Conducting population and housing censuses

DESA’s Statistics Division is organising the UN Expert Group Meeting on Revising the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses. It will be held from 29 October – 1 November in New York.

The main purpose of the meeting is to lay down the framework for the revised set of international principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses in the 2020 round censuses, that will take place from 2015 to 2024, The experts will take stock of the experiences in conducting population and housing censuses in the 2010 round and adopt an outline for the revision, as well as distributing specific tasks related to the preparation of the content of the recommendations among themselves. The revised Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses: the 2020 Round will be the major international statistical standard guiding the work on population and housing censuses in 2020 round.

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/newsletter/globalstat_unsd_calendar.htm