recommendations of the Nuclear Commission paved the
way for the creation of the Statistical Commission
[...] and called for the establishment of "an
adequate, thoroughly competent central statistical
unit", whose functions are outlined, "to
serve the statistical needs of all departments and
organs of the United Nations";...
to the Economic and Social Council on the
First Session of the Commission:
the Agenda for the Commission's Work, para. 9
Lake Success , New York ,
27 January-7 February 1947
is our firm belief that the global statistical system
will function more effectively if all countries are
true partners in the system, from methodological development,
standard setting, to final implementation in national
practices. In this regard, UNSD will continue to expand
its work to promote participation of countries in all
aspects of international statistical activities. This
would range from expert group meetings, task forces,
regional meetings, and especially the Commission Session
Statement on Programme
Session of the Statistical Commission
Paul Cheung, Director
of the United Nations Statistics Division
7-10 March 2006
a resolution on strengthening
statistical capacity, adopted by consensus
and contained in the report of the Statistical
Commission on its thirty-seventh session, "the
Council calls on Member States to intensify their
efforts to strengthen national statistical capacity
in order to produce reliable and timely statistics... "
Excerpts from 24 July ECOSOC/6233
Full text available at: http://www.un.org/News/Press/
and integration of statistical programs, environment
statistics, external trade statistics, industrial statistics,
national accounts, population and housing censuses, social
statistics, and technical cooperation.
accounts addressed in 29 sessions.
- Statistical sampling.
- External trade statistics.
of National Accounts (SNA).
- Coordination and
integration of statistical programs.
statistics, links between the System of National
Accounts (SNA) and the System of Balances of the
National Economy (MPS), population and housing censuses,
SNA, technical cooperation.
and integration of statistical programmes and technical
Holy See and Palestine as
- from 2
Federation/USSR and the United
times) followed by United
States (38 times), France and India (35 times), and China and Ukraine (30 times).
- Canada: (15
times) followed by Italy (14 times), Cuba (13
times), Belarus and Turkey (11 times), and Portugal (9
- France, Russian
Kingdom and the United
times) followed by India (37 times), Canada (35 times), Ukraine (34 times) and China
Kingdom (4), United States(4).