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UNSD Calendar of Events
In its response to the global economic and financial crisis, the Statistics Division is organising a number of international seminars on the methodology to generate high frequency indicators of economic performance, their international comparability, the communication strategy of such indicators and the development of additional synthesis indicators on the performance of the real economy and the financial markets for effective monitoring. The second meeting of the series is the International Seminar on Early Warning and Business Cycle Indicators, which is scheduled for Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 December 2009 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, hosted by Statistics Netherlands. It is expected that this seminar will discuss the results from the global assessment of a data template of high frequency indicators and country practices in the preparation of: first GDP estimates; composite indicators; sentiment surveys and their application in tracking the economic crisis.
The United Nations Statistics
Division (UNSD) and the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía
of Mexico (INEGI), in its role as the chair of the Friends of the Chair
of the United Nations Statistical Commission, are organizing a meeting
on statistical indicators to measure violence against women. The meeting
will be hosted by INEGI in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The purpose of the
meeting is to: (a) continue the work on developing the indicators in
line with the recommendations in the first report submitted to the United
Nations Statistical Commission in February 2009; (b) conduct an in-depth
technical review of the methodologies currently applied to observe violence
against women; and (c) provide methodological advice for the developing
of a set of Guidelines for producing Statistics on Violence Against Women,
regarding the selection of core and additional topics, sources of data,
relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of questions and
all other pertinent issues.
United Nations Statistics
Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics
of Tunisia, is organizing a Regional Workshop on census evaluation in
the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.
The Workshop will take place from 7-11 December 2009 in Tunis, Tunisia.
The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various
methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey
(PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover demographic
methods of census evaluation and elements of the PES with regard to:
(1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies
for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures;
(5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system
of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants
to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different
aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.
The United Nations
Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a Workshop on MDG Monitoring,
in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission
for Western Asia (ESCWA), in Beirut, Lebanon, from 7 to 10 December 2009.
The Workshop will bring together representatives from national statistical
offices and line ministries to review recommendations for reporting of
MDG data and to establish strategies for dealing with data discrepancies
and data gaps at the national and international level.
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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is
organizing a workshop on statistics of international trade in services
in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries in collaboration
with the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) and Banco Central do Brasil
and Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The
workshop will be hosted by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
(IBGE) in Rio de Janeiro between 1 and 4 December 2009.
Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA,
has developed a free software package, CensusInfo, to help countries
disseminate census data on CD-ROM and on the web. CensusInfo was officially
launched at the 40th session of the Statistical Commission in February
2009 and is available on-line. The overall purpose of the UNSD Workshop,
to be held in Bamako (Mali), is to develop participants’ capacities
to use CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating
census data. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training
methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical
exercises. The sessions include designing and creating templates and
databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data
administration utilities including data exchange to facilitate uploading
of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs,
maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes. The workshop will
be conducted in French in AFRISTAT facilities in Bamako, Mali, from 30
November to 4 December 2009, and attended by French-speaking countries
Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services
Paris, France, 19-20 November 2009
The Interagency Task Force on
Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS) was established
at the request of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and
UNCTAD to the Statistical Commission in 1994. The Task Force is convened
by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),
and consists of Eurostat, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations
Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and
the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Estatística of Mozambique, is organizing a Regional Workshop on CensusInfo in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from 10-13 November 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique.
The meeting is organized by UNSD
in collaboration with Statistics Canada. The objectives of the meeting
are to discuss a conceptual framework that best supports an integrative
approach to environment statistics and helps countries to establish and
improve their national environment statistics systems. The meeting will
review the UN Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics
and its accompanying handbooks and will advise UNSD on the directions
to take in the revision of these documents as well as on the modalities
of the revision process. The conclusions of the EGM will be submitted
to the 41st Session of the Statistical Commission in February 2010.
Second Meeting of the Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics
New York, 3-6 November 2009
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs is organizing the second meeting of the Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics from 3 to 6 November 2009 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The main purpose of the meeting is to review and endorse the provisional draft of the revised recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics which has to be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption at its 41st Session (23-26 February 2010). Also, the Expert Group will discuss a number of issues relevant to the development of the implementation program of the revised recommendations. Experts from different countries and regions as well as from international and regional organizations active in the area of international merchandise trade statistics will be participating in this meeting.
The theme of the eighteenth conference
is “Spatial Enablement and the Response to Climate Change and the
Millennium Development Goals". In
February 1948, the Economic and Social Council recommended that Governments
of Member States stimulate surveying and mapping of their national territories
and that the Secretary-General of the United Nations take appropriate
action to further such efforts. A Committee of Experts on Cartography
was appointed by the Secretary General to study the problem and advise
upon the means of its implementation. The first meeting of the committee
of experts on cartography was held in 1955.
A Regional Workshop on Data Management will be held in Kampala, Uganda, from 26 to 28 October 2009. The workshop is organized by the African Centre for Statistics (ACS), with the support of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the African Union Commission (AUC) and in close collaboration with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). The workshop will bring together representatives from National Statistical Offices (NSOs), sub regional, regional, and international organizations with special interest in data management and dissemination in Africa. The main purposes of the Workshop are to: (i) Provide a forum for exchange of information on the emerging issues in statistical data management and dissemination; (ii) Promote the use of statistical databases and dissemination of data on the web; and (iii) Share experiences and best practices in statistical data management and data dissemination in the countries and sub-regional organizations.
Geneva, Switzerland, 23 October 2009
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) for Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Indicators. The meeting will be held in Geneva on 23 October 2009, hosted by the International Labour Organization. The purpose of this Expert Group Meeting is to share experiences on the use of the SDMX standards for the exchange of data and metadata on MDG Indicators. The SDMX is a platform for data and metadata exchange that will greatly facilitate the exchange of MDG data among countries and between countries and international agencies. The event will also be an opportunity to review, with national and international experts, the necessary steps to implement the SDMX platform at the national level, including identifying key areas in which international agencies could provide technical assistance.
This Inter-agency and Expert
Group meeting is part of the yearly consultation with both national experts
and international agencies to review and discuss issues related to the
global MDG monitoring, including the production of the MDG global monitoring
outputs, reporting systems on MDG indicators, country capacity building
as well as the coordination of technical cooperation activities in countries.
The United Nations Statistics
Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat, is organizing
a Regional Workshop on CensusInfo in the context of the 2010 World Programme
for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from
12-15 October 2009 in Georgetown, Guyana.
The UNSD, in collaboration with
the Department of Statistics of the International Labour Organization
and the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics, will conduct a Workshop
on the Production of Statistics on Informal Sector Employment and Informal
Employment from 28 September to 2 October 2009 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The workshop is being organized as part of the World Bank funded project "Improving
Gender Statistics on Employment". The Workshop will provide training
on methods of measuring employment in the informal sector and in informal
employment; as well as on the uses, tabulation and analysis of statistics
on women and men in the informal sector and in informal employment. Participants
will present and discuss recent experience in producing data on informal
sector employment and informal employment, with a view to promoting the
development of a model set of LFS questions on the topic to improve the
overall quality and comparability of the information collected in the
A National Accounts Workshop
is being organised by Afristat, in Bamako, Mali, from 21-25 September
2009. The purpose of the workshop is to have an interactive discussion
on National Accounts issues brought about by the update of the System
of National Accounts and the main challenges faced by African
countries on national accounts issues. The workshop is part of efforts
to increase statistical capacity building in the region and to support
countries in formulating an implementation programme of the 2008 SNA
according to the implementation strategy approved by the Statistical
The International Seminar on
Environment Statistics and Accounting which is organized by the Brazilian
Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), with the support of UNSD,
will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 21 to 22 September 2009. The seminar
aims at raising awareness in Brazil and the region more generally, of
the importance of integrating environmental and economic information
into a common framework, the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting
(SEEA), to produce information needed for policy and decision making
related to the environment and sustainable development.
UNSD, in collaboration with the
UNECA, is organizing a Regional Workshop for English speaking African
countries on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme
for Population and Housing Censuses.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
in cooperation with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) China is organizing an International Workshop on the Implementation
of ISIC and CPC from 14-16 September 2009 in Kunming, China. The workshop will focus on issues of implementation of the
Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 4, the Central Product Classification (CPC) Version 2 and
will cover general implementation such as the setup of an implementation plan, the development of national adaptations, the
implementation of the revised classifications in the business register and surveys, as well as issues of backcasting. The
workshop will also discuss the interpretation and application of the classifications in key areas of interest, based on new
The Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)
was established in 2002, taking over its key objectives from the former
Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) Subcommittee on Statistical
Activities, namely to promote coordination, integration and complementarity
among the statistical programmes of the international organizations.
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.
The next meeting of the Expert Group on
International Economic and Social Classifications will take place from 1-4 September 2009 in New York. The Expert group will
discuss a variety of topics including the implementation of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic
Activities (ISIC), the Central Product Classification (CPC), including documents for the implementation and application of these
classifications, the implementation of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO), the development of
environment- and energy-related classifications, the review of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)
and the revisions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the International Classification for Health Accounts
The joint meeting will bring together statisticians and environmental experts from the
countries of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region and South-Eastern Europe as well as from other European countries and international/regional organizations. The objectives of the meeting are to (i) discuss priorities and modalities of cooperation on methodological issues of environmental indicators in 2009-2010; (ii) review in detail selected indicators covered by the UNECE Indicator Guidelines to provide practical recommendations on the use of statistical classifications,
data collection methods and procedures for the production of indicators;
(iii) exchange information on international developments related to environmental
indicators that may be important but are currently not included in the
Guidelines and provide references to available guidance materials; (iv)
initiate discussions on modern presentation formats and tools for effective
dissemination of environmental indicators including the use of modern
theme of the ninth meeting is “Building Geospatial Infrastructure
in Support of Disaster Prevention and Management”. UNRCC-A is
convened every four years. The first meeting of the committee of experts
on cartography was held in 1976 to stimulate the survey and mapping
of national territories, study the problem and advise upon
means of implementation.
The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various
methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey
(PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements
of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames
and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage
errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and
(6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also
offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the
experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation
and the post enumeration survey.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)/Department of Economic
and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Central Statistical Organisation,
India is organizing a workshop on National Accounts for South Asian countries.
The workshop will take place on 6-9 July 2009 in New Delhi, India, hosted
by the Central Statistical Organisation, Ministry of Statistics and Programme
Implementation of India.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with
Korea National Statistical Office (KNSO) is organizing the Second International
Workshop on Economic Census. The workshop is dedicated to the topics
of great relevance for the establishment and maintenance of a sound foundation
for the compilation of economic statistics in countries at different
levels of economic development. It is a follow up event to the First
International Workshop on Economic Census, jointly organized by UNSD
and the National Bureau of Statistics of China in 2005, which evaluated
the potential of the economic census for production of high quality and
policy relevant economic statistics and concluded that it serves as the
cornerstone for the economic statistics infrastructure of many countries.
The United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting
(UNCEEA) is an intergovernmental body providing strategic vision and
direction to environmental-economic accounting and related statistics.
The Fourth Meeting of the UNCEEA will discuss the policy relevance of
environmental-economic accounting and environment statistics framework
to measure the nexus between economic growth, development and the environment
including climate change. In particular, it will discuss the contribution
of these frameworks and more broadly of the statistical community to
global initiatives related to climate change, the green economy, sustainable
consumption and production, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Senior
experts from academia and the policy and scientific community will be
invited to participate in the meetings.
The second UNdata—Data
Managers' Meeting will be held in New York from 22 to 24 June 2009, hosted
by the UN Statistics Division. The meeting will gather experts from international
agencies to exchange ideas on data and metadata dissemination. The meeting
will cover several topics including: recent and future developments in
the UNdata portal in terms of content and functionalities; current initiatives
in data dissemination practices in UNdata partner agencies; and possible
ways to strengthen cooperation and formalize agreements for collaboration.
The United Nations Statistics
Division/Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNSD), in collaboration
with the Central Bureau of Statistics of Namibia, the Southern African
Development Community (SADC) and the United Nations Economic Commission
for Africa (ECA) are organizing a workshop on National Accounts for
The objective of the workshop
is to train representatives from national statistical offices, national
tourism authorities and central banks from the South East Asian countries
on methodological development of tourism statistics and also the current
country-practices in compiling tourism statistics. The training will
focus on both the interpretation of conceptual issues and options for
the implementation of the international recommendations in country
specific circumstances and facilitate the establishment of a network
of statisticians in the South East Asian countries working on tourism
The Regional Workshop on the latest Information Technologies in Knowledge
Transfer is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in
cooperation with UNESCAP, and is hosted by the Bangladesh Bureau of
Statistics. The workshop will take place from 15-18 June in Dhaka,
Bangladesh. The workshop is part of the UN/DESA Development Account
project for the strengthening of the statistical capacity of the countries
of South Asia.
The United Nations Statistics
Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics
of China is organizing an international workshop on measuring production
in national accounting from appropriate basic economic data sources.
This workshop is the first in a series of events to be organized under
the project on strengthening statistical capacity development in China
and other developing countries in Asia funded by the Chinese Government.
With the objective to enhance the capacity of National Statistical
Offices of Asian countries to produce reliable and high quality national
accounts estimates, the workshop will give an overview on the production
approach in the System of National Accounts and address the data and
measurement issues of the agricultural, manufacturing and the services
sectors. The informal sector will also be discussed.
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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD),
in collaboration with Economic Commission for Latin America and the
Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
(IBGE), is organizing a Workshop on Manufacturing Statistics, scheduled
for 1-4 June 2009 in Santiago, Chile. This workshop continues the programme
for the development of comprehensive and comparable manufacturing statistics
in the Latin American region. Building on topics discussed at previously
held workshops, this proposed workshop will in particular focus on
the conduct of manufacturing surveys, including the planning and management
of surveys, sampling issues, questionnaire design and data collection
issues, as well as specific methods and techniques used for capturing
small and household units.
The United Nations Statistics
Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin
America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), is conducting a technical workshop
to assist countries with the implementation of the System of Environmental
Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water). The workshop is being hosted
by ECLAC in Santiago, Chile and will take place from 1 to 4 June 2009.
The workshop has a practical focus and will provide countries with the
necessary training to implement the System of Environmental and Economic
Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water). The workshop will cover the SEEA-Water
standard tables, how they are compiled, and global implementation of
the SEEA-Water. Participating countries will share experiences in implementing
the SEEA-Water, compile SEEA-Water Standard tables using national data
and develop a plan for the implementation of the SEEA-Water in participating
The seminar is jointly organised by the United Nations Statistics Division/
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNSD), the Statistical Office
of the European Communities (Eurostat) and Statistics Canada. The seminar
will be hosted by Statistics Canada.
An Expert Group Meeting
(EGM) on national accounts is being jointly organised
by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
(ESCWA) and the United Nations Statistics Division from 12 to 14 May
2009 in Cairo, Egypt.
The Twenty-fifth session of the
United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) will take
place at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, from 5 to 12 May 2009
in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first time that UNGEGN is meeting in Africa.
Experts from over 100 countries are expected to attend the session to
discuss standardization of geographical names and other related issues.
A poster exhibit and training on toponymy will be organized in conjunction
with the session. African countries are encouraged to participate in
order to show their work on names in connection with mapping or cultural
heritage, for example: field collection of names; names and maps; gazetteers
and/or databases, etc. The session is organized by the UNGEGN Bureau
and the Statistics Division of DESA (Secretariat of UNGEGN) in collaboration
with UN Economic Commission for Africa.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a Workshop on
Manufacturing Statistics, in collaboration with the Central Statistical Office (CSO) of Zambia, the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The workshop will take place from 4 to 7
May 2009 in Lusaka, Zambia.
The joint meeting will bring together statisticians and environmental
experts from the countries of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central
Asia (EECCA) region and South-Eastern Europe as well as from other
European countries and international/regional organizations. The objectives
of the meeting are to (i) discuss priorities and modalities of cooperation
on methodological issues of environmental indicators in 2009-2010;
(ii) review in detail selected indicators covered by the UNECE Indicator
Guidelines to provide practical recommendations on the use of statistical
classifications, data collection methods and procedures for the production
of indicators; (iii) exchange information on international developments
related to environmental indicators that may be important but are currently
not included in the Guidelines and provide references to available
guidance materials; (iv) initiate discussions on modern presentation
formats and tools for effective dissemination of environmental indicators
including the use of modern information technologies.
Further information is available at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/envaccounting/londongroup
Contact: Alessandra Alfieri, +1 212 963 4590; E-mail: email@example.com The United Nations Statistics Division UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN/ECLAC) and the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE)of Colombia organizes a workshop for Developing Countries on the Revision of the Recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS), which will take place from 31 March to 3 April 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia. This workshop is part of a special effort of UNSD and UN/ECLAC to inform and receive feedback from developing countries on the IMTS revision process. The focus of the workshop will be on the concepts and definitions for international merchandise trade statistics as contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Revision 2 (IMTS, Rev.2), and their application in countries.
Further information is available at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/trade/workshops_imts.htm
Contact: Matthias Reister, Tel: +1 917-367-7098, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The major item on the agenda of the Task Force on International Merchandise Trade
Statistics (TFIMTS) will be the revision of the international recommendations on IMTS—the draft revised recommendations
are scheduled to be submitted to the Statistical Commission for adoption at its forty-first session in 2010. The meeting will
discuss the results of the first round of worldwide consultation and the recent virtual meeting of the Expert Group on IMTS as
well as further work during 2009 and beyond (update of the compilers manual, implementation and critical issues for IMTS).
Besides other methodological developments, issues related to trade databases and trade analysis are also on the agenda. The
Joint Session of the Inter-Agency Task Forces on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and of Statistics of International
Trade in Services will cover overlapping issues of trade in goods and services.
Meeting of the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services(TFSITS), 10-11 March 2009, and the Joint Session of the Inter-Agency Task Forces on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and of Statistics of International Trade in Services 12 March 2009
The Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS) will discuss the
revision of the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS) with the aim of submitting it for the approval
of the UN Statistical Commission in 2010. The following items are also on the agenda of the TF: compilation guidance to support
the use of the MSITS, problems of data quality and historical consistency and the experience and plans in ECLAC and APEC
region, TFSITS web-site and newsletter, upcoming seminars and expert group meetings. The Joint Session of the Inter-Agency Task
Forces on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and of Statistics of International Trade in Services will discuss the
report from the Statistical Commission and the Working Group on the Impact of Globalization on National Accounts, Coverage of
trade statistics—goods for processing and intra-firm trade of multinationals.
40th Session of the UN Statistical Commission
The Fortieth session of the Statistical Commission is scheduled to be held at United Nations Headquarters, New York from 24 to 27 February 2009 in the United Nations Secretariat Building. On the opening day (Tuesday, 24 February 2009), the session will be held in the General Assembly Hall. Subsequent meetings from 25-27 February will be held in Conference Room 3.
For more information, please refer to the website:
Contact: Li Wang, Tel: +1 212 963 9547, E-mail: email@example.com
The 2009 Global Forum is the second
of a series of international meetings on gender statistics to be held
annually with the purpose of promoting the advancement of gender statistics
among decision makers and all other user groups. The 2009 Forum will serve
to solidify the momentum gained with the launch in December 2007 of the
Global Gender Statistics Programme and the Interagency Expert Group on Gender
Statistics (IAEG-GS). In addition, the 2009 Forum will review best practices
in the incorporation of a gender perspective in national statistical systems
and in the measurement of women’s participation in and contributions
to the economy. During the Forum, national-level experiences on integrating
gender into population and housing census and household survey data collection
processes and analysis will also be presented. The Forum will serve to
highlight the need for statistics to respond to requirements for monitoring
progress towards the attainment of gender equity goals and targets, including
the Millennium Development Goals, PRSPs, Beijing Platform for Action and
CEDAW. Furthermore, the IAEG-GS will hold its annual meeting in conjunction
with the Forum to review the work of the two advisory groups on gender statistics
and propose future actions for the groups.