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High Level Forum on Official Statistics: Working together to measure progress towards the SDGs - High-Level Forum on the forthcoming 48th session of the UN Statistical Commission (7-10 March 2017)
7 Feb 2017 -  The forum focused on the importance of cooperation between all members of the international statistical system based on common principles. It will discuss how the compilation, validation and transmission of data for SDG monitoring can be further improved, taking into account national ownership of data and the need for internationally comparable data.

The Forum consists of two sessions - the first focused on the role of the global statistical system in reporting on the progress towards the agenda, while the second focused on specific issues that surround the transmission of data from the national to the global level. Both sessions will include panelists from national statistical offices and international and regional organizations.