REMINDER WEBINAR: Introduction to the MGoS engagement in the VNR process - 30 April 9:00-10:00 AM EDT

The VNR Task Group would like to invite you to participate in a webinar on MGoS´ participation in the VNRs for the HLPF 2019. 

We will introduce to you MGoS´ engagement in the VNR processes of the HLPF. Based on previous years’ experience the VNR Task Group developed a process and created a contribution template that will serve as basis for drafting collaborative statements and questions to volunteering countries. The outline of the process, timeline and contribution opportunities and the delivery of statements during the actual VNRs will be discussed during the webinar. 

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SAVE THE DATE: High-Level Dialogue

High-Level Dialogue on the Implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2019: A Mid-Point Review (New York, 23-24 May 2019)

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SDG Summit & HLPF Political Declaration- Share your input!

The link for Major Groups and other Stakeholders to provide input to the SDG Summit and HLPF Political Declaration is now available here: The deadline for submissions is 31 May.

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Save the date! Nairobi Summit for ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise/Launch of Summit website

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will take place on 12-14 November 2019 at the Kenyatta International Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. 
Spread the word! Share the Save-the-Date notice with your partners and the ICPD/SRHR community.
Latest information about the Summit, including when the registration will be opened, will be  updated on the website:

9th Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs – Update 4

5          Review of tier I and tier II indicators – missing data and/or metadata

The UN Statistical Division (UNSD) has conducted a comprehensive review of tier I and II indicators that lack data and/or metadata. Fifty-six have been identified that miss data and/or metadata, as follows: 

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9th Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs – Update 3

Fiji has a 20-Year and 5-Year National Development Plan (NDP) with specific targets and policies aligned to the long-term transformation of the country. The SDG priorities, which include critical cross-cutting issues, are integrated into the NDP. The first draft for the Fiji VNR, involving consultations with line Ministries, was submitted at the beginning of 2019.

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9th  Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs – Update 2

The second World Data Forum was held in Dubai in late October 2018, hosted by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of the United Arab Emirates. It was attended by more than 2,000 participants from 100 countries. The HLG-PCCB made the final decisions on the content of the programme and developed some sessions to highlight important topics. The official outcome document was the Dubai Declaration, on the implementation of  the Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP) and financing for statistics.

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9th Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs – Update 1

Juraj Riecan, Director of Statistics Division, welcomed members of the IAEG-SDGs and observers on behalf of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) at its 9th session in Beirut, Lebanon. 


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ECOSOC Youth Forum – Day 2

The second day of the ECOSOC Youth Forum, while still seeing as much passion from young people in attendance and as much willingness to work with them to achieve common goals by Member States, saw a reconciliation between the positions of some of the more radical youth leaders and the more hesitant representatives of national governments.

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[information] SG Report on SAMOA Pathway - Advance unedited version

The advance unedited copy of the Report of the Secretary-General entitled “Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States” is now public.

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