26th Meeting of Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators (IAEG-MDG)

07 - 09 October, 2014

The 26th Meeting of Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators (IAEG-MDG) will be organised by UN DESAĺs Statistics Division on 7-9 October in Geneva, and will be hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The IAEG-MDG has been responsible for data development, compilation and analysis for the assessment of trends in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators. During the meeting, the outcomes of the debates on MDGs at the 69th session of the General Assembly as well as on outcomes of various post-2015 development-related processes and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be reviewed. The participants will also discuss how to prepare the 2015 final global MDG report.

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

IAEG is responsible for the preparation of data and analysis to monitor progress towards the MDGs. The Group also reviews and defines methodologies and technical issues in relation to the indicators, produces guidelines, and helps define priorities and strategies to support countries in data collection, analysis and reporting on MDGs.

Over the past few years, the IAEG has worked to promote improvement and better documentation on the standards and methods used in compiling and analyzing MDG indicators, including finding ways to aggregate country data in a meaningful way, overcoming problems of comparability and, even more importantly, providing a meaningful analysis of the aggregate figures that represents the local situation. This work is undertaken through thematic sub-groups established within IAEG and through other inter-agency mechanisms bringing together specialized agencies in the various fields covered by the MDGs.

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Date 07 - 09 October, 2014
Location Geneva
Organizer Communication and Information Management Services (CIMS) [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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