Regional webinar with ECOWAS members on refugee and IDP statistics

On the 27th of September 2022, EGRISS, jointly with ECOWAS, STATAFRIC, and Statistics Sweden, organized a webinar to discuss the findings from the pairing activity between ECOWAS Member States and EGRISS SG2.

EGRISS side event at the 8th Session of the UNESCAP Committee on Statistics

On 24 August 2022, EGRISS convened an event to share experiences from countries improving national statistics on refugees, IDPs and stateless populations. 

Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series

On the 18th of July 2022, EGRISS contributed to the discussion on the Asia and Pacific regional trends on forced displacement.

UN Secretary-General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement

The SG’s Action Agenda highlights the need to put in place relevant mechanisms to collect, manage and use internal displacement data in line with the IRIS.

Statelessness Subgroup Meeting

EGRISS members met in Copenhagen between 20th-22nd of June to finalize the draft International Recommendations on Statelessness Statistics (IROSS)

IAEG-SDGs Virtual Meeting

On 15 June 2022, the National Institute of Statistics of Djibouti and the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center presented on the inclusion of forcibly displaced in nationwide COVID-19 phone surveys, guided by the IRRS and IRIS.

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). EGRISS is a multi-stakeholder group comprised by members from 45 national authorities and 25 regional and international organizations.