United Nations Statistics Division - Statistical Commission
12 June 2006
Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities
Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations
The Conference on Data Quality for
International Organizations will be held on 27 and 28 April 2006
in Newport, United Kingdom, immediately following the Q2006 - European
Conference on Quality in Survey Statistics (Cardiff, United Kingdom
24-26 April 2006). It will be held under the auspices of the Committee
for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA).
The primary purpose of the conference is to provide statistical
experts from international or supra-national organisations with
a forum to discuss specific data quality issues related to their
work and exchange experiences regarding the various quality mechanisms
developed for improving the collection and dissemination of international
data. More specifically, at this meeting the focus will be on the
use and convergence of international quality assurance frameworks
taking into account the endorsed Principles Governing International
Statistical Activities by the CCSA on 14 September 2005 and parallel
initiatives such as the European Statistics Code of Practice which
was adopted in a Recommendation by the European Commission on 25
May 2005 on the independence, integrity and accountability of the
national and Community statistical authorities.
A programme committee has been set up consisting of Mr. Enrico Giovannini
(OECD), Mr. Sylvester Young (ILO), Mr. Heinrich Brüngger (UN-ECE),
Mr. Haluk Kasnakoglu (FAO), Ms. Caroline Willeke (ECB), Mr. Stefan Schweinfest
(UNSD), Mr. Robert W. Edwards (IMF), Mr. Frank Nolan (Office for National
Statistics, UK) and Mr. Håkan Linden (Eurostat) and a first draft
of the programme with the different sessions has been elaborated.
For further information related to this event, you may contact Mr. Hakan
Linden of Eurostat (firstname.lastname@example.org).