The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics will be launched on the World Statistics Day 2015 at UN Headquarters at 10:30

Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics is the sixth edition in a series of reports produced by the United Nations Statistics Division. The report is produced every five years as called for specifically in the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
The eight chapters of the report cover several critical areas of policy concerns identified in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action: population and families; health; education; work; power and decision-making; violence against women; environment; and poverty.

In each area, a life-cycle approach is used to reveal the experiences of women and men during different periods of life – from childhood and the formative years, through the working and reproductive stages, to older ages.
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MDG Report 2015 released

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 was launched in Oslo, Norway by the Secretary-General on 6 July 2015. The report provides a final assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs since their endorsement in 2000. It shows that significant progress has been made across all goals and that the global efforts to achieve the MDGs have saved the lives of millions and improved conditions for many more around the world. The report also acknowledges uneven progress and shortfalls in many areas, which need to be addressed in the new universal and transformative post-2015 development agenda. Read more...

Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

MDG Progress Chart 2015

United Nations Economic and Social Council adopted resolution on the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

On 10 June 2015, the United Nations Economic and Social Council adopted a resolution entitled “2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme ”. With this resolution, the Council urges Member States to conduct at least one population and housing census in the decade spanning from 2015-2024, and underscores the need for countries to implement internationally adopted quality standards for their conduct. Read more...

United Nations General Assembly adopted World Statistics Day Resolution

On 3 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution officially designating 20 October 2015 as the second World Statistics Day, under the general theme “Better data. Better lives”. In addition, the General Assembly decided to celebrate the World Statistics Day on 20 October every five years. Read more...

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Supporting the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)

20 - 22 October 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2nd Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

20 - 22 October 2015 - Xi’an, China
International Seminar on World Statistics: Sustainable Data for Sustainable Development

26 - 28 October 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand
Second Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)

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International Workshop on Economic Census, Business Registers and Integrated Economic Statistics

28 - 30 September 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand
SDMX Global Conference 2015: SDMX In Action

15 - 18 September 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
Subregional Workshop on Applying Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System for Implementing the Regional Action Framework for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia

16 - 17 September 2015 - Seoul, Republic of Korea
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