On 7-8 September 2017 ICCROM attended the UNESCO Expert Workshop on Measuring Culture for the SDGs, held at UNESCO Paris from 7-8 September. This was a relatively large workshop, comprising around 50 experts in the fields of culture, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, cultural economics and statistics.  The meeting discussed the current lack of data and indicators regarding culture, and the pressing need for the cultural sector to provide evidence of its contribution to sustainable development.  This is an important area of future focus for all IGOs working in the area of culture.  UNESCO have already done a significant amount of work in this area through the CDIS (Culture for Development Indicator Suite) framework in which cultural heritage and its conservation is included.  ICCROM too has been working to address this issue through the Tracking Trends project, particularly with regard to collecting data concerning training programmes and heritage science research.