Promoting development of national statistics

The 43rd session of the Statistical Commission will be held from 28 February to 2 March at UN Headquarters in New York

Crime statistics, agricultural statistics, environment statistics and energy statistics are some of the issues that will be addressed at the 43rd session of the Statistical Commission.

As in past years, two special seminars will be organized. The first on official statistics will take place on 24 February with the theme: “Counting the 7 Billion: The Future of Population and Housing Census”. The High Level Forum will then take place on 27 February focusing on “Measuring the Unmeasurable: Challenging the Limits of Official Statistics”.

The United Nations Statistical Commission, established in 1947, is the apex entity of the global statistical system. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level.

The Statistical Commission oversees the work of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and is a Functional Commission of the UN Economic and Social Council.

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