140 Member States expected at UN Statistical Commission

The 44th session of the Statistical Commission will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 February – 1 March

The United Nations Statistical Commission, established in 1947, brings together Chief Statisticians from Member States from around the world. This year, representatives from about 140 countries are expected to gather in New York.

The highest decision making body for international statistical activities and a Functional Commission of the UN Economic and Social Council, it oversees the work of DESA’s Statistics Division.

13 agenda items will be discussed including the implementation of the fundamental principles of official statistics; environmental-economic accounting; environment statistics; national accounts; international comparison programme; international trade and regional statistical development in Africa. An additional 16 items will be presented for information, including education, employment, integrated economic statistics as well as development indicators.

A great number of side events will also be arranged, including on “Big Data for Policy Development and Official Statistics”, taking a closer look at the fundamental change to the nature of data caused by the arrival of the Internet, mobile devices and other technologies.

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