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Updated on 17 February, 2015

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March 2015

Training workshop on the Compilation of Quarterly National Accounts for Economic Cooperation Organization Member Countries,
Tehran, Iran, 8-11 March 2015

DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Economic Cooperation Organization and the Statistical Centre of Iran, is organizing a training workshop on the Compilation of Quarterly National Accounts for Economic Cooperation Organization Member Countries.
The workshop aims to train national accounts statisticians on the methods and data sources that are available to compile current price and volume measures of quarterly gross domestic product, benchmark the quarterly estimates with the annual estimates and produce seasonally adjusted estimates. In addition, it will provide a forum for participants to share experiences in terms of improved data sources and methods as well as establish contacts.

For additional information please refer to the following website:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/workshops/2015/Iran/eco.asp

Contact: Benson Sim, Tel. +1 212 963 4483, E-mail: simb@un.org


February 2015

Regional Workshop on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information,
Amman, Jordan, 16-19 February 2015

The United Nations Statistics Division is organizing, in collaboration with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) a Regional Workshop on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information, to be held in Amman, from 16 to 19 February 2015.
The Workshop is convened in accordance with Statistical Commission decision 44/101 and UN-GGIM decision 3/107, which both recognized the need to meet the challenges of managing and effectively integrating geospatial and statistical information in support of census and other statistical activities, particularly in preparation for the next 2020 round of censuses. The Workshop, with participation of representatives from national statistical systems of Arab States will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the integration of statistical and geospatial information. The Workshop is expected to provide a basis for assessing existing national statistical-geospatial strategies as well as technologies used by National Statistical Offices. It will also aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users. Furthermore, the Workshop is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the collection, analysis and dissemination of census data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants will contribute to the global consultation and communication carried out by the UN Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information.

For additional information please refer to the following website:
http://ggim.un.org/Workshop_Amman_Jordan.html

Contact: Amor Laaribi, Tel. +1 212 963 3042, E-mail: Laaribi@un.org


Expert Group Meeting on the indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda,
New York, 25-26 February 2015

The United Nations Statistics Division is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda, to be held on 25-26 February 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, back-to-back with the forty-sixth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (3-6 March 2015).
The Expert Group Meeting, with broad participation of representatives from national statistical systems and international and regional organizations, will discuss the development of the indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda. The objective is to reach a common understanding of how this work will be conducted within the available time frame. Statistical experts from civil society, academia and private sectors will also participate. The outcome of the meeting will be presented to the Statistical Commission at its forty-sixth session under agenda item 3, Data in support of the post-2015 development agenda.

For additional information please refer to the following website:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/post-2015/activities/egm-on-indicator-framework/default.html

Contact: Luis González Morales, Tel. +1 212 963 0692, E-mail: gonzalezmorales@un.org


Statistical Commission Friday Seminar on “The Development of an Indicator Framework for the post-2015 Development Agenda: Towards a nationally owned monitoring system for the SDGs”,
New York, 27 February 2015

A Statistical Commission Friday Seminar on “The Development of an Indicator Framework for the post-2015 Development Agenda” will take place on 27 February 2015 to further the discussion on issues related to the development of indicators to monitor the post-2015 development agenda and hear from both data producers and data users. The Seminar will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

For additional information please refer to the following website:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/statcom_2015/seminars/post-2015/default.html

Contact: Yongyi Min, Tel. +1 212 963 9296, E-mail: min3@un.org


January 2015

Global Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics,
New York, 15-16 January 2015

The United Nations Statistics Division and the Statistical Office of the European Communities are organizing the Global Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics. The conference seeks to formulate an adequate response to the increased demand for detailed and timely data to monitor progress on the goals and targets of the post-2015 development agenda. These goals and targets are universal in the sense that they concern all United Nations Member States, but they are specific at the same time in the way they are formulated at sub-national, national and regional levels. These new demands require a more efficiently functioning national statistical system. This Conference is organized as a High-Level Forum of official statisticians with the purpose to seek a broad consensus on the strategic agenda for statistics for the consideration of the 46th Session of the Statistical Commission in March 2015.

For additional information please refer to the following website:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/workshops/2015/NewYork/lod.asp

Contact: Herman Smith, Tel. +1 212 963 4679, E-mail: smith33@un.org


Regional Workshop for countries in Asia and the Pacific on “Supporting Developing Countries Measure Progress Towards Achieving a Green Economy”,
Bangkok, Thailand, 20-23 January 2015

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organising a regional workshop within the United Nations Development Account project “Supporting Developing Countries Measure Progress Towards Achieving a Green Economy”. The project is led by UNSD in collaboration with UNEP, UNIDO, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Recognising the importance of high quality statistics and their effective use in promoting evidence-based socio-economic policies and achieving internationally agreed goals, the project aims to enhance the national statistical systems’ capacity in selected pilot countries. This is expected to lead to the production of good quality, timely and reliable statistics and indicators to inform about progress towards achieving a green economy in the context of sustainable development.
The workshop will serve as an opportunity to strengthen national data production and coordinate efforts for improving underlying environment, energy, agricultural and other statistics in the region. It will bring together statisticians and policy makers that use and produce such indicators. Moreover, the workshop is important given the current policy context and the emergence of the sustainable development goals in the context of the post 2015 development agenda, as well as national efforts to move towards sustainable development around the world.
Key elements of the workshop include: a review of potential indicators, suitable for developing countries, that can be used to inform on green economy and sustainable development issues; the sharing of experiences from the assessment exercise in the four pilot countries of the region; and a more detailed discussion of technical issues in selected areas of statistics that are relevant for the compilation of indicators informing on green economy issues. The workshop will be followed by direct technical assistance to the pilot countries in the next phase of this project.

For additional information please refer to the following website:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/greeneconomy

Contact: Ralf Becker, Tel. +1 212 963 4600, E-mail: beckerr@un.org