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6 March 2012

The 43rd session of the Statistical Commission was held at United Nations Headquarters, New York from 28 February to 2 March 2012. It took place at the ECOSOC Chamber (TNLB).

Mr. Sha Zukang
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
  1. Membership of the Statistical Commission 2012
  2. Documents for the Statistical Commission 2012
  3. Orientation session for newcomers
  4. Side events
  5. New York Resource Guide including information on hotels
Friday, 24 February 2012

The seminar will provide a discussion forum for statistical managers to share lessons learned from the 2010 round of population and housing censuses and reflect on the likely future of census-taking. more..

Monday, 27 February 2012
This Learning Centre will present web services and cloud-based applications, which allow the integration of statistical information with geospatial information. An Internet-based demonstration will showcase the use of these tools. more..
Monday, 27 February 2012
This Learning Centre will present the proposed template for a generic National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF), and guidelines, a glossary and other supporting materials which have been developed by a Statistical Commission expert group. more..
Monday, 27 February 2012
This Forum addresses a serious challenge confronting the global statistical community.  The statisticians are
increasingly being asked to measure difficult and qualitative concepts.  Concepts such as national happiness or well-being, ecosystem services, sustainable development, and multiple deprivations are increasingly placed before the statisticians.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Recent turmoil in some of the Arab countries has adversely impacted the functioning of their national statistical systems.  This seminar will assess the extent to which the quality and credibility of official statistics has been adversely affected and how this can be rectified or reversed.more..
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
UNSD will introduce and launch the beta version of UN Monthly Comtrade, a new application for the dissemination of monthly merchandise trade statistics. more..
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Discussions on globalization, goods for processing, the geographical fragmentation of the production process and trade in value-added have challenged the notion that current trade figures reflect the value-added of trade. What does this mean for the use of official trade statistics? more..
Tuesday 28 February -
Friday 2 March 2012
The exhibition will focus on statistical developments and achievements in Europe. Statistical publications including books, posters, brochures, and CDs as well as promotional material on statistical activities will be displayed at the exhibition.