Implementation Guidelines

  • United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics: Implementation guidelines
  • [ Final draft, subject to editing (January 2015) ]

    Background

    At its forty-second session in 2011, the Commission established group of Friends of the Chair on the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics to, amongst other things, develop a practical guide for the implementation of the Principles (decision 42/111). In 2014, the Commission welcomed the first draft of the implementation guidelines as an excellent starting point, and asked the Friends of the Chair group to continue its work on this important document; in this context, it invited countries to enrich the implementation guidelines with further comments and submission of good country practices (decision 45/101). In the following consultation process almost 40 countries contributed and the final implementation guidelines will be presented to the Statistical Commission at its 46th session in March 2015.

    Implementation Surveys

    Global Review 2012

    The United Nations Statistical Commission, at its session in 2011, asked the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to conduct a global review of the implementation of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and to prepare a report to be discussed at the Commission's session in 2013. This global review builds on an earlier review conducted in 2003. It was part of a work programme under the leadership of a Friends of the Chair group leading up to the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Fundamental Principles by the UN Statistical Commission in 2014.

    The results of the global survey, in which 126 national statistical offices participated, were reported to the Statistical Commission at its 44th session in the following document: [ English ]
    Questionnaires used: [ Arabic | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
    Global Review 2003

    On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Fundamental Principles the Commission had initiated a similar review. During the first such global survey, the Division had received responses from 112 countries, which were reported to the Commission at its 35th session in document E/CN.3/2004/21: [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]




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