E-learning self-paced course available

The online, self-paced ‘Introduction to the International Recommendations on Refugee and IDP Statistics’ course, developed by EGRISS in collaboration with UN-SIAP, is currently available.

EGRISS 2022 Annual Report

On April 2023, the EGRISS published its second annual report titled ‘Fostering Statistical Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced and Stateless Persons as Global Estimates Rise to Over 100 Million’.

UN World Data Forum 2023

The EGRISS participated in the 2023 United Nations World Data Forum and co-organized three events, embedding the agenda with the IROSS and ‘statistical inclusion’.

Statelessness at the 54th UNSC

The International Recommendations on Statelessness Statistics were sucessfully endorsed at the 54th UN Statistical Commission.

Statistical Inclusion at the 54th UNSC

On the 1st March 2023, the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, in collaboration with the EGRISS, held a side event on statistical inclusion.

3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics

On 24-26 January 2023, EGRISS participated in the IFMS, with forced displacement and official statistics as central to the discussions.

2022 EGRISS All Members Meeting

On 12-14 December 2022, EGRISS held an All Members Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

SICA Regional Workshop

On 16 and 17 November 2022, SICA and EGRISS members co-organised an in-person workshop with representatives from the Technical Group on Migration and Displacement of the CENTROESTAD.

Implementation examples


Since the endorsement of the International Recommendations on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (IRRS and IRIS), the EGRISS Secretariat has been monitoring their implementation at national, regional and global levels. Over 100 examples of planned, ongoing or completed initiatives have been identified so far. Discover more about how the recommendations are being implemented.


examples of concrete implementation

UN Statistical Commission

Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS)


The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), at its 47th session in 2016, established the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS) with the initial mandate to develop International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS). EGRISS’ mandate was later extended to develop the International Recommendations on Internally Displaced Persons Statistic (IRIS) and a Compilers’ Manual. Currently, EGRISS is implementing its third mandate, focusing on the implementation of both sets of recommendations at national, regional and international levels as well as the development of the International Recommendations on Statelessness Statistics (IROSS), which were successfully endorsed at the 54th session of the UNSC in 2023. EGRISS is a multi-stakeholder group comprised by members from 55 national authorities and 36 regional and international organizations.