2023 Global Refugee Forum

The EGRISS participated in the Global Refugee Forum from 13-15 December 2023, bringing the statistical inclusion agenda forward in different activites, including the pledge co-leadership.

EGRISS 2023 GAIN Survey

The results for the Global Annual Inclusion Survey (GAIN) on statistical projects and use of the recommendations are out – access the interactive dashboard.

Statistical Inclusion pledge

In the lead up to the December 2023 Global Refugee Forum, EGRISS co-led the multi-stakeholder initative with JDC and INSTAD.

Webinar on leveraging population and household census

The 31st October UNFPA co-organized session focused on potential of census for data collection on forcibly displaced populations.

14th Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

EGRISS at the 14th Metting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators held from 23rd to 25th October. 

Webinar on refugee and IDP identification in surveys

The Inter-Secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys co-organized session on 17 October focused on identifying refugees and IDPs in household surveys.   

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. In 2023, since the International Recommendations on Statelessness Statistics were endorsed, EGRISS’ monitoring system was expanded to include statelessness statistics. Over 135 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 57 national authorities and 37 regional and international organizations.