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, namely SDMX, Geospatial information and the Joint-sub group of the IAEG and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG).

Items for discussion include: review of tier-classification of indicators; review of progress made on methodological development of Tier III indicators; review of any proposed annual refinements of indicators; guidelines on data flows and global data reporting; data collection calendar; Data Disaggregation; and work plan and next steps.

It should be remembered that the original proposal was for Data Disaggregation to be considered in a working group, but the decision was taken for it to be taken up by the IAEG-SDGs itself as all countries wished to be involved.

*  As of May 2017 the members of the IAEG-SDGs are:

Chair of Statistical Division (ex officio): Brazil

Eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Tanzania

Middle and Southern Africa: Botswana, Cameroon

Western Africa: Ghana, Niger

Northern Africa: Algeria, Egypt

Western Asia: Bahrain

Central, Eastern, Southern and South-Eastern Asia: China, India, Tajikistan, The Philippines

Oceania: Fiji, Samoa

The Caribbean: Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago

Central and South America: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico

Eastern Europe: Belarus, Russian Federation

North America and Northern, Southern and Western Europe: Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden

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