This report is based on a master set of data that has been compiled by an Inter-Agency and ExpertGroup on MDG Indicators led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UnitedNations Secretariat, in response to the wishes of the General Assembly for periodic assessmentof progress towards the MDGs. The Group comprises representatives of the internationalorganizations whose activities include the preparation of one or more of the series of statistical
indicators that were identied as appropriate for monitoring progress towards the MDGs, asreected in the list below.
A number of national statisticians and outside expert advisers alsocontributed.
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATIONFOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONSUNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONWORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATIONTHE WORLD BANKINTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDINTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNIONECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICAECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPEECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEANECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFICECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR WESTERN ASIA JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDSUNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUNDUNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENTUNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMENUNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMEUNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMMEUNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGEUNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEESUNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMMEUNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUNDINTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNIONORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENTWORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION