REGIONAL THEMATIC CONFERENCES

The Regional Thematic Conferences are being organised to further understand and prioritise the emerging needs of statistical organisations to adapt and develop, as stressed in the Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP) for Sustainable Development and in the final report of the series of conferences on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics. In particular, the monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related regional and national development policies requires national statistical systems to grasp the potential of innovative technologies in a rapidly changing data ecosystem while reinforcing leadership, coordination, communication and dialogue through institutional and organizational reforms in compliance with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, endorsed by the General Assembly in 2014. Modernization, transformation and adaptation are crucial if official statistics are to meet the widening and increasing requirements of policymakers, researchers, the media and civil society for high-quality, timely and disaggregated statistics


2021

Arab Thematic Conference
Managing a statistical organization in times of change

  • Ramallah, Palestine
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  • Early 2022
The Arab Thematic Conference has been postponed to early 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19.

This Thematic Conference for Arabic-speaking countries will be organised around four main sessions covering the six strategic areas of the CTGAP and a subset of the 14 substantive chapters of the Handbook as identified by the organizing committee, represented by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS), UN-ESCWA and UNSD, as highly relevant for the region.


Thematic Conference for the South-East and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region
Managing a statistical organization in times of change

  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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  • Late 2021 / Early 2022
The SE-EECCA Thematic Conference has been postponed to late 2021 / early 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19.

This Thematic Conference for European and Asian countries of the SE-EECCA region will be organised around 4 main sessions covering the 6 strategic areas of the CTGAP and a subset of the 14 substantive chapters of the Handbook as identified by the organizing committee as highly relevant for the region.

2020

Asian Thematic Conference
Managing a statistical organization in times of change

  • Manila, Philippines
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  • 12 - 14 February 2020

This Thematic Conference in Asia will be organised around 4 main sessions covering the 6 strategic areas of the CTGAP and a subset of the 14 substantive chapters of the Handbook as identified by the organizing committee, represented by Mongolia, Philippines, Asian Development Bank, UN-ESCAP and UNSD, as highly relevant for the region.

2019

Caribbean Thematic Conference
Managing a statistical organization in times of change

  • Christ Church, Barbados
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  • 25 - 27 November 2019

This Thematic Conference in the Caribbean will be organised around 4 main sessions covering the 6 strategic areas of the CTGAP and a subset of the 14 substantive chapters of the Handbook as identified by the organizing committee, represented by Barbados, Suriname, IDB, Caricom, OECS, ECLAC and UNSD, as highly relevant for the Caribbean.


African Thematic Conference
Managing a statistical organization in times of change

  • Pretoria, South Africa
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  • 7 - 9 October 2019

This Thematic Conference in Africa will be organised around 4 main sessions covering the 6 strategic areas of the CTGAP and a subset of the 14 substantive chapters of the Handbook as identified by the organizing committee, represented by Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and UN-ECA and UNSD, as highly relevant for Africa.