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High-Level Forum on Official Statistics’
Response to the Rio+20 Mandate for Broader Measures of Progress

Monday, 25 February 2013, 3.00 – 6.00 pm
Conference Room 3 (TNLB)

The proposed side event of the 44th session of the Statistical Commission will provide a forum of stocktaking and sharing of knowledge among NSOs and international organizations on their experiences and ongoing activities in the measurement and application of broader measures of progress to complement GDP. National and international initiatives for broader measures of progress have so far focused on the development and improvement of frameworks, indicators, dashboards or composite indicators. The High Level Forum will discuss the recent developments of such measures, as well as its connections with the integration of social, economic and environmental measures in the framework of sustainable development, and seek the way to build synergies between these activities and other national and international initiatives (MDGs, Human Development Index, etc.). more...

Presentations and other material for information
French initiatives in measuring social progress
Jeffrey Sachs Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA
Summary of Keynote Speech
Jil Matheson National Statistician and Chief Executive, UK Statistics Authority
Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape President, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico
Shi Fengdan Research Institute of Statistical Sciences National Bureau of Statistics, China
Steve Landefeld Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), USA
Nikhil Seth Director, Division for Sustainable Development/DESA