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International Forum on Migration Statistics 2018

15-01-2018  – 16-01-2018 Paris

OECD, IOM and UNDESA (represented by UNSD and UNPD) propose to co-organise a regular International Forum on Migration Statistics. The first Forum will be hosted at OECD's conference centre in Paris. The location of the Forum will rotate between the three co-organising agencies. The Forum will also involve partner organisations that will contribute to relevant sessions.

This event will enhance the exchange of information, promote mutual learning and facilitate cooperation among relevant stakeholders. It will bring together producers, analysts and users of migration statistics, and will create a community of interest focused on migration measurement issues. It will mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines - such as political science, economics, demography, development studies, migration studies, geospatial science, sociology, statistics, and information technology - that can contribute to an improved global understanding of international migration in all its dimensions.

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Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems for East Asian Countries

13-11-2017  – 17-11-2017 Hanoi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) organizing a Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems for East Asian Countries. The workshop will be conducted from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

This workshop is intended to go in depth into the issues of implementing the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, promulgated in 2014. With the view of strengthening technical capacity, the workshop will increase the knowledge of statisticians, civil registration and/or identity management officials and health officials about the revised Handbook on civil registration and vital statistics systems: management, operation and maintenance; and improve their capability in identifying obstacles and challenges for achieving complete coverage of their systems.

The workshop will also provide a forum for exchange of national experiences in evaluating vital statistics and discussing the capacity of participating countries to deliver quality national vital statistics for international compilation and dissemination. Current practices for setting up a holistic framework that encompasses Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems will be reviewed.

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  • María Isabel Cobos Hernandez, Tel.: 1-917-367-3072, E-mail: cobos@un.org

The Seminar on the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective (EDGE meeting)

01-11-2017  – 02-11-2017 Rome

This seminar will present the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective, developed under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project. The guidelines provide national statistical agencies and policy makers with guidance on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating individual-level household survey data on asset ownership. Lessons learned from the EDGE pilot countries which tested the methodology will also be shared. The meeting will also cover the methodology proposed to measure and monitor SDG indicator 5.a.1 (5.a.1 (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure), in line with the EDGE methods.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems for South American Countries

30-10-2017  – 03-11-2017 Bogota

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF), is organizing a Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems for South American Countries. The workshop will take place in Bogota, Colombia, from 30 October to 3 November 2017 and will be conducted in English with interpretation in Spanish.

This workshop is intended to go in depth into the issues of implementing the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, promulgated in 2014. With the view of strengthening technical capacity, the workshop will increase the knowledge of statisticians, civil registration and/or identity management officials and health officials about the revised Handbook on civil registration and vital statistics systems: management, operation and maintenance; and improve their capability in identifying obstacles and challenges for achieving complete coverage of their systems.

The workshop will also provide a forum for exchange of national experiences in evaluating vital statistics and discussing the capacity of participating countries to deliver quality national vital statistics for international compilation and dissemination. Current practices for setting up a holistic framework that encompasses Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems will be reviewed.

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  • Maria Isabel Cobos Hernandez, Tel.: +1 917 367 3072, E-mail: cobos@un.org

11th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (11th IAEG-GS)

30-10-2017  – 31-10-2017 Rome

The meeting will bring together national and international experts to review and discuss issues related to the development of gender statistics. In particular, the meeting will: (a) review methodological developments in key areas of gender concerns in the SDG framework; (b) review the work of the IAEG-GS Advisory Group on Gender Indicators and the alignment of the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators with the Global SDG indicator framework; (c) provide an update on the work undertaken in the field of gender statistics by the IAEG-GS Members; (d) review capacity building efforts in gender statistics; and (e) discuss the preparation of the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, hosted by Japan in November 2018.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

United Nations Regional Workshop on Evaluation and Analysis of Census Data

18-09-2017  – 22-09-2017 Johannesburg

The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Population Fund's East and Southern Africa Regional Office and the United Nations Statistics Division.

The main objective of the training workshop is to improve the capacity of NSOs within the East and Southern Africa region to undertake analysis and evaluation of the quality of census data on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of population, through demographic methods and comparison with other relevant data sources. The workshop will also provide a platform for discussing potential use of census data for generating SDG indicators related to demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of population and data disaggregation by age, sex, geographical location, disability and migration status.

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Technical Seminar on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems

17-07-2017  – 19-07-2017 Manila

The Technical Seminar on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems will be held on 17-19 July 2017 at the Multi-Function Hall 2 of the Asian Development Bank Headquarters (ADB HQ) located at 6 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Expert Group Meeting on the Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics

12-07-2017  – 14-07-2017 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics in New York on 12-14 July 2017. The main objective of the Expert Group Meeting is to initiate the revision of the UN Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics (https://unstats.un.org/unsd/publications/catalogue?selectID=269)- The revision with take into account the context of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provide guidance to countries on how to produce statistics on disability so as to better meet demands for good quality data for measuring and monitoring progress towards inclusion of persons with disabilities in development programmes.

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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

20-06-2017  – 22-06-2017 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Division and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will organise an expert group meeting on "Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda". The meeting will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 20 to 22 June 2017. The objectives of the meeting are to: (a) discuss how "migratory status" can be defined in the context of SDG data disaggregation; (b) identify the SDG indicators that are directly related to international migration and indictors that should be further disaggregated by migratory status; and (c) assess data requirements for these indicators, identify gaps in exiting methodologies and propose strategies to overcome these gaps, including the use of innovative methodologies and non-traditional data sources. The outcome of the meeting will provide inputs to a technical report to guide the production and use of data for the migration-relevant SDG indicators by countries. The meeting will also formulate action-oriented recommendations on migration data collection and compilation for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in Support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

20-06-2017  – 22-06-2017 Santiago

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) organized the Regional Meeting whose purpose was to compile and share national experiences in approaches taken to measure the population with disabilities during national censuses of the 2010 round, and to discuss compilation of data on disability for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals.

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United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International Standards and Contemporary Technologies

29-05-2017  – 01-06-2017 Dar es Salaam

The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics of Tanzania, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.

The main objective of the workshop is to introduce two recently revised international guidelines; the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 3) and the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 2), and the standards, concepts and methods contained therein in order to facilitate national planning and preparations for 2020 round censuses. The workshop will also provide a forum for reviewing national experience in, and document good practices on, the use of contemporary technologies including those for census mapping and data collection.

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United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International Standards and Contemporary Technologies

08-05-2017  – 11-05-2017 Lagos

The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in collaboration with the National Population Commission of Nigeria, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.

The main objective of the workshop is to introduce two recently revised international guidelines; the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 3) and the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 2), and the standards, concepts and methods contained therein in order to facilitate national planning and preparations for 2020 round censuses. The workshop will also provide a forum for reviewing national experience in, and document good practices on, the use of contemporary technologies including those for census mapping and data collection.

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United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International Standards and Contemporary Technologies

20-03-2017  – 23-03-2017 Lusaka

The main objective of the workshop is to introduce two recently revised international guidelines; the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 3) and the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 2), and the standards, concepts and methods contained therein in order to facilitate national planning and preparations for 2020 round censuses. The workshop will also provide a forum for reviewing national experience in, and document good practices on, the use of contemporary technologies including those for census mapping and data collection.

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United Nations Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

14-03-2017  – 16-03-2017 Muscat

The UN Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and the National Centre for Statistics and Information of Oman organized the meeting with the following objectives: (i) to review and discuss national experiences, including challenges faced and lessons learned, to measure the population with disabilities during censuses of the 2010 round; (ii) to provide an opportunity to discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals; and (iii) to foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring the SDGs.

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Expert Group Meeting on Management and Evaluation of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

20-02-2017  – 24-02-2017 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is conducting an Expert Group Meeting on Management and Evaluation of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems. The main objective is to review the draft of the revised Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance; to provide further guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that it provides countries with a reference document on the management aspects of civil registration and vital statistics, including evaluation of completeness. The revised Handbook is expected to be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption.

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  • María-Isabel Cobos, Tel.: +1 917 367 3072, E-mail: cobos@un.org

Regional Workshop on Strengthening the Collection and Use of International Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

31-01-2017  – 03-02-2017 Bangkok

The workshop is jointly organised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (represented by Statistics Division (UNSD) and Population Division (UNPD)) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (represented by the Statistics Division and the Social Development Division), for selected countries in South and South-East Asia. The workshop aims to increase the capacity of participating countries to produce comprehensive national migration data that meets international standards, and to enhance understanding of the uses and limitations of migration data for policy purposes and for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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UNSD/ESCWA Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

12-12-2016  – 14-12-2016 Muscat

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) of Oman, is organizing a Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme for Arabic speaking countries. This meeting is part of a series of regional meetings being organised in different regions of the world. Its objective is to review and discuss national experiences, including challenges faced and lessons learned, to measure the population with disabilities during censuses of the 2010 round. The Regional Meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the Regional Meeting will foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring the SDGs.

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Technical Meeting on Use of Technology in Population and Housing Censuses

28-11-2016  – 01-12-2016 Amman

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Department of Statistics (DoS) of Jordan, the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is organizing the United Nations Technical Meeting on Use of Technology in Population and Housing Censuses. The meeting will take place in Amman, Jordan from 28 November to 1 December 2016. This meeting will bring together national statisticians to review national experience in, and document good practices on, the use of electronic data collection technologies in census enumeration. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to review the business processes for successful implementation of electronic data collection technologies in population and housing censuses The outcomes of this meeting will serve as input towards the drafting of guidelines on the use of electronic data collection technologies in censuses.

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United Nations Africa Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

15-11-2016  – 17-11-2016 Kampala

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the African Center for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACS-ECA) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, is organizing a Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme for the African region. This meeting is part of a series of regional meetings being organised in different regions of the world. Its objective is to review and discuss national experiences, including challenges faced and lessons learned, to measure the population with disabilities during censuses of the 2010 round. The Regional Meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the Regional Meeting will foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring the SDGs.

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6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

24-10-2016  – 26-10-2016 Helsinki

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Statistics Finland are organising the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and guidance from the Interagency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS). The Forum will be held in Helsinki, Finland from 24 to 26 October 2016 and will focus on data and statistical methods for the follow up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators framework, from a gender perspective. Gender Statistics Forums have proven to be an important opportunity to take stock of progress towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment and to review data availability, data challenges and countries’ capacities to measure and monitor gender-relevant issues. Forums are also the ideal venues to share and discuss initiatives and tools related to the collection, production, dissemination and use of gender statistics.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

10th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS)

23-10-2016  – 23-10-2016 Helsinki

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the 10th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) in Helsinki, Finland on 23 October 2016. The meeting will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international agencies, regional commissions and other experts to discuss methodological developments to measure selected indicators under SDG 5, other gender relevant SDG indicators, and to take stoke of ongoing and planned activities to fill in gender data gaps.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Side Meeting and Round Table Discussion on CRVS assessment using Direct Methods during Latin American Population Association (ALAP) Conference

18-10-2016  – 20-10-2016 Foz do Iguaçu

The UN Statistics Division/DESA and the IUSSP Panel on Innovations in Strengthening CRVS Systems are organising these two events with the aim of showcasing recent methodological developments, and of fostering an exchange of regional experiences on how to best assess the completeness and accuracy of birth and death statistics, which are key indicators of CRVS system performance. A well-functioning civil registration system with information on births and deaths is a key source of data for vital statistics. Registration also helps to ensure the realization of human rights and to have access to benefits and protections of the state. In the 2030 development agenda, the need for accurate and timely vital statistics has been reaffirmed. Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognizes a direct link between civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems, legal identity and sustainable development. Moreover, the indicators selected to monitor progress of goal 17 include the proportion of countries that have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration by 2030.

The side meeting will bring together regional specialists and experts involved with the development and/or the application of direct methods, especially through the use of record linkage validation for assessing the completeness and accuracy of births and deaths records based on data from civil registration and other administrative and health sources, at national or local levels. Complementary to this, there will be a round table entitled “CRVS assessment from the academic perspective” within the conference regular programme. Register for the side meeting and learn more about these activities.

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  • Maria Isabel Cobos-Hernandez, Tel.: +1 917 367 3072, E-mail: cobos@un.org

Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

05-09-2016  – 06-09-2016 Bridgetown

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM), and the Barbados Statistical Services, is organizing a Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme for Caribbean Countries. The objectives of the Regional Meeting are to review and discuss national experiences, including challenges faced and lessons learned, to measure the population with disabilities during censuses of the 2010 round. The Regional Meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the Regional Meeting will foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring the SDGs.

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Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, for Central American and Caribbean Countries

30-08-2016  – 02-09-2016 Guatemala City

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Unicef Regional Office, the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS), is organizing a Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, for Central American and Caribbean Countries. The workshop aims to increase the knowledge of government statisticians and civil registration officers about the revised international principles and recommendations for compiling, processing and disseminating vital statistics; and to improve their capability in identifying gaps and challenges in applying international standards to improve their vital statistics system. The workshop will contribute to the initiatives at the global and regional levels to accelerate improvement of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). CRVS is essential for population data for development, statistics for health planning and evaluation, the protection of rights and access to services, and improved governance through identity data.

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  • María-Isabel Cobos, Tel.: +1 917 367 3072, E-mail: cobos@un.org

United Nations Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

26-07-2016  – 28-07-2016 Bangkok

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific, is organizing a Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme. The objectives are to: (i) review and discuss national experiences in approaches taken to measure the population with disabilities during national censuses of the 2010 round; (ii) discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals particularly in the context of the regional Incheon Strategy, a framework regarding persons with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific region; and (iii) share national experiences among participating countries and foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring of the SDGs.

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Expert Group Meeting on the Revision of ICATUS

28-06-2016  – 30-06-2016 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the revision of the International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics (ICATUS), to be held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, on 28-30 June 2016. ICATUS is a classification of all the activities a person may spend time on during the 24 hours of a day. Its purpose is to serve as a standard framework for time-use statistics based on activities grouped in a meaningful way and relevant to both developing and developed countries. ICATUS was first published as a “trial” classification in 2005 and built on national and regional classifications existing at the time. The revision of the classification started in 2012 with the organization of an Expert Group Meeting by UNSD. Since then, new standards, including the framework for work statistics as adopted at the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians in 2013, have been incorporated into a revised version of the classification. UNSD has undertaken an electronic consultation since February 2016 to receive comments from national and international experts on the current version of the classification that will be discussed and finalized at the Expert Group Meeting.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Seminar in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Pacific Islands: Standards, Best Practice and Lessons Learnt

22-02-2016  – 25-02-2016 Noumea

The United Nations Statistics Division, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community is conducting a seminar titled “Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Pacific Islands: Standards, Best Practice and Lessons Learnt”. Taking into consideration the particularity of the countries in the Pacific region, this event is combining the standard UNSD workshop curriculum for training in the revised Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System and the regional programmes and activities under the Brisbane Accord Group programme of work (for details see: http://www.uq.edu.au/hishub/brisbane-accord-group). The seminar will bring together civil registrars, vital statisticians and health officers from around twenty countries and territories in the Pacific region as well as contributions from UNICEF, WHO and ESCAP. The event will take place from 22-25 February in the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in Noumea, New Caledonia.

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  • Srdjan Mrkic, Tel.: +1 (212) 963 4940, E-mail: mrkic@un.org

Expert group meeting on the revision of the Handbook on the management of population and housing censuses

14-12-2015  – 17-12-2015 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the Expert Group Meeting on the Revision of the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses, to be held in New York, from 14-17 December 2015.

The main objective of the meeting is to review the draft of the revised Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses and to provide further guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that it provides countries with a reference document on the management aspects of carrying out population and housing censuses in the 2020 round of population and housing censuses, as mandated by the ECOSOC resolution on the same topic. The revised Handbook is expected to be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption.

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Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for a vital statistics system, Revision 3, for Caribbean countries

01-12-2015  – 04-12-2015 Port of Spain

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the United Nations Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, for Caribbean Countries, to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 1 to 4 December 2015.

This is the first opportunity for Caribbean national statistical authorities to learn about the latest version of these major methodological guidelines and standards, issued last year. In addition, the workshop will bring together civil registrars and statisticians, thus offering an opportunity for establishing a much closer cooperation at the national level. The workshop is conducted in collaboration with OAS, CARRICOM and Regional ECLAC Office. The previous workshop on the same topic was conducted in 2005, thus providing an opportunity to assess the progress made in improving civil registration and vital statistics along the line of international standards in the ten year period for the fifteen participating Caribbean countries.

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Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for a vital statistics system, Revision 3, for South American countries

09-11-2015  – 12-11-2015 Santiago

The United Nations Statistics Division, in coordination with ECLAC, is conducting the Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, for South American Countries, from 9-12 November 2015, Santiago, Chile.

This workshop contributes to the initiatives at the global and regional levels to accelerate improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems. With the view of strengthening technical capacity to contribute to the efforts in improving civil registration and vital statistics systems, the workshop aims to increase the knowledge of government statisticians and civil registration officers about the revised international principles and recommendations for compiling, processing and disseminating vital statistics; and to improve their capability in identifying gaps and challenges in applying international standards to improve their civil registration and vital statistics systems. The workshop will bring together civil registrars and vital statisticians from twelve South American Countries.

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9th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics (IAEG-GS)

29-10-2015  – 30-10-2015 Bangkok

UNSD organized the 9th meeting of the IAEG-GS, held in Bangkok, Thailand from 29-30 October 2015. A total of 36 participants from international agencies, regional commissions and national statistical offices attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed the preliminary SDG indicators under Goal 5 – Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls – proposed by the 2nd meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGS), held from 26 to 28 October. The review was carried out from a technical perspective, highlighting the need for rephrasing or for correcting inconsistencies. The proposed indicators were further classified into 3 tiers according to the agree tiers system. The meeting also took note of work programmes and initiatives undertaken by IAEG-GS members to strengthen gender statistics at the international, regional and national levels.

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Subregional Workshop on Applying Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System for Implementing the Regional Action Framework for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia

15-09-2015  – 18-09-2015 Istanbul

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the Sub-regional Workshop on Applying Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System for Implementing the Regional Action Framework for Civil registration and Vital Statistics in Asia, from 15-18 September 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey targeting countries in Central Asian region This workshop is organised in cooperation with the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and UNESCAP with the contribution from WHO.

The purpose of the workshop is to present the revised international statistical standards for civil registration and vital statistics and put them in context of the regional initiatives for improving these systems in Asia and the Pacific; provide an opportunity for participating statisticians and civil registrars to exchange national practices and establish channels for exchanging experiences in the regional settings; and present good practical from countries in the sub-region.

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Evidence and Data for Gender Equality - Project Midterm Review Technical Meeting

03-12-2014  – 05-12-2014 Kitakyushu-city

The Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) Midterm Review Technical Meeting took place in Kitakyushu-city, Japan, 3-5 December 2014. The meeting was organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with UN Women. The key objectives of the three-day meeting were to: (a) promote the integration of a gender perspective into national statistical systems with the aim of improving the availability and quality of gender statistics, including statistics on the “emerging issues” of asset ownership and entrepreneurship; (b) update participants on the progress made by the EDGE initiative to advance methodological development on measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; (c) receive feedback from national statisticians on the feasibility of implementing the recommendation(s) of the EDGE Methodological Survey Experiment on Measuring Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective (MEXA) with regards to whom in the household should be interviewed about the ownership, control and valuation of assets at the individual level; (d) receive feedback from national statisticians and partner agencies on the applicability and feasibility of the methodology proposed under the EDGE project to measure entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; and (e) ensure that country implementation plans are in place for piloting data collection on asset ownership and control under the EDGE initiative during 2015.


Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for a vital statistics system, Rev. 3

02-12-2014  – 05-12-2014 Addis Ababa

Within the framework of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration Systems, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), is organising a Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 3, for English-speaking African countries. The workshop will be hosted by UN-ECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2 to 5 December, 2014.

The main purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance to countries on the implementation of the new revision of the United Nations recommendations for the collection and compilation of vital statistics at national level through civil registration and other sources such as population censuses, sample surveys, population registers, and health records, at the same time providing full overview of contemporary international statistical standards and requirements. At the same time, it will offer an opportunity to statisticians, on one side, and civil registrars, on the other, to directly interact and exchange experiences and practices using national civil registration and vital statistics systems as a framework.

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United Nations in-house training workshop on evaluation and analysis of census data

01-12-2014  – 12-12-2014 Nay Pyi Taw


Workshop on integrating a gender perspective in the production of statistics

01-12-2014  – 04-12-2014 Amman

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and the Jordan Department of Statistics, is organizing a workshop on Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Production of statistics, in Amman, Jordan, from 1 to 4 December 2014.

The workshop aims to train national statisticians on: (1) producing gender statistics from available data sources; (2) using data from population censuses for gender analysis; and (3) ways to produce, disseminate and communicate gender statistics to properly inform policies.

The workshop will also foster exchange of national experiences among participating countries.

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Workshop on strengthening the collection and use of international migration data for development

18-11-2014  – 21-11-2014 Addis Ababa

The Population Division and the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, are organizing a regional workshop for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of international migration data for development. The workshop will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 18 to 21 November 2014. The workshop will bring together experts from national statistical offices in charge of producing official statistics on international migration as well as experts from relevant ministries or agencies in charge of compiling and analysing migration data for policy purposes. Experts from international organizations will participate as resource persons.


5th global forum on gender statistics

03-11-2014  – 05-11-2014 Aguascalientes

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (INEGI) are organising the 5th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and the guidance of the Interagency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS).

The Forum will be held in Aguascalientes, Mexico on 3-5 November 2014 and will serve as a platform to review methods and data (including innovative approaches/initiatives) to measure and monitor gender equality and women’s empowerment in the following thematic “pillars”: women and the economy; violence against women; time use; political participation; the environment; and women in armed conflicts. The Forum will also cover recent initiatives focused on how to fill in gender data gaps.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

8th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics (IAEG-GS),

02-11-2014  – 02-11-2014 Aguascalientes

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the 8th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) in Aguascalientes, Mexico on 2 November 2014. The meeting will bring together representatives from national statistics offices, international agencies, Regional Commissions and other experts to discuss specific gender statistics initiatives and issues.

The meeting will cover the International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics (ICATUS), proposed headline indicators on violence against women, the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) initiative, and an update on the work of the Advisory Group on Emerging Issues.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Workshop on Revision 3 of the Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses and census data evaluation

19-10-2014  – 23-10-2014 Amman

UNSD will conduct the Workshop on Revision 3 of Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses and Census Data Evaluation, in collaboration with Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, in Amman, Jordan, from 19 to 23 October 2014. The workshop will bring together statisticians from twenty-two countries and representatives of international organizations.

The workshop aims to increase the knowledge of the government statisticians on the revised international principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses; enhance the knowledge of the staff on importance of evaluation of the quality of census data and identification of types of errors in census data through using demographic techniques; and improve their capability in identifying gaps and challenges in applying international standards in conducting population and housing censuses and improving the quality of data collected through the census.

The workshop also aims to provide a platform for participants to share their national experiences and learn from good practices.

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Workshop on gender statistics for countries from the Pacific region

04-08-2014  – 06-08-2014 Nadi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), is organizing a workshop on Gender Statistics for countries from the Pacific region. The workshop will take place in Nadi, Fiji, from 4 to 6 August 2014.

This is one of a series of workshops conducted by UNSD, under the Global Gender Statistics Programme, to provide training and assistance to strengthen the capacity of countries to produce and disseminate gender statistics and to use gender statistics for policymaking.

These workshops focus primarily on Integrating a Gender Perspective into Statistics, Time Use Statistics and Statistics on Violence against Women. The workshops aim to promote and train national statisticians on agreed international standards, share best practices and ensure collaboration and networking among gender statisticians and other relevant stakeholders, for the production, dissemination and communication of gender statistics that are policy relevant, internationally comparable and technically sound.

The workshop for the Pacific region will assist national statisticians with translating international guidelines into practice at the national level, taking into account the specific contexts of countries in the region.

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Third regional workshop on production and use of vital statistics: Applying tools and materials available to improve vital statistics

26-05-2014  – 30-05-2014 Daejeon

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), a regional institution of the UNESCAP, and Statistics Korea, the national statistical authority of the Republic of Korea is organizing the Third Regional Workshop on Production and Use of Vital Statistics: Applying Tools and Materials Available to Improve Vital Statistics. The regional workshop will be conducted from 26 to 30 May 2014 in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

With the view to strengthen technical capacity to contribute to the efforts in improving civil registration and vital statistics systems, the workshop aims to increase the knowledge of government statisticians and civil registration officials about the revised international principles and recommendations for compiling, processing and disseminating vital statistics; and improve their capability in identifying gaps and challenges in applying international standards to improve their vital statistics system. The participants of the workshop consist of one statistician and one civil registrar from 14 Asian countries.

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Second expert group meeting on the revision of Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses

29-04-2014  – 02-05-2014 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the Second Expert Group Meeting on the Revision of Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses in New York, 29 April - 2 May 2014.

The first meeting took place in November 2013 and resulted in establishing three working groups, each focussing on particular part of the principles and recommendations. The second meeting of the expert group will review the consolidated input and contributions and discuss both general and specific issues and topics, leading to the draft text of revised principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses.

This expert group comprises of over fifty experts from national statistical offices and international and regional organizations.

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United Nations regional seminar on the promotion and utilization of census results and on the revision of the principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses

24-03-2014  – 26-03-2014 Pretoria

UNSD in collaboration with Statistics South Africa, the African Development Bank, UNFPA and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa African Centre for Statistics, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Promotion and Utilization of Census Results and on the revision of the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses.

The objectives of the Regional Seminar is to discuss lessons learnt and share national experience from the 2010 round of population and housing censuses with regard to effective strategies for promoting the dissemination and utilization of census data. The regional seminar will also provide an opportunity to gather the input of African countries towards the revision of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses.

The knowledge shared during the Regional Seminar will enable participating countries to promote utilization of their census data from the 2010 round and to better plan and develop strategies for utilization of data from censuses conducted during the 2020 round.

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Evidence and Data for Gender Equality Technical Meeting on Measuring Entrepreneurship from a Gender Perspective

05-12-2013  – 06-12-2013 New York


Workshop on census evaluation

02-12-2013  – 06-12-2013 Hanoi

UNSD will conduct the Workshop on Census Evaluation, in collaboration with General Statistics Office of Viet Nam, in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from 2 to 6 December 2013. The regional workshop will bring together some fifteen national statisticians from eight Asian countries.

The main purpose of the workshop is to provide the staff of national statistical offices with hands-on training to master indirect demographic techniques necessary for the evaluation of census results. Participants will learn, in particular, the methods to evaluate age-sex structure of population, fertility as well as mortality data obtained from national population and housing censuses. Participants are also expected to establish own professional networks through exchange of experiences and knowledge on census data analyses.

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EDGE Follow-up Meeting on Measuring Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective

21-11-2013  – 21-11-2013 New York

The overall objective of the UN EDGE Follow-up Meeting on Measuring Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective is to reach a tentative agreement on the broad recommendations on the design of the methodological survey experiments on measuring individual-level asset ownership from multi-purpose household surveys, including the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), with financial and technical contributions from theEvidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project.1 The goal will be to develop by the end of the day a clear agenda for this work program and next steps.


International seminar on gender statistics

12-11-2013  – 14-11-2013 Incheon

An international seminar on gender statistics, hosted by Statistics Korea will be held from 12 to 14 November 2013 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The seminar is organized by the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) and Statistics Korea (KOSTAT). The meeting will discuss (1) the integration of gender into national statistics, (2) women’s discontinuity at work, (3) time use statistics, and (4) measuring violence against women.


Expert group meeting on revising the principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses

29-10-2013  – 01-11-2013 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division is organising the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Revising the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses. It will be held fro 29 October - 1 November 2013 in New York. The main purpose of the meeting is to lay down the framework for the revised set of international principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses in the 2020 round censuses, that will take place from 2015 to 2024, The experts will take stock of the experiences in conducting population and housing censuses in the 2010 round and adopt an outline for the revision, as well as distributing specific tasks related to the preparation of the content of the recommendations among themselves. The revised Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses: the 2020 Round will be the major international statistical standard guiding the work on population and housing censuses in 2020 round.

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7th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics (IAEG-GS)

12-09-2013  – 13-09-2013 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the 7th meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) in New York from 12 to 13 September 2013. The meeting will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international agencies and Regional Commissions to review global work on gender statistics. The objectives of the meeting are to review the work of the Advisory Group on Emerging Issues, discuss the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators and update the members on capacity building efforts in gender statistics through a continued dialogue on the coordination of gender statistics activities.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Technical meeting on measuring asset ownership from a gender perspective

30-07-2013  – 02-08-2013 Bangkok

Under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and UN Women are organizing in Bangkok, from 30 July to 2 August 2013, a technical meeting on measuring asset ownership from a gender perspective. The meeting will bring together around 30 experts, including survey statisticians and gender specialists from selected countries, partner agencies and regional commissions, to discuss how to measure asset ownership at the individual level. More precisely, participants will: (a) review and discuss the draft Technical Report on Collecting Sex-Disaggregated Asset Data presenting the proposed methodology to collect individual-level asset data through a dedicated module attached to a multi-purpose national household survey; (b) share national practices on measuring asset ownership; and (c) discuss the project implementation strategy in selected pilot countries.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Conference on the assessment of the 2010 round of population and housing censuses in Africa

29-04-2013  – 01-05-2013 Pretoria

The United Nations Statistics Division will co-organize, with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank, African Union Commission and UNFPA a Conference on Assessment of 2010 Round of Population and Housing Censuses in Africa that will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, 29 April - 1 May 2013. The Conference will aim at taking stock of the population and housing censuses in Africa in the period 2005-2014 and provide a regional input for a global assessment of the census round.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

Workshop on Improving the Integration of a gender perspective into official statistics

16-04-2013  – 19-04-2013 Chiba

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) are organizing jointly a capacity building workshop on gender statistics, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan. This regional workshop will take place in Chiba, Japan from 16 to 19 April 2013. The purpose of the workshop is to train national statisticians on the production and use of gender statistics, as well as discuss the newly developed UN manual: Manual for Integrating a Gender Perspective into Statistics.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

Seminar on population and housing census practices of Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) member countries

06-03-2013  – 08-03-2013 Ankara

As part of its programme on the 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme, UNSD will participate in and contribute to the Seminar on Population and Housing Census Practices of the OIC Member Countries. The objective of the Seminar is to discuss lessons learnt and share national experiences in innovations and best practices in census taking for the 2010 round in the Member States of the OIC. The Seminar will also provide a discussion forum for the countries on the likely future of their censuses for the 2020 round and on ways to enhance future cooperation among the Member States in census taking.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

Meetings of Inter-agency and expert group on MDG indicators (IAEG-MDG)

20-02-2013  – 21-02-2013 New York

The 22nd and 23rd Meetings of Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators (IAEG-MDGs) will be organized back to back on 20 and 21 February 2013 in New York. During the meetings, the outcomes of the debates on MDGs at the 67th session of the General Assembly as well as those of the Rio+20, will be reviewed. The participants will also discuss how to prepare the 2013 global MDG report and the work towards the final evaluation of MDGs in 2015, The meeting will be preceded by a half day meeting by the Task Team on Lessons learnt from MDG monitoring on 19 February 2013.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

Workshops on population projections using census data

17-01-2013  – 18-01-2013 Beijing

United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with China National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing an International Workshop on Population Projections using Census Data from 14 to 16 January 2013 in Beijing, China. The workshop aims to strengthen the technical capacity of National Statistical Offices of Asian countries to generate national population projections from census data. Twelve Asian countries are invited to participate in the workshop. The workshop will cover topics including assessing quality of census data; determining appropriate levels of fertility, mortality and migration; techniques on making national population projections. The International Workshop will be followed by a National workshop from 17 to18 January 2013, attended by representatives from provincial-level statistics offices in China. The National Workshop will focus on techniques for making sub-national and sectoral population projections.

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International Workshop on Population Projections using Census Data

14-01-2013  – 16-01-2013 Beijing

United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with China National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing an International Workshop on Population Projections using Census Data from 14 to 16 January 2013 in Beijing, China. The workshop aims to strengthen the technical capacity of National Statistical Offices of Asian countries to generate national population projections from census data. Twelve Asian countries are invited to participate in the workshop. The workshop will cover topics including assessing quality of census data; determining appropriate levels of fertility, mortality and migration; techniques on making national population projections. The International Workshop will be followed by a National workshop from 17 to18 January 2013, attended by representatives from provincial-level statistics offices in China. The National Workshop will focus on techniques for making sub-national and sectoral population projections.

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Workshop on integrating a gender perspective into statistics

04-12-2012  – 07-12-2012 Kampala

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), is organizing a capacity building workshop for sub-Saharan African countries on Integrating a Gender Perspective into Statistics. The workshop will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 4 to 7 December 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to present the newly developed Manual for Integrating a Gender Perspective into Statisticsand train national statisticians on the production and use of gender statistics.

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United Nations regional workshop on CensusInfo for Arabic-speaking countries

03-12-2012  – 06-12-2012 Amman


International seminar on population and housing censuses: beyond the 2010 round

27-11-2012  – 29-11-2012 Seoul

UNSD, in collaboration with Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), is organizing an International Seminar on population and housing censuses which will provide a discussion forum for countries and organizations to share experiences and lessons learnt from censuses conducted during the 2010 round. Discussions will center around 1) emerging methodologies for the census, 2) use of modern technologies during census operations, 3) strategies for managing the cost of the census, 4) demand for and provision of census micro data, and 5) the likely future of census taking.

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United Nations regional workshop on CensusInfo for Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries

26-11-2012  – 30-11-2012 Oranjestad

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United Nations workshop on census data evaluation for English-speaking African countries

12-11-2012  – 16-11-2012 Kampala

The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the technical capacity of the participating countries to evaluate the quality of their census data and identify any errors. Over the course of the workshop, some of the most commonly used techniques for the assessment of data relating to the age and sex structure of the population, fertility, mortality, migration, and socioeconomic characteristics of the population will be covered. In doing so, the workshop aims to draw participants’ attention to the importance of data evaluation as a step in the census process, as well as to provide them a hands-on opportunity to practice the fundamentals of conducting a census evaluation through demographic analysis. The workshop will also provide a forum to discuss national practices and to exchange experiences among the participating countries.


Inter-agency and expert group meeting on MDG indicators

01-11-2012  – 02-11-2012 Geneva

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Indicators. The meeting will be held in Geneva from 1 to 2 November 2012, hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The main purpose of this Expert Group Meeting is to share experience and lessons learned from the MDG monitoring in the last decade at both national and international levels. In addition, the meeting will discuss different options to exchange data/metadata to update MDG databases and will be an opportunity to identify key areas in which international agencies could provide technical assistance to strengthen MDG-related statistical capacity at the country level.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

22nd meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on MDG Indicators

31-10-2012  – 31-10-2012 Geneva

The 22nd Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) meeting on MDG indicators is part of the yearly consultation with national experts and international agencies to review and discuss issues related to the global MDG monitoring. This IAEG meeting will focus on: lessons learned from MDG monitoring in the last decade, options to exchange data/metadata to update the MDG global database, and MDG-related statistical capacity needs at the country level.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

Regional workshop on population projections for English-speaking African Countries

29-10-2012  – 02-11-2012 Pretoria

Within the framework of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses, the United Nations Statistics Division will conduct a Regional Workshop on Population Projections for English Speaking African Countries, in Pretoria, South Africa, from 29 October - 2 November 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to provide training to statisticians from national statistical authorities in Africa in producing projections of population based on census results.

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United Nations workshop on population projections for African countries

10-09-2012  – 14-09-2012 Rabat

UNSD, in collaboration with the the Direction de la Statistique, Haut Commissariat au Plan du Maroc, is organizing a workshop on population projections for French speaking African countries. The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the technical capacity of the participating countries to generate population projections at different geographical levels and sectors. The workshop will also provide the forum to discuss national practices and to exchange experiences and lessons learned among the participating countries. Participants will also learn about available software packages for generating population projections.

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10th United Nations conference on the standardization of geographical names (UNCSGN)

31-07-2012  – 09-08-2012 New York

The Tenth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names (UNCSGN) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 31 July to 9 August 2012. In conjunction with the 10th UNCSGN, the 27th Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) will be held on 30 July and on 10 August 2012, one day prior and one day after the Tenth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names. The UNCSGN is held every five years, and UNGEGN meets between the Conferences to follow up the implementation of resolutions adopted by the Conferences and to ensure continuity of activities between Conferences.

The primary objective of the Conference is to encourage national and international geographical names standardization, to promote the international dissemination of nationally standardized geographical names information, and to adopt single Romanization systems for the conversion of each non-Roman writing system to the Roman alphabet.

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United Nations national workshop on CensusInfo for Cambodia

25-06-2012  – 29-06-2012 Phnom Penh

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Cambodia National Institute of Statistics, the workshop is aimed at training staff at the national statistical office in the full potential of CensusInfo as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop is intended to develop the national CensusInfo application, with accompanying databases and customized features; it will involve fifteen professionals from the NIS. The workshop is part of the series of national training workshops developed by UNSD aiming at developing and putting in place national CensuInfo applications for dissemination of population and housing census statistics using contemporary technology.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

Expert group meeting to finalize the trial International classification of activities for time-use statistics (ICATUS)

11-06-2012  – 13-06-2012 New York

Following a request by the Statistical Commission at its 28th session in 1995, UNSD convened a first expert group meeting in 1997 to prepare a draft classification of activities for time-use statistics. Then, based on the experience of countries that used or adapted this classification as well as on recommendations from a second expert group meeting organized in 2000, a revised and more elaborated version was issued and published in Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work (United Nations, 2005) as the UN Trial International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics (ICATUS).

After a lapse of years while several countries adapted ICATUS for application in their data collection, tabulation and analysis, UNSD is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the revision and finalization of ICATUS. The meeting will bring together around 20 national and international experts to discuss and agree on several topics including: (1) the updates of the current categories (2) the consistency of ICATUS with the new international standards classification; (3) the treatment of more complex aspects (categories such as “looking for work” or “waiting”); (4) the mapping (correspondence tables) between ICATUS and other existing classifications. The final agreed classification will be presented to the UN Statistical Commission for endorsement in 2013, after been reviewed by the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

United Nations workshop for South Asian countries on collection and dissemination of socio-economic data from population and housing censuses

28-05-2012  – 31-05-2012 New Delhi

The United Nations Statistics Division is organizing a Workshop for South Asian countries on Collection and Dissemination of Socio-economic Data from Population and Housing Censuses. The workshop will take place in New Delhi, India from 28 to 31 May 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to present international standards and country practices for conducting population and housing censuses with a focus on recommended core topics and tabulations as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2. The workshop will also offer an opportunity to discuss the use of technological tools and of GIS web-based mapping and spatial analysis in the dissemination of census data as well as of the CensusInfo software as a tool for data dissemination. Lastly, the workshop will also provide a forum for sharing of national practices and experiences regarding determination of census topics and tabulations and also strategies for dissemination of census data.

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United Nations regional workshop on CensusInfo

15-05-2012  – 18-05-2012 Almaty

Organized by DESA’s Statistics Division in collaboration with the Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Regional Workshop on CensusInfo is expected to gather representatives from nine Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region countries. The Regional Workshop will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 15 to 18 May 2012. The purpose of the Regional Workshop is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination of census data as well as highlighting CensusInfo’s potential as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop will demonstrate the various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The workshop sessions will also include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications.

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National CensusInfo Training

14-05-2012  – 18-05-2012 Dushanbe

Organized by DESA’s Statistics Division in collaboration with the Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Regional Workshop on CensusInfo is expected to gather representatives from nine Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region countries. The Regional Workshop will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 15 to 18 May 2012. The purpose of the Regional Workshop is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination of census data as well as highlighting CensusInfo’s potential as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop will demonstrate the various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The workshop sessions will also include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications.

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4th global forum on gender statistics

27-03-2012  – 29-03-2012 Dead Sea

The Forum is being organized by the UNSD and the Department of Statistics of Jordan, in collaboration with UNESCWA, UNFPA, UN-Women, and the World Bank. It is being held as part of the Global Gender Statistics Programme promoted by the IAEG-GS with the purpose of enhancing the capacity of countries to collect, disseminate and use quality gender statistics. The forum will provide an important opportunity to review and discuss new initiatives and data collection tools for the improvement of gender statistics and focus on Women’s Empowerment, including: economic empowerment, autonomy and physical empowerment, adolescent girls, and knowledge empowerment.

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  • Yongyi Min, Tel.: +1 212 963 9296, E-mail: min3@un.org

6th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics (IAEG-GS)

25-03-2012  – 26-03-2012 Dead Sea

The 6th Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) meeting will bring together representatives of international agencies within and outside United Nations system, statisticians from National Statistical Systems, and development partners, to review progress and provide guidance on future activities geared at advancing gender statistics.

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  • Yongyi Min, Tel.: +1 212 963 9296, E-mail: min3@un.org

Kenya national seminar on census data analysis

19-03-2012  – 22-03-2012 Nairobi

The Kenya Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 19 to 22 March 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to further analyze data from the 2009 population and housing census of Kenya on selected topics. The ultimate objective is to promote greater analysis and dissemination of the data collected from the Kenya 2009 census.

The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) population projections at sub-national and sectoral level, (ii) analysis of data on international migration, and (iii) analysis of data on gender issues.

After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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National seminar on census data analysis

12-12-2011  – 14-12-2011 Monrovia

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) will organize a National Seminar on Census Data Analysis in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The purpose of the Seminar is to assist the LISGIS on undertaking in-depth analysis of census data to produce an analytical report on the selected topics. The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) youth and internal migration and (ii) employment and education. During the national seminar, the staff of LISGIS will attend the lectures on the topics of focus and engage in preliminary data analyses of 2008 census data. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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National workshop on CensusInfo

05-12-2011  – 09-12-2011 Kampala

Organized by UNSD in collaboration with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the workshop is designed to demonstrate through in-depth, hands-on experiences, the potential of CensusInfo as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The participants of UBOS will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The sessions will include hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as an introduction in the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database. The objective of the training is to create a first version of a Uganda CensusInfo application including maps and a subset of data/indicators based on data of the 2002 census and earlier censuses if available.

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  • Jan Beise Tel. , Tel.: +1 212 963 4966, E-mail: beise@un.org

Regional workshop on CensusInfo

28-11-2011  – 30-11-2011 New Delhi

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, the Regional Workshop on CensusInfo will take place in New Delhi, India from 28 to 30 November 2011. Representatives of about 20 countries from the Asian region are expected to participate in the workshop. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination of census data as well as highlight CensusInfo’s potential as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop will demonstrate the various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The workshop sessions will also include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications.

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United Nations sub-regional workshop on Census Data evaluation

14-11-2011  – 17-11-2011 Phnom Penh

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Cambodian Institute of Statistics will organize a Workshop on Census Data Evaluation from 14 to 17 November 2011 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This workshop will be organized within the framework of the UN/DESA Development Account project for strengthening the statistical capacity of countries in South-East Asia. The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the technical capacity of the participating countries to identify types of errors in census data and to apply methods of evaluating the quality of census data. Representatives from national statistical offices of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam are invited to the workshop. The workshop will also provide the forum to discuss national practices and to exchange experiences and lessons learned among the participating countries.

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Burkina Faso national seminar on census data analysis

14-11-2011  – 16-11-2011 Ouagadougou

The Burkina Faso National Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 14 to 16 November in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Burkina Faso Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie to further analyze data from the 2006 population and housing census of Burkina Faso on selected topics. The ultimate objective is to promote greater analysis and dissemination of the data collected from the 2006 census. The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) population projections at municipal level, (ii) analysis of data on migration, and (iii) analysis of data on educational characteristics. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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Consultative meeting on guidelines for producing statistics on violence against women

08-11-2011  – 10-11-2011 Beirut

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) will conduct a Consultative Meeting to Review the Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women, from 8 - 10 November, in ESCWA premises in Beirut, Lebanon. The draft Guidelinesprovides comprehensive methodological guidance regarding the selection of core and additional topics, sources of data, relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of the questions and all other pertinent issues related to conducting statistical surveys to measure violence against women. The meeting will review the text in detail and, upon incorporation of all the inputs, the final version will be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for approval.

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5th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics

04-10-2011  – 06-10-2011 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) in New York from 4-6 October 2011. The main objectives of the meeting are to continue the dialogue on the coordination of gender statistics activities, in light of the conclusions and recommendations made by the 42nd session of the UN Statistical Commission, and present the on-going activities of the advisory groups. The resulting recommendations and decisions coming out of the meeting will form the work plan for the IAEG-GS.

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Cameroon national CensusInfo training

03-10-2011  – 07-10-2011 Yaoundé

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with Central Bureau of the Census and Population Studies (BUCREP). This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software The sessions also includes hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.


Kenya national CensusInfo training

26-09-2011  – 30-09-2011 Nairobi

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software The sessions also includes hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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United Nations regional seminar on census data archiving

20-09-2011  – 23-09-2011 Addis Ababa

UNSD, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Census Data Archiving. The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing of national practices and experiences in archiving census data. It will provide a basis for assessing existing national archiving strategies and technologies used, as well as for identifying good practices and lessons learned in census data archiving. The Seminar will review major issues in archiving census data with a view to identifying challenges as well as considerations for formulating and implementing an effective national archiving plan.

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Workshop on national adaption of CensusInfo

19-09-2011  – 23-09-2011 Colombo

The workshop is intended to develop the capacity of the Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka to adapt CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The training participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The sessions will include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as an introduction to the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database.

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Mexico national CensusInfo training

18-07-2011  – 22-07-2011 Aguascalientes

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with INEGI Mexico. This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software The sessions also includes hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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Expert group meeting on international standards for civil registration and vital statistics

27-06-2011  – 30-06-2011 New York

The meeting will review the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 2, which was published in 2001 by the United Nations (UN publication, Sales No. E.01.XVII.10). The essential standard the above mentioned Principles and Recommendations promulgates - generating accurate, reliable and regular vital statistics from civil registration system - remains unchanged and valid. However, over the past 10 years several issues emerged that might require revisions and updates of the principles and recommendations, such as the increasing use of population registers as source of vital statistics, advances in modern technologies that have helped some countries in accelerating the improvement of their civil registration and vital statistics systems, and the development of statistical systems in countries.

The Meeting will (1) review the Principles and Recommendationsfor updates and elaborations and (2) propose an outline for the next revision of the Recommendations.

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Regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis for Latin American countries

31-05-2011  – 03-06-2011 Santiago

The Regional Seminar, which is being organized by UNSD in collaboration with ECLAC and UNFPA, will provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users as well as review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data.

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Regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis for Arabic-speaking countries

16-05-2011  – 19-05-2011 Amman

UNSD, in collaboration with the Jordan Department of Statistics and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis.

The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The Seminar will also aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data.

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Time use workshop for Arabic-speaking countries

25-04-2011  – 28-04-2011 Amman

The Workshop objective is to review methods and practices in collecting, processing and disseminating time-use statistics at the regional and international levels, with a main focus on the design and classification issues pertinent to the measurement of paid and unpaid work.

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Indonesia national CensusInfo training

14-03-2011  – 18-03-2011 Jakarta

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with BPS Indonesia. This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software. The sessions also include hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.


Seminar on the in-depth analysis of Ethiopia's 2007 population and housing census

14-03-2011  – 18-03-2011 Addis Ababa

In many countries, the voluminous data collected through censuses is only partially analysed and disseminated, and often late, resulting in its underutilization. To address this challenge, UNSD in collaboration with the Italian Government has initiated a project to strengthen national capacity to analyse, present and disseminate census data in selected developing countries, Ethiopia being one. Based on a needs assessment mission launched by UNSD, the Central Statistical Authority (CSA) of Ethiopia has identified four areas for in-depth analysis: Fertility, mortality, housing, and the situation of the elderly. The national seminar is preparatory work for the preparation of monographs on the identified topics and in the process build capacity among CSA’s census analyses teams tasked with the preparation of analytical reports through on-the-job knowledge transfer. The final outputs are expected to be useful for effective development planning and monitoring population and socio-economic trends.

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Malawi national CensusInfo training

29-11-2010  – 03-12-2010 Zomba

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with the National Statistical Office, Malawi. This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software. The sessions also include hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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International workshop on social statistics

22-11-2010  – 26-11-2010 Beijing

The United Nations Statistics Division and the National Bureau of Statistics of China are organizing the International Workshop on Social Statistics, scheduled for 22-26 November 2010 in Beijing, China. This workshop is being held as part of the social statistics programme of the United Nations Statistics Division with the purpose of enhancing the capacity of countries to collect, disseminate and use quality statistics on time use and on violence against women. This workshop is also intended to provide an opportunity to review and discuss new national initiatives and data collection tools for the improvement of these two areas of social statistics.

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Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: Census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for Arabic-speaking countries

21-11-2010  – 24-11-2010 Amman

UNSD, in collaboration with the Jordan Department of Statistics and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, is organizing a Workshop on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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International seminar on early warning and business cycle indicators

17-11-2010  – 19-11-2010 Moscow

The third International Seminar on Early Warning and Business Cycle Indicators will take place from 17 to 19 November 2010 in Moscow, Russian Federation. This is the final seminar organized by United Nations Statistics Division/DESA and Eurostat in cooperation with the hosts of the three seminars, Statistics Canada (Ottawa, May 2009), Statistics Netherlands (Scheveningen, December 2009) and the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation. These seminars are held in response to the call made in the fortieth Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2009 for swift and coordinated statistical initiatives by countries and international organizations in response to the global economic and financial crisis.

The seminars focus on the methodologies for compiling and releasing of high quality rapid (or ‘flash’) estimates, their international comparability, the communication strategy for such estimates and their analytical indicators on the performance of the real sector of the economy and the financial markets for effective macroeconomic monitoring.

The third international seminar is expected to formulate recommendations for the monitoring of business cycles and the early identification of turning points, as well as strategies for future work on improving statistical tools for this purpose. The outcome will be formulated as recommendations that will be presented to the United Nations Statistical Commission at its next session in March 2011.

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    Global forum on gender statistics and Inter-agency and expert group meeting on gender statistics

    11-10-2010  – 13-10-2010 Manila

    The Global Forum on Gender Statistics is being organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the National Statistical Coordination Board of the Philippines. This Forum, from 11-13 October, will be the third in a series of international meetings on gender statistics with the purpose of promoting the advancement of gender statistics among decision makers and all other user groups. The focus of the 2010 Forum will be on the gender dimensions of health statistics, including measurement of maternal mortality, causes of death and disability, and related methodological advances. National practices in the incorporation of a gender perspective in national statistical systems and in the measurement of women and men’s health will be reviewed.

    The 4th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics is being held following the Global Forum in Manila, Philippines on 14 October 2010. The objectives of the meeting are to further define priorities for the overall Global Gender Statistics programme, update the group on the work of the three advisory groups (gender statistics and indicators database, gender statistics training activities and curricula, and statistical legislation for gender statistics) and share agency and expert experiences in gender statistics.

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    The fourth Inter-agency and expert group meeting on gender statistics

    14-10-2010  – 14-10-2010 Manila

    The 4th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics is being held following the Global Forum in Manila, Philippines on 14 October 2010. The objectives of the meeting are to further define priorities for the overall Global Gender Statistics programme, update the group on the work of the three advisory groups (gender statistics and indicators database, gender statistics training activities and curricula, and statistical legislation for gender statistics) and share agency and expert experiences in gender statistics.

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    CensusInfo user application training workshop

    11-10-2010  – 13-10-2010 Cairo

    CensusInfo User Application Training Workshop was conducted at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in Cairo, Egypt, from 11 to 13 September 2010. The purpose of the three-day workshop was to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo in their work and research. The training was aimed at researchers, census experts and other staff of related sections of the CAPMAS. Twenty-eight participants attended.

    The workshop comprised the following sessions: (1) Searching data, (2) Presenting data: Tables, Graphs and Maps, (3) Using Gallery, (4) Presenting data using Reports, (5) Compute indicators using CensusInfo database, (6) Using advance presentation objects, (7) Group work. Each session included a demonstration on CensusInfo feature and hands-on exercise for specific research subject.


    United Nations regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis

    05-10-2010  – 08-10-2010 Bangkok

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), is organizing the Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

    The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The Seminar is expected to provide a basis for assessing existing national dissemination strategies as well as technologies used by national statistical offices. It will also aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants will contribute towards the drafting of an international guideline for effective dissemination and utilization of census data.

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    United Nations national advanced training Workshop on CensusInfo

    20-09-2010  – 23-09-2010 Cairo

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is organizing a national advanced training on CensusInfo in Egypt from 20 to 23 September 2010.

    The purpose of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of CAPMAS staff to use CensusInfo software as a tool for disseminating population and housing census results. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises based on the 2008 census results of Egypt. Participants will learn how to customise CensusInfo software according to national requirements in order to finalise the national application of CensusInfo which was drafted during the basic training held in Cairo from 2-6 May 2010.

    More information about the CensusInfo software is available at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/sources/census/2010_PHC/CensusInfo/index.htm

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    United Nations regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis

    14-09-2010  – 17-09-2010 Nairobi

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing the Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

    The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The Seminar is expected to provide a basis for assessing existing national dissemination strategies as well as technologies used by National Statistical Offices. It will also aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants will contribute towards the drafting of an international guideline for effective dissemination and utilization of census data.

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    Malawi national seminar on census data analysis

    19-07-2010  – 22-07-2010 Blantyre

    The Malawi National Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 19 to 22 July in Malawi. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Malawi National Statistical Office in collaboration with the University of Malawi Population Studies Centre, to further collaborate on the analysis of data from the 2008 census of Malawi on selected topics. The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) fertility and nuptiality from a gender perspective; (ii) fertility indices based on data from the 2008 census; (iii) measures of nuptiality based on data from the 2008 census: and (iv) and use of the CensusInfo software for data presentation and dissemination. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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    Egypt national seminar on census data analysis

    17-05-2010  – 19-05-2010 Cairo

    Egypt National Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 17 to 19 May in Cairo, Egypt. The main objective of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in collaboration with the Cairo Demographic Center and Cairo University, to further collaborate on the analysis of data from the 2006 census Egypt on selected topics. The seminar will cover an overview of calculation of the wealth index; gender analysis; and use of the CensusInfo software for data presentation and dissemination. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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    • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

    Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for countries in the ESCAP regions

    10-05-2010  – 14-05-2010 Bangkok

    UNSD, in collaboration with the UNESCAP, is organizing a Regional Workshop for countries in the region on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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    Egypt National CensusInfo Training

    02-05-2010  – 06-05-2010 Cairo

    A national CensusInfo training was conducted at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in Cairo, Egypt, from 2 to 6 May 2010. This national training was intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. The participating CAPMAS staff learnt various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The sessions also included hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as in introduction in the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database. The participants created a first version of an Egypt CensusInfo application including maps and a subset of data/indicators based on the 2006 Census in Egypt.

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    Meeting of the Friends of the chair group on indicators of violence against women

    09-12-2009  – 11-12-2009 Aguascalientes

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía of Mexico (INEGI), in its role as the chair of the Friends of the Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission, are organizing a meeting on statistical indicators to measure violence against women. The meeting will be hosted by INEGI in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to: (a) continue the work on developing the indicators in line with the recommendations in the first report submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission in February 2009; (b) conduct an in-depth technical review of the methodologies currently applied to observe violence against women; and (c) provide methodological advice for the developing of a set of Guidelines for producing Statistics on Violence Against Women, regarding the selection of core and additional topics, sources of data, relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of questions and all other pertinent issues.

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    Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: Census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for French-speaking African countries

    07-12-2009  – 11-12-2009 Tunis

    United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics of Tunisia, is organizing a Regional Workshop on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from 7-11 December 2009 in Tunis, Tunisia. The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover demographic methods of census evaluation and elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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    • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    United Nations CensusInfo regional workshop

    30-11-2009  – 04-12-2009 Bamako

    The United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, has developed a free software package, CensusInfo, to help countries disseminate census data on CD-ROM and on the web. CensusInfo was officially launched at the 40th session of the Statistical Commission in February 2009 and is available on-line. The overall purpose of the UNSD Workshop, to be held in Bamako (Mali), is to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises. The sessions include designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including data exchange to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes. The workshop will be conducted in French in AFRISTAT facilities in Bamako, Mali, from 30 November to 4 December 2009, and attended by French-speaking countries from Africa.

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    United Nations CensusInfo regional workshop

    10-11-2009  – 13-11-2009 Maputo

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Estatística of Mozambique, is organizing a Regional Workshop on CensusInfo in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from 10-13 November 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique.

    The United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, has developed a free software package, CensusInfo to help countries disseminate census data on CD-ROM and on the web. CensusInfo offers specific functionalities to enhance census data dissemination, including a user-friendly interface, template reports for presentation of data at any geographical level, as well as graphing and mapping facilities. CensusInfo can be customized, in terms of the graphical layout, the list of statistics/indicators and geographical levels for data presentation. CensusInfo was officially launched at the 40th session of the Statistical Commission in February 2009 and is available on-line.

    The overall purpose of the Workshop is to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises. The sessions include designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including data exchange to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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    Regional Workshop on CensusInfo

    12-10-2009  – 15-10-2009 Georgetown

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat, is organizing a Regional Workshop on CensusInfo in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from 12-15 October 2009 in Georgetown, Guyana.

    The United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, has developed a free software package, CensusInfo to help countries disseminate census data on CD-ROM and on the web. CensusInfo offers specific functionalities to enhance census data dissemination, including a user-friendly interface, template reports for presentation of data at any geographical level, as well as graphing and mapping facilities. CensusInfo can be customized, in terms of the graphical layout, the list of statistics/indicators and geographical levels for data presentation. CensusInfo was officially launched at the 40th session of the Statistical Commission in February 2009 and is available on-line.

    The overall purpose of the Workshop is to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises. The sessions include designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including data exchange to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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    • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    Improving gender statistics on employment

    28-09-2009  – 02-10-2009 Dar es Salaam

    The UNSD, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics of the International Labour Organization and the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics, will conduct a Workshop on the Production of Statistics on Informal Sector Employment and Informal Employment from 28 September to 2 October 2009 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop is being organized as part of the World Bank funded project “Improving Gender Statistics on Employment”. The Workshop will provide training on methods of measuring employment in the informal sector and in informal employment; as well as on the uses, tabulation and analysis of statistics on women and men in the informal sector and in informal employment. Participants will present and discuss recent experience in producing data on informal sector employment and informal employment, with a view to promoting the development of a model set of LFS questions on the topic to improve the overall quality and comparability of the information collected in the SADC region.

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    • Erlinda Go, Tel.: +1 212 963 4507, E-mail: go@un.org

    Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for English-speaking African countries

    14-09-2009  – 18-09-2009 Addis Ababa

    UNSD, in collaboration with the UNECA, is organizing a Regional Workshop for English speaking African countries on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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    • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for Latin American countries

    03-08-2009  – 07-08-2009 Asunción

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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    • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    United Nations Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on Gender Statistics

    29-01-2009  – 29-01-2009 Accra

    The IAEG-GS will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the Forum to review the work of the two advisory groups on gender statistics and propose future actions for the groups.

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    Global forum on gender statistics and Inter-agency and expert group meeting on gender statistics

    26-01-2009  – 28-01-2009 Accra

    The 2009 Global Forum is the second of a series of international meetings on gender statistics to be held annually with the purpose of promoting the advancement of gender statistics among decision makers and all other user groups. The 2009 Forum will serve to solidify the momentum gained with the launch in December 2007 of the Global Gender Statistics Programme and the Interagency Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS). In addition, the 2009 Forum will review best practices in the incorporation of a gender perspective in national statistical systems and in the measurement of women’s participation in and contributions to the economy. During the Forum, national-level experiences on integrating gender into population and housing census and household survey data collection processes and analysis will also be presented. The Forum will serve to highlight the need for statistics to respond to requirements for monitoring progress towards the attainment of gender equity goals and targets, including the Millennium Development Goals, PRSPs, Beijing Platform for Action and CEDAW. Furthermore, the IAEG-GS will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the Forum to review the work of the two advisory groups on gender statistics and propose future actions for the groups.

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    Regional workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: international standards, contemporary technologies for census mapping and data processing

    08-12-2008  – 12-12-2008 Minsk

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for conducting population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use in census mapping activities and data capture. More specifically, the Workshop will cover: (1) the revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics and tabulations as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2 and the Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing; (2) international recommendations on census planning and management; (3) new approaches in census geography, including the use of Geographical Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems in census mapping; data collection and dissemination; (4) technologies for census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), Internet data collection, use of handheld devices for data collection; (5) discuss the process stages for data capture; and (6) present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture.

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    • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    Workshop on the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics in SADC region

    01-12-2008  – 05-12-2008 Blantyre

    Within the framework of the project “Strengthening statistical capacity-building in support of progress towards the Internationally Agreed Development Goals in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region”, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), is organizing a Workshop on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics. The workshop will be hosted by the National Statistical Office of Malawi in Blantyre, Malawi from 1 to 5 December, 2008. The purpose of the workshop is to: (a) provide training to SADC countries on the implementation of the United Nations guidelines and international standards on civil registration and vital statistics in terms of concepts, definitions, data collection methods and compilation; (b) assess the current status of the civil registration and vital statistics system in SADC countries and identify gaps to be filled; and (c) review national capacities to produce and provide national vital statistics to UNSD through the Demographic Yearbook questionnaire. The workshop places a special emphasis on assessing the functioning and efficiency of the exchange of information between data sources (civil registration) and producers (national statistical authorities) of vital statistics.

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    UNSD-UNECLAC regional workshop on census cartography for the 2010 Latin America's census round

    24-11-2008  – 27-11-2008 Santiago

    The purpose of the Workshop is to highlight the significant additional capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other geospatial technologies in census mapping activities, including preparation of enumeration, enumeration operations, advanced analysis and dissemination of census data, and how to successfully implement and use these technologies. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) introduce the definition of national census geography, including criteria and process of enumeration area (EA) delineation, and coding of geographic areas; (2) present an overview on the different stages in the EA-database development, and on GIS-based data analysis and dissemination; (3) focus on the integration of fieldwork in using satellite/aerial imagery and GPS (4) facilitate a dialogue among participants from Member countries on census mapping with GIS, experiences and practices, with a focus on institutional, organizational, financial, capacity building and implementation issues. The first part of the Workshop will be dedicated to a review of the international recommendations on contemporary practices in census cartography and use of (GIS), as well as the new revised “Handbook on Geospatial infrastructure in support of Census Activities”.

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    • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    United Nations regional workshop on census data processing: contemporary technologies for census data capture and data editing

    03-11-2008  – 07-11-2008 Bamako

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the management and planning of the census, including outsourcing issues; (3) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), (4) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (5) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; and (6) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing. The workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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    • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    UNSD-ESCAP Regional workshop on census data processing: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing, documentation and archiving

    15-09-2008  – 19-09-2008 Bangkok

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), Internet data collection, use of handheld devices for data collection, (3) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (4) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; (5) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing; and (6) Present international standards for data documentation and archiving and corresponding tools. The workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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    • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    Expert group meeting on the scope and content of social statistics

    09-09-2008  – 12-09-2008 New York

    The purpose of the meeting is threefold. First, it aims at identifying the scope and content of contemporary social statistics in order to identify areas that need to be addressed by an international plan of action. In essence, for each social concern there needs to be an accompanying statistical data collection that requires relevant concepts and definitions, international standards, recommended topics, recommended tabulations, defined periodicity, and sources of data. Collected data would also need to be disaggregated by population groups (young, elderly, women, to name a few) and by geographical levels. Second, the meeting will address the issue of an international action plan for improving social statistics, pertaining to areas that require additional work, as well as on related issues such as coordination among various agencies and institutions regarding social statistics at both the national and international levels. This draft action plan would position the United Nations Statistics Division to continue conducting a thorough review and assessment of social statistics and point to the necessary developmental work on international standards. Finally, the meeting is expected to result in the draft terms of reference for the proposed city group, if the need for such a group is clearly identified. The proposal for establishment of the city group replacing the Siena City Group on Social Statistics was initiated at the Seminar on New Directions in Social Statistics, held on 22 February 2008 in New York.

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    Regional workshop on census data processing: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing

    09-06-2008  – 13-06-2008 Dar es Salaam

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the management and planning of the census, including outsourcing issues; (3) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), (4) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (5) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; and (6) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing. The workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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    • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    UNSD-ESCWA regional workshop on census data processing in the ESCWA region: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing

    18-05-2008  – 22-05-2008 Doha

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the management and planning of the census, including outsourcing issues; (3) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), Internet data collection, use of handheld devices for data collection, (4) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (5) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; and (6) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing. The workshop will also offer the opportunity to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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    • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: international standards, contemporary technologies and regional cooperation

    04-02-2008  – 08-02-2008 Noumea

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for conducting population and housing censuses. It will provide an opportunity for exploring ways of strengthening regional cooperation in establishing joint ventures during various stages of population and housing censuses in the Pacific region. The workshop will also cover the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for census and survey data capture, and Geographical Information System (GIS) and other geospatial technologies in census mapping activities. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1)Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the capacity of national statistical offices to implement the revised Principles and Recommendations by reviewing a proposed Pacific Islands model census questionnaire and possibilities for its coordinated implementation ; (3) Present and discuss new approaches in census geography, including the use of Geographical Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems in census mapping, data collection and dissemination, and disaster management and explore the use of optical character recognition solutions (OCR) for census and survey data capture in the SPC region.

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    • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    1st Global Forum on Gender Statistics

    10-12-2007  – 12-12-2007 Rome


    2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Workshop on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the UNESCWA Region

    03-12-2007  – 06-12-2007 Cairo


    Programme mondial de 2010 concernant les recensements de la population et de l’habitat: Atelier sub-régional sur l’organisation et la cartographie des recensements

    12-11-2007  – 16-11-2007 Rabat

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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Measuring the Economically Active Population in Censuses

    05-11-2007  – 09-11-2007 New York

    The objective of the meeting was to review the draft Handbook on Measuring the Economically Active Population in Censuses. This is one of several handbooks being produced to support the activities of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses. The draft Handbook is an update of a technical report entitled Collection of Economic Characteristics in Population Censuses, which was prepared jointly by UNSD and ILO in 2002. The Handbook takes into account recent developments in the concepts, methods and classifications related to the measurement and characterization of the economically active population, as reflected in the Principles and Recommendations for the Population and Housing Census, Revision 21 adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in February 2007.


    2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Sub-regional Workshop on Census Management and Mapping with GIS

    22-10-2007  – 26-10-2007 Port-of-Spain


    2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Workshop on Census Cartography and Management

    15-10-2007  – 19-10-2007 Bangkok


    2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Sub-regional Workshop on Census Cartography and Management

    08-10-2007  – 12-10-2007 Lusaka


    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Use of Censuses and Surveys to Measure International Migration

    24-09-2007  – 28-09-2007 New York

    While the demand for policy-relevant statistics on international migration is increasing, national governments and international bodies are unable to provide the comprehensive assessment needed, mainly because the sources of these data are not sufficiently developed. A recent expert group meeting on measuring international migration convened by the United Nations Statistics Division in New York in December 2006 identified priority areas for improving international migration statistics. The current expert group will address two of them: (a) providing guidance and technical support on the use of censuses and sample surveys, taking into account the preparations already ongoing for the 2010 round of population censuses, to measure aspects of international migration, and (b) developing a handbook focusing on core variables and using case studies to clarify how various sources can be used and/or combined to measure international migration.


    Inter-Regional Workshop on the Production of Gender Statistics

    06-08-2007  – 10-08-2007 New Delhi


    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Contemporary Practices in Census Mapping and Use of Geographical Information Systems

    29-05-2007  – 01-06-2007 New York

    The purpose of the meeting is to critically review contemporary frameworks and different approaches to census mapping and the capabilities offered by advanced technologies (Geographical Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Remote Sensing, Internet, etc.) to support census mapping operations. The meeting will also cover possible institutional, organizational and technological challenges. Sessions will focus on detailed discussion related to 1) Geo-coding: concepts and approaches to related data collection; 2) Use of Global Positioning System and geospatial technologies and digital delineation of enumeration areas; 3) Geographic databases, spatial analysis and data dissemination and 4) Organizational and institutional issues.


    Inter-agency and expert group meeting on the development of gender statistics

    12-12-2006  – 14-12-2006 New York

    The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with The World Bank and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is convening an Inter-Agency and Expert Group Meeting on the Development of Gender Statistics to explore ways of strengthening collaboration and promoting partnerships among stakeholders in the development of gender statistics. The meeting will review some of the key initiatives and strategies that are considered as being most successful; identify specific programmes and products that have enhanced capacities at national and regional levels in the collection, compilation and dissemination of gender statistics; and plan for launching an initiative to improve the availability, accessibility and use of reliable gender statistics for planning, monitoring and evaluation, at various levels, in particular at the national level.

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    • Elisa Muñoz Franco, Tel.: +1 212 963 4972,

    Measuring international migration: concepts and methods

    04-12-2006  – 07-12-2006 New York

    The United Nations Statistics Division seeks through this expert group meeting to assess requirements for international migration statistics in response to policy interest and the challenges faced by national statistical systems in measuring international migration flows and stock. The meeting will review national practices in the compilation of migration statistics and identify difficulties associated with the recommended concepts and definitions. It will explore ways to foster cooperation between policy machineries of governments and their data collection agencies, and develop a plan for the improvement of migration statistics. The outcome will help determine the scope and content of a handbook on statistics of international migration to be prepared by UNSD.

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    • Erlinda Go, Tel.: +1 212 963 4507,

    Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses (for French-speaking African countries)

    06-11-2006  – 09-11-2006 Bamako

    The United Nations Statistics Division is planning two back-to-back workshops on the Implementation of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2 for English speaking African countries in Maputo, Mozambique, 30 October - 2 November 2006 and for French speaking African countries in Bamako, Mali, 6-9 November 2006. These workshops are designed to reach three major goals: (a) introduce the revised set of principles and recommendations, including the recommended tabulations as a new international standard; (b) provide an opportunity for participants to discuss these standards and to assess their feasibility and implementation in national census practices, and (c) through national reports prepared for these workshops, produce a list of the most pressing issues that national authorities are facing in preparing and conducting population and housing censuses. This list, in turn, will allow UNSD the planning of future inter-regional, regional and sub-regional activities as part of the implementation of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses.

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    Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses

    30-10-2006  – 02-11-2006 Maputo

    The United Nations Statistics Division is planning two back-to-back workshops on the Implementation of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2 for English speaking African countries in Maputo, Mozambique, 30 October - 2 November 2006 and for French speaking African countries in Bamako, Mali, 6-9 November 2006. These workshops are designed to reach three major goals: (a) introduce the revised set of principles and recommendations, including the recommended tabulations as a new international standard; (b) provide an opportunity for participants to discuss these standards and to assess their feasibility and implementation in national census practices, and (c) through national reports prepared for these workshops, produce a list of the most pressing issues that national authorities are facing in preparing and conducting population and housing censuses. This list, in turn, will allow UNSD the planning of future inter-regional, regional and sub-regional activities as part of the implementation of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses.

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    ASEAN meeting on 2010 population and housing censuses

    31-07-2006  – 02-08-2006 Siem Reap

    The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the revised United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, specifically to (1) present in details the new and revised international standards related to conducting a population and housing census; (2) critically review the process of selection of census topics and relevant questions for participating countries planning their censuses and for producing internationally required outputs, and (3) to discuss national preparations to conduct a census as per United Nations recommendations. The meeting will also address ways of instituting and fostering regional cooperation in ASEAN countries in conducting population and housing censuses.

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    Expert group meeting on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses

    10-07-2006  – 14-07-2006 New York

    In implementing the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses, the United Nations Statistics Division is organizing the 2006 Expert Group Meeting on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses in New York, from 10-14 July 2006. This meeting will bring together over 45 experts from all regions with one goal: to review and adopt the revised set of international standards for population and housing censuses as presented in the draft Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2.

    This proposed revision on the major international standards and guidelines is a result of broad consultations and contributions from over 100 national experts through UNSD developed and maintained mechanisms and is also taking into consideration regional guidelines, where they were available. The proposed changes refer to introducing 40 recommended census tabulations that each country or area would be called to generate at least once in the period 2005-2014 at the smallest geographical level; new definition and concept of usual residence; several new core topics, such as those related to mortality and the availability of information and communication technology devices in the household; it also presents new approaches to census-taking and the importance of Geographical Information Systems for collecting and disseminating census results.

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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Housing Censuses

    05-06-2006  – 08-06-2006 New York

    The Expert Group Meeting on Principles and Recommendations for Housing Censuses will: (a) discuss, in detail, proposed changes to the text of the current Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses pertaining to housing censuses, (b) identify and elaborate on issues that are not adequately covered in the current version of the Principles and Recommendations, and finally (c) adopt the draft text of the housing census recommendations for submission to the Expert Group Meeting to be held in July 2006.

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    10th meeting of the London group on environmental accounting

    05-06-2006  – 08-06-2006 New York

    The meeting will critically review the housing section of the draft United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2. The outcome of the meeting will be reported to the Expert Group Meeting on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses, New York, 10-14 July 2006, and will provide a basis for finalizing the global census recommendations.

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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses

    22-08-2005  – 26-08-2005 New York

    The purpose of this Expert Group Meeting was to fulfill the mandate given by the United Nations Statistics Commission at its 36th session, in March 2005, in regard to updating and revising the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses. The Expert Group Meeting had three major objectives: (i) To set the general outline of the revised set of the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses; (ii) To agree on the timeframe, the division of responsibilities and the organizational framework in regard to drafting the text of the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2; (iii) To identify topics that need to be taken into consideration for inclusion and elaboration, as well as emphasizing the output oriented approach to censuses by agreeing on a set of tabulations that need to be produced for the smallest geographical area.


    Expert group meeting to review critical issues relevant to the planning of the 2010 Round of population and housing censuses

    15-09-2004  – 17-09-2004 New York

    At its 35th session, the Statistical Commission recommended that an international expert group be formed to focus on critical issues related to planning the next round of population and housing censuses. Recognizing that the United Nations Statistics Division decennial census programme cannot cover all emerging topics, the Commission has asked the expert group to set priorities at its first meeting.

    The purpose of the expert group meeting, therefore, is to set priorities and propose concrete outputs for the development of the 2010 World Population and Housing census Programme. Specifically the meeting will have before it relevant sections of the report of the 35th session of the Statistical Commission (see E/2004/24, chap. II. B, para. 2) as well as the draft resolution on the 2010 census round that will be submitted by the Census Symposium to the Statistical Commission at its 36th session. As the first in a series of meetings, the expert group will also establish terms of reference outlining its mandate in relation to the above mentioned Programme.


    United Nations symposium on population and housing censuses

    13-09-2004  – 14-09-2004 New York

    The purpose of this Symposium is to set priorities for the upcoming decade round of population and housing censuses in light of the experience from the previous census decade. Specifically the Symposium will provide inputs for the drafting of a resolution requested by the Statistical Commission at its 35th session, calling on the Secretary-General to proceed with the development of a 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme.


    United Nations regional workshop on improving statistics on fertility

    14-06-2004  – 18-06-2004 Accra

    The purpose of this workshop is to review procedures for obtaining fertility and mortality statistics by maximizing the use of multiple data sources and propose strategies for improving civil registration in the region. The workshop will also review national approaches to the collection of disability statistics. In addition, the meeting will explore ways of increasing the utilization of fertility, mortality and disability statistics at national and international levels. In this regard, the Demographic Yearbook system of collection and dissemination of these statistics will be considered.

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    Expert group meeting to review the draft Handbook on designing of household sample surveys

    03-12-2003  – 05-12-2003 New York

    The purpose of the Expert Group Meeting is to review the Draft Handbook on Designing of Household Sample Surveys. The experts will contribute comments and substantive suggestions aimed at improving the draft.

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    Expert group meeting to review the United Nations Demographic yearbook system

    10-11-2003  – 14-11-2003 New York

    The purpose of the Expert Group Meeting is to review the Demographic Yearbook system of data collection and dissemination and propose strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the system and strengthen its outreach programme.


    Réunion d'Experts sur l'Amélioration des Statistiques de Fécondité et de Mortalité en Afrique Francophone

    22-09-2003  – 26-09-2003 Yaounde

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    Workshop on Improving the Compilation of International Migration Statistics

    15-09-2003  – 17-09-2003 Geneva

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    Workshop on Census Management for ESCWA Countries

    12-07-2003  – 23-07-2003 Sana'a

    The United Nations Workshop on Census Management for ESCWA Countries was coorganized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and hosted by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Republic of Yemen. The workshop was conducted during the period 12 – 23 July 2003 and had the following objectives: to train participants on census management to successfully conduct population censuses as part of statistical capacity building in the ESCWA region; and, to exchange experience among countries that had already conducted their censuses and countries that are in the process of planning and conducting their population and housing censuses. Training was based on the United Nations Handbook on Census Management for Population and Housing Censuses.

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    Expert group meeting on setting the scope of social statistics

    06-05-2003  – 09-05-2003 New York

    The United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Setting the Scope of Social Statistics was convened in New York on 6-9 May 2003. The meeting was organized by the Social and Housing Statistics Section of the Demographic and Social Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Siena Group on Social Statistics. The Expert Group Meeting was planned in response to the Statistical Commission’s recognition, at its thirty-third session, of the need for a more systematic development of social statistics.

    The objective of the meeting was to propose a programme of work for furthering the development of social statistics, with a view to presenting it to the thirty-fifth session of Statistical Commission for action (for an elaborated statement of the purpose, see information flyer for the Expert Group Meeting, attached as Annex 1).


    Meeting on a Core Set of Census Topics for ESCWA Countries

    08-06-2002  – 12-06-2002 Cairo

    The objectives of the meeting can be summarized as follows: - To agree on a basic core set of census topics to be used by the countries in the ESCWA region; - To harmonize concepts and definitions of the census topics and to develop a regional manual for field work; - To establish networks among the ESCWA countries so that common problems related to census taking could be solved within the region and in a better cost-effective way; and, - To encourage the exchange of experiences in census taking among the countries of the ESWCA region.

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    Meeting on Disability Measurement for ESCWA Countries

    01-06-2002  – 05-06-2002 Cairo

    The objectives of the meeting were: • To agree on a regional common approach to collect data on disability from censuses • To initiate a dialogue in the region between census managers and users of disability statistics on how best a census can be utilized to collect data on persons with disabilities • To introduce countries to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and discuss its use as a conceptual framework for collecting census data on disability • To introduce the countries of the region to the work of the City Group on Disability Statistics.

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    United Nations Workshop on Disability Statistics for Africa

    10-09-2001  – 14-09-2001 Kampala

    The overall objective of the Workshop was to strengthen national capabilities to produce, disseminate and use data on disability for policy development and implementation. To achieve this objective, the Workshop brought together producers and users of disability statistics to promote understanding of data collection issues and how to specify the required data for policy formulation. The specific objectives of the Workshop were to: 1. Initiate a dialogue between producers and users of disability statistics in the countries and the region; 2. Enable the exchange of information and experiences of the participating countries and/or organizations; 3. Review methodologies and instruments used in other countries to measure disability; 4. Discuss the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as the conceptual framework for collecting and classifying data on disability; 5. Provide guidance on planning for the collection and utilization of policy relevant data on persons with disabilities.

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    Symposium on population and housing censuses

    07-08-2001  – 10-08-2001 New York

    The Symposium on Global Review of the 2000 Round of Population and Housing Censuses addressed the question: “When and under what circumstances do censuses succeed?” The Symposium addressed the issues and problems that emerged in the current census round (1995-2004) and discussed modalities countries have adopted to overcome some of the challenges faced by the countries in implementing the census programme. Some of these experiences may serve to guide census planning by countries that will conduct censuses during the next round (2005-2014).

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    International Seminar on Measurement of Disability

    04-06-2001  – 06-06-2001 New York

    The meeting brought together a broad array of developed and developing country experts in disability measurement for statistical reporting:- Review and assess current status of methods used in population-based data collection activities to measure disability in national statistical systems. Particular attention was given to questionnaire design;- Develop recommendations and priorities to advance work on measurement of disability;- Contribute to building a network of institutions and experts, including producers and users of disability statistics to implement the developments in this field.

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    Training programme on civil registration and vital statistics systems

    06-11-2000  – 10-11-2000 Santiago

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    Expert group on methods for conducting time-use surveys

    23-10-2000  – 27-10-2000 New York

    The main objective of the time use survey is to provide sound statistics on the reality of women and men in Palestine. In particular, TUS provides statistics on the following areas: 1. All activities practiced by the Palestinians. 2. The average time spent in carrying out different activities by the individuals. 3. The percentage of individuals carrying out specific activities. 4. The social environment in which the activity is practiced. 5. The time spent by women in carrying out household activities and productive activities whether paid or unpaid activities. 6. Provide data on the time spent in different activities such as watching television, attending religious ceremonies and participation in sports activities. 7. The time spent in movement. 8. Other related issues.

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    Workshop to Train Trainers on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, (ESCAP)

    13-09-1999  – 24-09-1999 Bangkok


    Expert group on methods for conducting time-use surveys

    13-10-1997  – 16-10-1997 New York

    A presentation on the EUROSTAT Pilot Survey on Time Use identified problems related to the specification of activities, but noted that the general survey design proved successful. The presentation on the time-use study in Italy also identified problems with the specification of activities and concluded that improvements in survey methods rather than the classification system were required to improve the amount of information specified in time-use diaries.

    With respect to objectives and uses of time-use surveys, the priority uses of and interests in time-use data were discussed by each participant for their country. The most common objectives identified by both developed and developing countries, related to issues of gender and work, specifically the division of labour in the home and improvement in the measurement of women’s unpaid work. A related objective concerned the use of time-use statistics in the preparation of household satellite accounts. Another common objective concerned changes in allocation of time across broad categories of activity.

    Plans to undertake national time-use studies in three developing countries -- India, the Philippines and South Africa -- were described. Among the objectives for these surveys are to quantify women’s contribution to economic activities, to measure the extent of child labour, and to understand the relationship between welfare and poverty. The participant from India also included among the objectives the need for information on livelihood strategies and on when people are free of work as a basis for planning skills formation, training and other poverty alleviation programmes.

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    Social statistics expert group meeting on the statistical implications of recent major United Nations conferences

    16-04-1996  – 19-04-1996 New York

    At its twenty-eighth session (New York, 27 February-3 March 1995), the Statistical Commission, in its consideration of agenda item 12, “Measuring and monitoring economic and social development”, requested its Working Group on International Statistical Programmes and Coordination to consider further the statistical implications of the follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development (Copenhagen, 6-12 March 1995). The Commission also established the Expert Group on the Statistical Implications of Recent Major United Nations Conferences to draw up a work programme reflecting the major action areas identified by the Summit and indicating where international statistical work in the social field should be concentrated, with due regard to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 5-13 September 1994) and the expected outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 4-15 September 1995). The Commission requested that, in the light of the policy areas identified, the Expert Group propose specific statistical activities for the period 1996-1998, and assign priorities to them based on the skills and financial resources likely to be available in international organizations and countries.

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    African workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems

    04-12-1995  – 08-12-1995 Rabat


    African workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems

    05-12-1994  – 09-12-1994 Addis Ababa

    The African Workshop on Strategies for Accelerating 'the Implementation of Civil Registration and vi tal statistics Systems is the fourth of the series. It is jointly organized by UNSTAT and the Economic Commission for Africa. The main purposes of the Workshop were: (a) to discuss ways and means of promoting the awareness of national vital statistics and civil registration systems in each participating country; (b) to assess the adequacy of national registration and vi tal statistics processes, coverage and reliability: and (cl to, suggest strategies for the, improvement of vital statistics and civil registration systems in the participating countries.

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    East and Sourth Asian workshop on gtrategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics system

    29-11-1993  – 03-12-1993 Beijing

    The objective of the workshop was to improve and speed up the registration of vital events, primarily births and deaths, in order to enhance quality and security and minimize double registrations, delayed registrations, omissions, counterfeiting or alteration without legal consent, all of which have serious effects on the reliability of the registration records.

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    West Asia workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems

    20-06-1993  – 24-06-1993 Damascus

    In order to encourage and assist countries to carry out improvements in their civil registration and vital statistics systems, an International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of vital statistics and civil Registration Systems was developed jointly by the united Nations statistical Division, the United Nations Population Fund, the World Health Organization and the International Institute for Vital Registration and statistics. The Programme was endorsed by the united Nations statistical Commission at its Twenty-sixth session held in New York in February 1991.

    The Western Asia Workshop on strategies for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems is the second of a series and was carried out in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic from 20 to 24 June 1993. It was organized by the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSTAT) in close cooperation and collaboration with the united Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The United Nations Population Fund provided financial support for the workshop which was supplemented by funds from ESCWA. The workshop was hosted by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic under the auspices of the Prime Minister's Office. The Central Bureau of statistics and the Ministry of Interior of Syria have assumed the responsibility jointly with UNSTAT and ESCWA for the implementation of the workshop.

    The main objectives of the western Asia Workshop were: (a) To assess the adequacy of national civil registration and vital statistics processes coverage and reliability ; (b) To suggest strategies for the improvement of civil registration and vital statist.ics in the participating countries; (c) To discuss ways and means of promoting the awareness of national civil registration and vital statistics systems in each participating country.

    To that end, the workshop discussed the following: (a) Current status of the national civil registration and vital statistics systems in each participating country, including the existing technical facilities, resources and the problems encountered to operate these systems on a daily basis. (b) The role of vital statistics and civil registration systems in participating countries for various uses and applications; (c) strategies for solving the problems of the systems on a one by one approach in order to promote their development and improvement, bearing in mind the availability of modern technology; (d) The elements required for a national programme of activities, in the short and medium term, for subnational improvement of the system, with the priority objective of increasing the coverage in the registration of vital events. (e) The forms of technical cooperation between international, regional and non governmental agencies in support of the national plan of action to improve the systems.

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    Symposium on Global Review of 2000 Round of Population and Housing Censuses: Mid-Decade Assessment and Future Prospects

    07-08-2001  – 10-08-2001 New York

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    Latin American workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics system

    02-12-1991  – 06-12-1991 Buenos Aires

    The United Narions Statistical Commission, at its twenty-sixth session (4-13 February 1991), welcomed and gave its full support to the International Programme for Acceleating the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration Systems, prepared jointly by the United Nations Statistical Office, the World Health Organization, the United Nations population Fund and the International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics.

    Among other activities proposed in the Programme, the Statistical Commission approved the suggestion that specialized workshops should be conducted in Latin America, Africa and other regions, under its auspices, and urged the United Nations Statistical Office and the other agencies sponsoring the Programme to implement those workshops as soon as possible.

    The main objectives of the Workshop were: (i) to discuss ways and means for promoting the knowledge of vital-statistics and civil-registration systems in the invited countries; (ii) to evaluate the present situation of the systems i n each country, including the adaptation of registration procedures and ~he stages of processing of the statistics obtained; and (iii) to suggest the maln components of the national plans of action for the improvement of the systems ln the participating countries.

    To that end, the Workshop discussed the following: (a) Diagnosis of the national vital-statistics and civil-registration systems in each country, including technical facilities, resources and the problems encountered in actions designed to improve the systems; (b) The role of the vital-statistics and civil-registrations systems in each country for various uses and application; (c) strategies for solving the problems of the systems in order to promote their development , bearing in mind the availability of modern technology; (d) The elements required for a national programme of activities, in the short and medium term, for substantial improvement of the system, with the priority objective of increasing the coverage in the registration of vital facts; (e) The forms of technical cooperation between international, regional and non-governmental agencies in support of the national plans of action for improving the systems.

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