Challenges in implementing the Mauritius Strategy

Inter-regional Meeting on the Mauritius Strategy +5 Review will be held in New York on 8 May

The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to evaluate in the Pacific, AIMS and Caribbean regions national and regional challenges in implementing the Mauritius Strategy.

The meeting will also discuss common priorities for action and finalize a global synthesis report for consideration by CSD-18, acting as the preparatory committee for the high-level review of the Mauritius Strategy in September 2010. Major groups are invited to nominate representatives to the Inter-regional Meeting.

The review meetings held in the Pacific, AIMS and Caribbean regions produced three regional synthesis reports. These regional reports are based on National Assessment Reports by SIDS, as well as inputs from UN Agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-SIDS countries and major groups.

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Coordinating geographic information management

Second Preparatory Meeting of the Proposed United Nations Committee on Global Geographic Information Management will be organized by DESA’s Statistics Division in collaboration with the UN Cartographic Section in New York on 10-11 May

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and initiate the preparation of a report, for the approval of ECOSOC, on global coordination of geographic information management, including the consideration of a possible creation of a United Nations global forum for the exchange of information among countries and other interested parties.

The meeting will also focus on sharing best practices in legal and policy instruments, institutional management models, technical solutions and standards, interoperability of systems and data, and sharing mechanisms that guarantee that geographic information and services are easily and timely accessible.

Bringing together official representatives from member countries as well as representatives from relevant professional organizations, the meeting will also offer the possibility to the participants to discuss the terms of reference and the modalities of work for the global forum and the Committee of Experts.

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Evaluating censuses for the 2010 World Programme

Workshop on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Census Evaluation and post Enumeration Surveys, for Countries in the ESCAP Regions will be held in Bangkok from 10-14 May

DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with UNESCAP, is organizing a Regional Workshop for countries in the region on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

The purpose of the workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to planning and implementation, frames and sample design as well as methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors. It will also cover matching procedures, imputation of missing values and tabulation and dual system of estimation.

The workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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