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Statistical work related to the SDGs

UNECE Statistics supports the monitoring of progress towards SDGs in the UNECE region with partners and develops measurement of sustainable development. We:

·    Streamline statistical work in the UNECE region to support the monitoring of progress towards SDGs
·    Modernize statistical production and share tools to enable taking up the challenge of measuring SDGs
·    Develop methods, standards and guidance to enhance the quality and comparability of statistics and SDG monitoring
·    Build capacity for reporting on SDG indicators

We work with Chief Statisticians who are committed to the measurement of SDGs and will engage with all data providers to lead the provision of data on SDGs!

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

 

We exchange knowledge and best practices in poverty measurement in the UNECE region and develop guidelines for improving the international comparability and availability of statistics and indicators on poverty.


For information on UNECE work in poverty measurement, please click here.

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

 

We develop methods for measuring poverty to enable better analysis of the effectiveness of measures to end hunger.

 

For information on UNECE work in measuring population, gender and society, please click here.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

 

We developed guidance to enable the production of internationally comparable measures of health and well-being, such as a survey module for measuring the health state and guidelines for time-use surveys that are a key source of information on well-being.

 

For information on UNECE work in measuring population, gender and society, please click here.

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

 

We promote statistical literacy and numeracy, especially through the Making Data Meaningful guides.

 

We develop guidance on measuring human capital and on satellite accounts for education and training.


For information on UNECE work in dissemination and communication of statistics, please click here.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

 

We develop guidelines and indicators on gender statistics, collect and disseminate data and build capacity of member States to measure and analyse progress in achieving gender equality.

For information on UNECE work in gender statistics, please click here.

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

 

We strive to develop methodologies and build the capacity of member States to improve the quality of environmental indicators needed for various policies in the fields of environment, green economy and SDGs.

For information on UNECE work in environment statistics, please click here.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

 

We work with member States to improve energy statistics, especially for the purposes of analysing climate change. Energy indicators, their methodologies and capacity to produce them, are developed as part of the work on environmental indicators.

For information on UNECE work in measuring sustainable development, please click here

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

 

We exchange best practices, collect and disseminate data and develop guidance to improve statistics on economic growth and employment, for example in national accounts, globalization, prices, business registers, labour mobility and quality of employment

 

For information on UNECE work in measuring the economy, please click here

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

 

We carried out a review of challenges in measuring the information society and producing statistics on science, technology and innovation. The work continues under the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) globally.

 

We also help countries to measure global production and maintain business registers.

Reduce inequality within and among countries

 

We collect and disseminate data on political participation. We have published guidance on income measurement and guidance on measuring sustainable development with indicators.

 

For information on UNECE work in measuring sustainable development, please click here

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

 

Cities face many challenges from globalization, population changes and ageing and effects of climatic events. We develop the use of official statistics for the measurement of extreme events and disasters in the UNECE region, and improve capacities to produce environmental indicators some of which relate to urban areas.

For information on UNECE work to promote sustainable cities, please click here

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

 

We exchange best practices, develop guidance and build countries’ capacities to improve national accounts and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) needed for the analysis of consumption and production patterns.

For information on UNECE work in measuring the economy, please click here and for developing SEEA, please click here.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

 

We work with member States to improve official statistics for analysing climate change: greenhouse gas emissions and their sources, impacts of climate change and efforts to mitigate the changes and adapt to the consequences. We are developing a set of key indicators to measure climate change.

For information on UNECE work in climate change-related statistics, please click here

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

 

Oceanic resources are not a focus of UNECE work. However, the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) is a comprehensive source of data for the analysis of sustainable use of natural resources. We exchange best practices and develop guidance to build countries’ capacities to improve data on water resources.

For information on UNECE work for developing SEEA, please click here.

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

 

We exchange best practices, develop guidance and build countries’ capacities to improve the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) needed for the analysis of sustainable use of natural resources.

 

For information on UNECE work in developing SEEA, please click here

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

 

Official statistics are the cornerstone of just and inclusive societies. UNECE carries out activities to build countries' capacities in statistics and conducts Global Assessments of national statistical systems with EFTA and Eurostat to strengthen the institutional setting of official statistics.

 

We developed in a joint effort an international classification of crime for statistical purposes to enable the production of internationally comparable information on just and safe societies.

 

For more information on UNECE work to strengthen capacities to produce official statistics, please click here.

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

 

We promote effective collaboration among member States and partner organizations to develop the measurement of progress towards SDGs. We build on the international network of statisticians working under the Conference of European Statisticians.

 

We develop standards and tools to modernize statistical production and find efficiencies so that statistical offices can respond to new information needs and the challenge of reporting on SDGs.

 

We build capacity of member States with developing statistical systems to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable disaggregated data.