SDGs Data Chat with Lenni Montiel


Statistics at the center of sustainable development

Join Twitter chat with @LenniMontiel
using #SDGsData

When: Thursday, 22 October 2015, 10-11am EDT

The United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development saw a record number of government leaders converge on United Nations headquarters in New York on 25-27 September. Vowing to leave no one behind, they pledged their commitment to the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, encompassing 17 universal and transformative sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The international statistical community is embarking on the final phase of defining a global indicator framework to review progress of this newly adopted agenda with its 17 goals and 169 targets, while at the same time getting ready to celebrate World Statistics Day 2015 on 20 October, under the theme “Better data. Better lives”.

As part of the World Statistics Day 2015 celebrations, and to highlight the important work on monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) over the past 15 years and how this vast experience will now benefit the work of monitoring the new set of sustainable development goals and targets, Lenni Montiel, UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, will host a Twitter chat on Thursday, 22 October at 10 am EDT via his Twitter platform @LenniMontiel.

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