water Institute is reconvening the Nexus conference in 2018. This will be the second Nexus Conference that we have organized. The first, in 2014, made a significant input to the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the…

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Monday
Nov062017

Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Bahrain: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017

The Resolution, as adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017 on the work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (71/313) completes the adoption of the global indicator framework for the SDGs and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Developed by the IAEG-SDGs, the global indicators are included in an annex.  It is “a voluntary and country-led instrument that includes the initial set of indicators to be refined annually and reviewed comprehensively by the Commission at its fifty-first session,…

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Update: Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Bahrain

The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) has provided further information on the plenary session of the sixth IAEG meeting, including ways in which stakeholders will be able to participate in the discussions taking place.

  1. Agenda – a new, detailed agenda is attached. This agenda is also available on the meeting website (https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/meetings/iaeg-sdgs-meeting-06/)
  2. Meeting documents – as the meeting gets closer, discussion and background documents for the meeting will be uploaded to the website. (No paper copies of these documents will be available at the meeting.)…

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Friday
Oct272017

Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Bahrain

The sixth meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs will be held in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, 11-14 November 2017, with the Plenary Session which is open to observers on 13-14 November. 

During the first part of the Agenda, participants will be updated on the new membership of the IAEG-SDGs*; the outcomes of the ECOSOC, HLPF and General Assembly on indicators and follow-up and review; and on the work if the three working groups of the IAEGs-SDGs,…

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