Letter from the President of ECOSOC appointment of co-chairs of 2018 STI Forum, 5-6 June 2018

We have received the following from DESA:

Please note that the President of Economic and Social Council, H.E. Mrs. Marie Chatardová, has appointed the two co-chairs of 2018 STI Forum to be held on 5-6 June 2018. They are H.E. Mr. Toshiya Hoshino, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations; and H.E. Mr. Juan Sandoval Mendiolea, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations.

The full letter can be found at:

More information can be found at the STI Forum 2018 page:


Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Update 7

Marianne Haslegrave made a presentation on behalf of the Women’s Major Group during which she stressed that the WMG “must be the voice that is heard on issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

While disaggregation of data is a small, albeit important part of its concerns in relation to the global indicator framework, the WMG’s endpoint is structural change. Further disaggregation is,…

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Invitation to the Global SDG 7 Conference, 21-23 February 2018, Bangkok

Recognizing the importance of energy for sustainable development, the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has devoted Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to energy - the first-ever universal goal on energy, with five targets on access, efficiency, renewables and means of implementation. SDG 7 is inextricably interlinked to other SDGs and related targets,…

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Call for Exhibition: HLPF 2018

Please note that DSD has launched a call for proposals of exhibitions sponsored by Member States, UN system and other Inter-Governmental Organizations as well as accredited Major Groups and other stakeholders, which will be welcomed at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the High-Level Political Forum 2018 (HLPF 2018)…

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The UN SDG Action Campaign are calling for nominations for the inaugural UN SDG Action Challenge Awards program!

In order to achieve Agenda 2030, we will need to learn from some of the greatest innovators, mobilizers, connectors, storytellers, communicators, visualizers and includers from across the globe! This awards program aims to find these change-makers and celebrate achievements being made in every corner of the earth, which all form a critical contribution to the international sustainable development movement…

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Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Update 6

Eric Swanson, of the Open Data Watch (ODW) gave a presentation on Gender Data and the SDGs during the session on SDG implementation and reporting at national, regional, global and thematic levels. He referred to the 53 indicators among the SDGs, as identified by UN Women to be disaggregated by sex or are gender-specific indicators. He also noted that among them are 11 disability indicators. There are an additional 33 indicators that can and should be disaggregated by sex and other attributes…

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(12 Dec - 9 am NYC time) Webex briefing on the Second Committee

DSD is organizing a briefing for Major Groups and other stakeholders regarding the UNGA 2nd Committee resolutions. Colleagues from DESA and other offices will provide updates and answer questions you may have. We will share a detailed agenda this Friday. 

The briefing will take place on Tuesday, 12 December, 9 am NYC time. Webex details can be found below, please share them with your networks…

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GeoCensos statement: Specially prepared for the 9th SCA - ECLAC meeting at the INEGI building in Aguascalientes, Mexico November 14 to 16, 2017

We have received the following: 

We would like to share here a statement we submitted with NGOs of 12 countries to a SDG - related conference in Latin America and the Caribbean. We would like to share and discuss with interested parties in the spirit of the data revolution and preparing ourselves for next World Data Forum .


Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Update 5

SDG Indicator 5.1.1

UN Women, the World Bank and OECD Development Centre, with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights are custodial agencies for Indicator 5.1.1 Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex. This indicator will track progress on Target 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against women and children everywhere, over the next 15 years…


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CALL FOR SESSIONS: World Data Forum 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22-24 October 2018

The UN World Data Forum 2018 will take place in Dubai, UAE from 22-24 October 2018, and you can be part of it. 

The Programme Committee of the #UNDataForum 2018 invites you to submit proposals for sessions to be considered for inclusion in the programme. The deadline for submission of session proposals is 31 January 2018.

Please note the proposed programme will be approved by the UN Statistical Commission’s High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building (HLG-PCCB). The Programme Committee or the HLG-PCCB may request revisions to some proposals…

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