Stakeholder registration open for Second Meeting of IAEG-SDGs Indicators in Bangkok, Thailand 26-28 October 2015

UN DESA Statistics Division is organizing the Second Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 26-28 October 2015. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has graciously offered to host the meeting. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the goals and targets of the post-2015 development agenda at the global level, and to support its implementation.

The main objectives of the Second Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs are to:
i) review the list of possible global indicators;
ii) discuss the global indicator framework, interlinkages across targets and critical issues including data disaggregation; and
iii) discuss the work plan and next steps.

Further details concerning this meeting, including a detailed agenda and the documents for discussion, will be posted on their website

Due to space limitations, only organizations that have demonstrated experience in substantial, technical issues related to global sustainable development indicators, especially in relation to the post-2015 development agenda, will be considered for attendance.

Please note that nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • They must represent an organization with a global or regional scope of mandate
  • They must have demonstrated expertise and experience related to sustainable development indicators

Stakeholders who wish to attend the meeting are required to pre-register by filling out the following online registration form:

DEADLINE: Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Application forms will be reviewed on a rolling basis by UNSD, UN-NGLS and ESCAP, in consultation with the Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism, against the selection criteria above. It is advised to register as early as possible since the registration will be closed once seating capacity has been reached.

The meeting is expected to be webcast, subject to confirmation prior to the meeting. Please note that the meeting will be held in English only and financial assistance for participation of stakeholders is not available.

There may be an opportunity for statements by representatives of major groups and other stakeholders, subject to the concurrence of the chair and members of the IAEG-SDGs. Further information will be communicated shortly in this regard.