The third meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 30 March to 1 April 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.

30 Mar 2016 to 1 Apr 2016 |

Apply to attend 3rd meeting of Interagency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators

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The meeting will be hosted jointly by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. At the request of the UN DESA Statistics Division, UN-NGLS is facilitating an application process to identify representatives from civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to attend this meeting. Representatives can either apply to be members of the Stakeholder Selection Committee or to attend the meeting.

Apply for the Stakeholder Selection Committee by 17 February 2016 here:

Apply to attend the meeting by 21 February 2016 here:

The objectives of the meeting are:

  • Establishment of a tier system for indicators
  • Establishment of procedures for the methodological review of indicators, including approval mechanisms of needed revisions
  • Development of global reporting mechanisms, including identifying entities responsible for compiling data for global reporting on individual indicators and discussing data flow from the national to the global level
  • Discussion of the work plan and next steps

Apply to speak at UN High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs.


On Thursday, 21 April 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York, the President of the UN General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykketoft will convene a High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support prompt and inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Thematic Debate will feature a panel discussion on "Action at all levels," which will focus on national responses to implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This panel will include three stakeholder representatives from civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academia. At the request of the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, UN DESA and UN-NGLS are facilitating a process to identify these three speakers. Travel funding will be available for the speakers selected through this process.

Apply here by 23 February for the Stakeholder Selection Committee, 
or by 29 February for a speaking role: 
Applications received may be viewed here:

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