Date: October 6, 2006
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) sponsored an expert group meeting (EGM) from October 3-4, 2006 to review indicators included on the Commission for Sustainable Development's list. The main objectives of the meeting is to finalize the 2001 set of CSD Sustainable Development Indicators (CSD-ISD) following a December 2005 EGM which substantially revised the list. That EGM worked within the adopted thematic framework and attempted to maintain the size of the CSD-ISD by cutting some indicators while adding others. The meeting sought commitment from lead agencies to provide updated and revised methodology sheets, where necessary. A report of the workshop is available on the Web site.