Royal Statistical Society
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Local organising Committee


Dr Claus Mayer (Chair)
Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Dr David McLernon (Hon Secretary)
Polwarth Building,
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD 
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 438652 Phone: +44 (0) 1224 437152  

Early warning for November meeting:

Phil Crook (Secretary RSS International Development Working Group [IDWG]) has arranged to come up to Aberdeen to hold an information session, ultimately to talk about opportunities for the IDWG. They are particularly interested in some Health and Climate change statistics information (and possible collaborations). This is going to take a slightly different format to our usual meetings. There’ll be a 1 to 1½ hours talk to include questions and answers.

Title: “Measuring Sustainable Development”
Speaker: Phil Crook (Secretary RSS International Development Working Group [IDWG])
Venue: Foresterhill Health Sciences Building, Room 115, Aberdeen
Date: November 9th 2017
Time: 3-5pm with Tea

Let us know if you would like to attend using Skype if you can’t make it to Aberdeen

In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted seventeen aspirational "Global Goals”, stretching from “No Poverty” and “Zero Hunger” through “Gender Equality” and “Decent work” to “Climate Action” and “Peace, Justice and Strong institutions”.

The goals are associated with 169 targets and 241 global indicators and the annual report on progress towards the targets will cover every country, developed as well as developing. Data disaggregation to ensure that no-one is left behind will be a key feature of reporting. Experience in the UK and globally shows that targets and indicators such as these can have profound effects.

The talk will cover the process and politics leading up to global goals, the experience with the Millennium Development Goals which preceded the SDGs, and then the SDGs themselves and the statistical challenges and opportunities they are throwing up.

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