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  Global Inventory of Statistical Standards
   
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Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities

In September 2002, the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) was established in order to continue coordination in the statistical sector, which had been done by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Subcommittee on Statistical Activities prior to 2002. The CCSA adopted its terms of reference during its first session on 3 March 2003 in New York. These terms of reference were revised and approved by the twelfth meeting of the CCSA held in Tunis on 11-12 September 2008. The new terms of reference can be viewed and downloaded here.

An annual report on ongoing Committee activities is made available to the United Nations Statistical Commission and if necessary or desirable the report is referred to the High Level Committee on Programmes of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

The Committee focuses its work on the following six main activities:

  • Efficient functioning of the statistical system
  • Common standards and platforms
  • Development of methodologies
  • Inter-institutional support
  • Outreach
  • Advocacy for statistics

Members of the Committee comprise international and supranational organizations, whose mandate includes the provision of international official statistics in the context of the Principles Governing International Statistical Activities, and which have a permanent embedded statistical service in their organization and regular contacts with countries.