Chair of the Statistical Commission addresses the Commission on Population and Development

New York, 12 April 2016 - The chair of the Statistical Commission, Ms. Wasmalia Bivar of Brazil, addressed the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) on 12 April during its 49th session. Ms. Bivar provided her briefing by videolink. Ms. Bivar informed CPD that the Statistical Commission at its last session in March had agreed “as a practical starting point” on a global indicator framework, which had been developed by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). She also assured CPD delegates of the Statistical Commission's intention to use all its capacity to ensure full implementation of the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme. Ms. Bivar called upon CPD to continue the close cooperation of the two sister Commissions to support of the of the implementation the 2030 Agenda. The presentation (English, Spanish) was followed by a short Q&A session.

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