1-2 June 2015 meeting of the Interagency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators
The first meeting of the Interagency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) took place on 1-2 June at UN Headquarters. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for global level monitoring of the post-2015 development agenda goals and targets, and to support implementation of the agenda. The main objectives of the first IAEG-SDGs meeting were to:
- set up the process for the development of the indicator framework;
- develop a work plan and agree on the way forward;
- establish the methods of work of the group; and
- discuss technical issues, including the interlinkages across targets and data disaggregation.
The agenda, supporting documentation, and presentations / statements delivered by UN Member States, the UN system and Major Groups and other Stakeholders are available here: http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/first-iaeg-sdgs-meeting/
In advance of the meeting, UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD collected inputs via an online form from major groups and other stakeholders on an initial list of indicators proposed by the Bureau of the United Nations Statistical Commission in its February 2015 technical report to the March session of the post-2015 inter-govenrmental negotiations. A compilation of the inputs from stakeholders is available as a Google Doc Spreadsheet here, and contains general comments, suggested amendments to the set of initially proposed indicators, as well as proposals for new indicators.