Wednesday
May092018

7th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs: UPDATE 10

The IAEG discussed the process for the Comprehensive review of the SDG indicators that will take place in 2020, including the timeline: 

Comprehensive review timeline

By mid-2019 the IAEG-SDGs will review indicators and propose changes and possible deletions based on the criteria set out in the IAEG Report to the Statistical Commission (E/CN.3/20107/2) and carry out an open consultation…

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Wednesday
May092018

7th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs: UPDATE 9

Proposed plan of work for additional indicators 

Thirty-seven possible additional indicators have been identified by the IAEG-SDGs members to monitor 33 targets, as they felt that some aspects of the targets were not adequately monitored with the existing indicators. There will be an open consultation on possible indicators by the end of 2018. It should be noted that new tier III indicators will not be considered…

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Wednesday
May092018

2018 HLPF: Call for expert speakers from Major Groups and other Stakeholders 

We have received the following from UN DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development:

The 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held at UNHQ in New York from 9 to 18 July 2018 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme for the session will be Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. More information is available…

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Tuesday
May082018

Survey on HLPF Voluntary National Reviews

We have received the following from the Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development:

As part of the effort to set up a participatory process for the VNR Q&As during the 2018 HLPF, a very short survey was created to assess your national experiences in the context of the VNRs.

We strongly encourage you to take less than five minutes and complete the survey, no later than May 13.

LINK:  http://bit.ly/2jciYUf

Tuesday
May082018

Public Dialogue: UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation

We have received the following from UN-Water:

In view of the forthcoming High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the SDG 6 in-depth review, UN-Water has produced the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation.

Building on the baseline data on SDG 6 global indicators coming from JMP, GEMI and GLAAS, the report represents a joint position from the UN family on the global status on SDG 6…

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Tuesday
May082018

Register to the 2018 ECOSOC Special Meeting - Towards sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies through the participation of all (deadline 16 May)

Register here by 16 May 2018: https://goo.gl/forms/1HRIrPbB3ZAPoiuS2

See below for further information... 

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Monday
May072018

7th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs: UPDATE 8

Use of proxy indicators

The 49th Statistical Commission requested the IAEG-SDGs to “consider the feasibility of using tentative existing indicators as proxies for immediate use to monitor targets, while tier III indicators are finalized”…

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Sunday
May062018

7th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs: UPDATE 7

Experiences in implementing monitoring and reporting on SDGs, including the development and use of National Data Platforms 

Presentations on experiences implementing monitoring and reporting on SDGs, including the development and use of National Data Platforms were made by Egypt, Greece and Belarus, as well as a number of UN agencies, namely UNIDO, UN Women and  UNICEF and the UN Statistical Division. There were regional presentations from the African Centre for Statistics and the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, together with presentations from academia and stakeholders on Pradan, 1000 day app and Earth Observation Data…

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Thursday
May032018

7th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs: UPDATE 6

Tier classification 

The global indicator framework comprised 93 tier I indicators, 66 tier II indicators and 68 tier III indicators at 1 December 2017. There were also five indicators that were classified in multiple tiers, ie different components were classified in different tiers…

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Wednesday
May022018

Nominations to receive travel funding for the 2018 HLPF now accepted

DESA-OISC, with thanks to a generous grant from the European Commission, will be funding a number of representatives of Major Groups and Other Stakeholders from developing VNR countries to participate in the 2018 session of the HLPF taking place from 10-18 July in New York. The selection will be done by OISC in collaboration with the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism Steering Group. The selected colleagues will receive funding to support airplane tickets, two days of daily subsistence allowances and terminal expenses during the HLPF. They will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation during the Forum. 

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