CONTRIBUTION TO THE 2020 HLPF STATISTICAL COMMISSION
The statistical community emphasizes the need for quality, accessible, open, timely and reliable disaggregated data as fundamental for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the full realization of its ambition of leaving no one behind. It also works towards establishing strong systems for reporting and reviews on the sustainable development goals (SDG) at all levels, national and subnational, and global. Thus, it strives to develop methodologies to innovate and modernize statistical production operations, to explore ways to integrate all data sources, including new and innovative sources outside the traditional statistical systems, and to analyze, visualize and disseminate data in an open, timely and effective way while ensuring the quality of statistics. The statistical community also agrees with the urgent need to strengthen the capacity of national statistical systems, especially in the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS and other countries in vulnerable situations, to meet the data demands for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and for monitoring and reporting on the SDGs and targets. Furthermore, the statistical community calls for more and better financing to support the national statistical systems in meeting these data demands.
In this context, the Statistical Commission thanks the President of ECOSOC and provides herewith our most salient contributions to the 2030 Agenda, following the template suggested.