7th annual meeting of the Technical Cooperation Group on the Indicators for SDG4-Education 2030 (TCG)

The year 2020 is pivotal for the international community as it introduces the decade of action towards 2030 to accelerate sustainable solutions to address the world’s multiple and biggest challenges through global, local and individual actions. During the UN Statistical Commission’s (UNSC) 51st session on 3-6 March 2020, a review of the global indicators framework for Sustainable Development Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – established by UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) in 2017 – was conducted and adopted. This revision includes an approved set of changes to the global indicator framework as an outcome of the 2020 Comprehensive Review conducted by the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). The revised framework now includes 36 “major changes” to the framework, namely the replacement, revision, addition and deletion of some of the current indicators. The revised framework now includes a total of 231 indicators – approximately the same number of indicators as in the original global indicator framework.

Day 1

Members reviewed impending methodological developments, refinements and challenges linked to the implementation of the SDG 4 Thematic Monitoring Framework.

Day 2

TCG members assessed the impacts of the global COVID-19 crisis by reviewing the various experiences of multiple stakeholders, and discussed how best to proceed to produce a set of recommendations to monitor SDG 4 through these trying times.

Day 3

TCG members reviewed regional benchmark implementation strategies led by regional bodies and assessed how they can help stimulate and emphasize the importance of achieving SDG 4 as envisioned by the Education 2030 Framework for Action.

General information

Full programme of the TCG 7th meeting

Access the complete list of documents and presentations from the plenary sessions- note that documents and presentations will be accessible as they become available.

Prior to the TCG 7 plenary meeting, preparatory meetings were conducted for each of the TCG working groups to maximize the TCG 7 plenary meeting time.

Consult the calendar of meetings 

Working groups pre-TCG7 meetings:
Administrative data / EMIS Learning assessments / GAML Household surveys Teachers Personnel data Education expenditure / Finance


We would like to acknowledge the contributions of our partners:

* At the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
** Formally known as the Department for International Development (DFID)