Get involved Vol 20, No. 01 - January 2016

Be part of reviewing new sustainable development agenda

The successful adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals was the result of more than two years of intensive consultation and engagement of all stakeholders.

A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation of the Goals and targets requires a solid framework of indicators. The Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal (IAEG-SDGs) Indicators has been mandated with developing a global set of indicators.

Since the beginning, the Group has conducted its work in an open, inclusive and transparent manner, and engaged with stakeholders in various ways to contribute their expertise and specialized views on indicators, including through four rounds of open consultations, briefings and technical consultations.

An exceptional wealth of proposals and inputs have been provided by experts from civil society, academia and the private sector to the IAEG-SDGs throughout the process. For instance, over 4,000 comments were received during the November 3-day open consultation.

The IAEG-SDGs highly values the inputs received and has taken them into consideration during all stages of development of the global indicators, while balancing the technical feasibility and the ambition of the Goals and targets.

The Group will continue to actively engage with stakeholders in the development of the global indicator set. The set of global indicators will be complemented by indicators at the regional, national and sub-national levels, which will also require the support and involvement of all stakeholders.

To implement the indicator frameworks and ensure no one is left behind, a data revolution will be needed to ensure the availability of quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data. This will be a joint responsibility of governments, international and regional organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector. Engagement by civil society and other stakeholders, especially at the national and local level, will be essential for this support.

For more information:

Sustainable Development Goal indicators website

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