Volume 18, No.06 - June 2014

Capacity development

Statistics to monitor progress of development goals

statisticstomonitorUN DESA’s Statistics Division is completing the Development Account project titled “Enhancing key statistics and indicators to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals” and will attend the upcoming Work Session on the Communication of Statistics in Geneva on 18-20 June.

In addition, the Statistics Division is funding several participants from transition countries to participate in the meeting. The session is organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) with the objective of exchanging experiences and best practices on the communication and dissemination of statistics.

The meeting will address the challenges faced by statistical organizations to communicate effectively with all their audiences and stakeholders. Attention will be focused on statistical literacy, communication with respondents, evaluation of communications campaigns, good practices in electronic publications and quick wins on low and zero budgets. The meeting audience will include managers and experts responsible for communication and media relations in national and international statistical organizations.

For more information:

Calendar of Events of UN DESA’s Statistics Division


With a spotlight on environmental-economic accounting

economic_accountingNinth Meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA) will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 25-27 June.

The UNCEEA is composed of representatives from national statistical offices and international agencies, and provides strategic vision and direction to environmental-economic accounting and related statistics. During its ninth meeting, UNCEEA will discuss how the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) can inform the current process on the development of SDGs and the role of the Committee in advancing the work on indicators.

It will also discuss modalities of cooperation with the corporate sector developing sustainability reporting and the input-output community working on multiregional input-output (MRIO) analysis. The meeting will also discuss a proposal for a medium-term programme of work for the implementation of the SEEA. It will discuss the work programme of the technical committee on the SEEA Central Framework, including proposals for core set of tables and accounts and process to finalize them, training of trainers, compilation guidelines and other materials supporting the implementation of the SEEA.

For more information:

Calendar of Events of UN DESA’s Statistics Division