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Calendar of Events 2008

Date Name Organizer/s

15-17 December 2008

Committee on Statistics
Bangkok, Thailand
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

11-12 December 2008

Conference on Climate Change, Development and Official Statistics
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Jointly organized by the United Nations Statistics Division and the Korean National Statistical Office (KNSO)

Contact person:
Eszter Horvath
horvath@un.org

9-12 December 2008

Workshop on Mainstreaming Gender in Labour Statistics in Iraq
Turin, Italy
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)

8-12 December 2008

Regional Workshop on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International standards, contemporary technologies for census mapping and data processing.
Minsk, Belarus
United Nations Statistics Division and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Contact person:
Jean-Michel Durr
durr@un.org

2-5 December 2008

International Workshop on Energy Statistics
Aguascalientes, Mexico

United Nations Statistics Division, jointly with the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI)

Contact person:
Ilaria DiMatteo,
e-mail: dimatteo@un.org

1-5 December 2008

Workshop on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in SADC Region
Blantyre, Malawi

United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Contact person:
Haoyi Chen,
e-mail: chen9@un.org

   

Date Name Organizer/s

24 November -
5 December 2008

18th International Conference of Labour Statisticians
Geneva, Switzerland
International Labour Organization (ILO)

24-27 November 2008

UNSD-UNECLAC Regional Workshop on Census Cartography for the 2010 Latin America's census round
Santiago, Chile
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Contact person:
Jean-Michel Durr
durr@un.org

24-27 November 2008

Workshop on International Economic and Social Classifications
Bangkok, Thailand
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Contact persons:
Ralf Becker: beckerr@un.org

5-26 November 2008

Virtual meeting of the Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (EG-IMTS)
New York, UNHQ

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Matthias Reister
reister@un.org

3-7 November 2008

United Nations Regional Workshop on Census Data Processing: contemporary technologies for census data capture and data editing
Bamako, Mali

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Jean-Michel Durr
durr@un.org

4-6 November 2008

Expert Group Meeting on the International Recommendations for Water Statistics
New York, UNHQ

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact persons:
Jeremy Webb: webbj@un.org
Michael Vardon: vardon@un.org

3-6 November 2008

Workshop on International Economic and Social Classifications
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Contact persons:
Ralf Becker: beckerr@un.org
Odd Andersen: anderseno@un.org

 

Date Name Organizer
28-31 October 2008 International Methodology Symposium on Data Collection: Challenges, Achievements and New Directions
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Statistics Canada
28-30 October 2008 14th Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on MDG Indicators
Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Statistics Division, hosted by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Contact person:
Maria Martinho
martinho@un.org

21-23 October 2008

UNECE-UNODC Meeting on Crime Statistics
Vienna, Austria

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

14 -16 October 2008

International Association for Official Statistics Conference
Shanghai, China

Joint International Association for Official Statistics / Standing Committee on Regional and Urban Statistics (IAOS/ SCORUS) conference hosted by National Bureau of Statistics of China

14 -16 October 2008

Eighth Session of the Statistical Committee
Beirut, Lebanon

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)

9-10 October 2008

Workshop on Gender Statistics
Geneva, Switzerland

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

7-9 October 2008

Workshop on Statistics of International Trade in Services: Challenges and Good Practices
Kiev, Ukraine

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine and the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CISSTAT)

Contact person:
Karoly Kovacs
kovacs@un.org

6-8 October 2008

Work session on Gender Statistics
Geneva, Switzerland

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

1-3 October 2008 Expert Group Meeting on the use of Violence Against Women indicators in support of the CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action
Bangkok, Thailand
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
 

Date Name Organizer

29 September -3 October 2008

Thirteenth Meeting of the London Group on Environment Accounting
Brussels, Belgium

Eurostat

15-19 September 2008

 

UNSD-ESCAP Regional Workshop on Census data processing: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing, documentation and archiving
Bangkok, Thailand

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Contact person:
Jean-Michel Durr
durr@un.org

11-12 September 2008

Twelfth Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities
Tunis, Tunisia

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Contact person:
Francesca Perucci
perucci@un.org

9-12 September 2008

 

Workshop for Developing Countries on the Revision of the International Recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS)
Bangkok, Thailand

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Matthias Reister
reister@un.org

9-12 September 2008

 

Expert Group Meeting on the Scope and Content of Social Statistics
New York, UNHQ

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Srdjan Mrkic
mrkic@un.org

 

Date Name Organizer

25-28 August 2008

 

Sub-regional workshop on Water Accounts for ESCWA and GCC Countries
Beirut, Lebanon

 

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

Contact person:
Michael Vardon
vardon@un.org

19-22 August 2008

 

United Nations Workshop on Manufacturing Statistics
Lima, Peru

 

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Contact person:
Ralf Becker
beckerr@un.org

4-8 August 2008

Workshop on the standardization of geographical names
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

African Organization of Cartography and Remote Sensing (AOCRS) and the Institut Géographique du Burkina Faso and co-organized by the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Yacob Zewoldi
zewoldi@un.org

 

Date Name Organizer
21-24 July 2008 Workshop on the Organization of National Statistical Systems and User-Producer Relations
Colombo, Sri Lanka

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka

Contact person:
Youlia Antonova
antonova@un.org

15-17 July 2008

 

United Nations Expert Group meeting on Industrial Statistics
New York, UNHQ

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Marcel Van Kints
vankints@un.org

14-18 July 2008 National Water Accounting Workshop
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Government of the Dominican Republic, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the National Water Commission of Mexico

Contact person:
Michael Vardon
vardon@un.org

7-8 July 2008 Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations
Rome, Italy

Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)

Contact person:
Mary Jane Holupka
holupka@un.org

 

Date Name Organizer
26-27 June 2008 Third meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Enviromental Economic Accounting
New York, UNHQ
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Alessandra Alfieri
alfieri@un.org
25 June 2008 (Afternoon) Special Session on Climate Change
New York, UNHQ

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Alessandra Alfieri
alfieri@un.org

23 June 2008 DESA-Seminar on "Global Statistical System and UN Development Agenda: Building Structures for Development"
New York, UNHQ
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Stefan Schweinfest
schweinfest@un.org
19-20 June 2008 UNdata Data Managers' meeting
New York, UNHQ
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Stefan Schweinfest
schweinfest@un.org
17-20 June 2008 Workshop for Francophone African Countries on the Implementation of International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics
Bamako, Mali
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Thierno Balde
baldet@un.org
9-13 June 2008 UN Regional Workshop an Census Data Processing: Contemporary Technologies for census data capture, data editing and methodology for the 2010 Round of Population census for Anglophone African countries
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Jean-Michel Durr
durr@un.org
 

Date Name Organizer
27-30 May 2008 Workshop for Anglophone African Countries on the Implementation of International Recommendations for Distributive Trade Statistics in African context: challenges and good practices
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Youlia Antonova
antonova@un.org
19-23 May 2008 Workshop on Enviroment Statistics
Abuja, Nigeria
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), ECOWAS and UNEP

Contact person:
Reena Shah
shahr@un.org
19-21 May 2008 UNGEGN Geo Names 2008 Symposium
Vienna, Austria

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Yacob Zewoldi
zewoldi@un.org

18-22 May 2008 UN Regional Workshop on Census Data Processing Contemporary technologies for census data capture, data editing and methodology for the 2010 Round of Population Censuses for Western Asian countries
Doha, Qatar
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and ESCWA

Contact person:
Jean-Michel Durr
durr@un.org
6-8 May 2008 Joint UNSD- Eurostat Conference on "International Outreach and Coordination in National Accounts for Sustainable Growth and Development"
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Karen Cassamajor
cassamajor@un.org
5-8 May 2008 Workshop on Coordination of reporting mechanisms and Data Discrepancies in the MDG Monitoring
Kampala, Uganda

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Yacob Zewoldi
zewoldi@un.org

Date Name Organizer
14-18 April 2008 Workshop on Household Surveys and Measurement of Labour Force with Focus on Informal Economy
Maseru, Lesotho
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Yacob Zewoldi
zewoldi@un.org
14-16 April 2008 Conference on Climate Change and Official Statistics
Oslo, Norway

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Eurostat

Contact person:
Eszter Horvath
horvath@un.org

7-10 April 2008 Expert Group Meeting to Review the Draft Handbook on Geographic Databases and Census Mapping
New York, UNHQ
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Amor Laaribi
laaribi@un.org
   

Date Name Organizer
     

Date Name Organizer
26-29 February 2008 39th Session of the Statistical Commission
New York, UNHQ
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Stefan Schweinfest
schweinfest@un.org
4-8 February 2008 Workshop on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International standards, contemporary technologies and regional cooperation
Noumea, New Caledonia
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

Contact person:
Jean Michel Durr
durr@un.org
   


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