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United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly, in its Resolution 70/1 Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (September 2015) , established that the 17 goals and 169 targets of the Agenda should be monitored using a set of world indicators .

The United Nations Statistical Commission agreed, at its 47th session, on a list of 230 indicators, which were subsequently revised to 232 indicators, which were finally adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in July 2017 (Resolution 71 / 313) and that constitute the global indicator framework of the 2030 Agenda. You can consult for the Spanish version of the indicators

The indicators are classified into three levels, according to their methodological development and data availability:

  • Level I: methodology and standards are available and data is periodically produced by countries.
  • Level II: methodology and standards are available, but data is not periodically produced by countries.
  • Level III: no established methodology or standards are available.

The level classification contains 98 Level I indicators, 71 Level II indicators and 70 Level III indicators. In addition to these, there are 5 indicators that have multiple levels (the different indicator components are classified at different levels).

Since the methodology for Tier III indicators is still under development, national statistical systems will not be required to provide data for these indicators until the relevant methodology and collection mechanism have been defined.

The United Nations has created a knowledge platform for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .

It has also developed a platform for dissemination of the global indicator databases of the SDGs .

State Statistical System and the coordinating role of the INE

The United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 71/313 emphasizes that official statistics and data from national statistical systems constitute the necessary basis for the global indicator framework, recommends that national statistical systems study ways of integrating new data sources in its systems to meet the new data needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as appropriate, and also highlights the role of national statistical offices as coordinators of the national statistical system.

Likewise, the 2018 Annual Program of the 2017-2020 National Statistical Plan determines that the INE is responsible for the general coordination of the services of the State Administration or any other entities dependent on it responsible for the preparation of the Indicators of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable development. The objective of the statistical operation of the Programme called Indicators of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to constitute a framework of statistical indicators that serves for the follow-up at the national level of the Objectives and Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as described in the methodological note and the standardized methodological report . Those directly responsible for each of the indicators prepare them in accordance with the methodology and quality criteria corresponding to the statistical operation from which they are derived.

Many of the indicators can be obtained from statistics in production, although some of some require modifications, especially to produce a disaggregation type not included at the national level. In other cases, it will be necessary to carry out new statistical processes, since there is no prior statistical information for the subjects of some of the indicators established.

One of the primary indicator-related projects carried out by the different units of the State Statistical System is the preparation of the Statistical Annex for the Voluntary National Examination (VNE). The INE and the rest of the statistical services have faced the challenge of providing, in a very reduced period, information on the worbld indicators for the Statistical Annex of the VNE that Spain presented to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum, in July of 2018.' https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/spain