High-Profile Celebration of WSD in Afghanistan


21 October 2010 – High-level officials representing the Government and the International Community took part in the special event marking the first ever World Statistics Day organized in Kabul on 20 October by the Central Statistics Organization in Afghanistan.



The Second Vice President of Afghanistan and the Head of National Statistics Committee and National Census Committee, His Excellency Mohammad Karim Khalili, and the Minister of Finance, Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, both spoke during the meeting. Mr. Khalili stressed the importance of statistics for his country, particularly in relation with the next Population and Housing Census. He underlined the need for building statistical capacity and for accuracy of data.



Participants of the UN family in Afghanistan included Martin Kobler, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and representatives of donor countries such as the British Department for International Development (DFID) and international organizations like the World Bank and the European Commission.


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