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Webinar on ‘Measurement Methods for SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda in the OIC Countries’
Date : 31 May 2021 Venue : Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Turkey

Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organised a webinar on ‘Measurement Methods for SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in the OIC Countries’ on 31 May 2021 in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) with the participation of 47 attendees from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 18 OIC member countries.

After the welcoming remarks of the representatives of SESRIC, UNESCWA, and UN-HABITAT, the Webinar started with the presentations delivered by the experts of UN-HABITAT concerning the SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda Framework including the relevant methodologies to measure the selected indicators as well as integration of geospatial data into urban monitoring and urban observatories models.

Following the presentations of UN-HABITAT, SESRIC shared the results of the survey titled “Overview of Urban Monitoring Trends in OIC Countries from the Country Survey” that focused on the human settlements / population indicators to monitor and report on SDG 11. During the last session; UNESCWA, Malaysia, and Tunisia delivered presentations on their experiences concerning SDG 11 indicators and NUA.

The Webinar was conducted through a video conferencing platform by following synchronous learning and instruction approaches designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this time of global crisis due to COVID-19.


  • Concept Note and Agenda (English) (Arabic) (French)
  • Questionnaire on Human Settlements / Population Indicators to Monitor and Report on SDG 11 (English) (Arabic) (French)
  • UN-HABITAT: Introduction to the SDG 11 and NUA Monitoring Frameworks and Overview of Measurement Methods for Select Indicators (English)
  • UN-HABITAT: Introduction to the Global Urban Monitoring Framework (English)
  • UN-HABITAT: Overview of Geospatial Data Integration in Urban Monitoring (English)
  • UN-HABITAT: Introduction to the National Sample of Cities and Urban Observatories Models (English)
  • SESRIC: Overview of Urban Monitoring Trends in OIC Countries from the Country Survey (English)
  • UNESCWA: Experiences for Monitoring Urban SDGs 11: What have we learnt since 2015? (English)
  • Experience of Malaysia in Measuring SDG 11 (English)
  • Using Geospatial Information to Measure Urban Indicators (SDG 11): Case of Tunisia (French)
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