16th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS), 12 - 14 December 2022

12-12-2022  – 14-12-2022 --Online event--

The 16th IAEG-GS Meeting will be held virtually from 12th to 14th December 2022. The meeting, which is closed and by invitation only, will be attended by gender statistics experts representing international, regional, and national institutions that are part of the IAEG-GS, as well as by national experts working in the areas of environment and trade statistics in select countries. The Meeting will: (a) discuss ongoing initiatives on mainstreaming gender into select non-traditional areas of gender statistics, and agree on a way forward for an established IAEG-GS Advisory Group to contribute to the request of the Statistical Commission on mainstreaming a gender perspective into the work of the Commission; (b) discuss and review preliminary results from the 2022 Global Survey on gender statistics, including lessons learnt and potential uses, and some related challenges; (c) showcase some national initiatives on closing data gaps for monitoring gender equality; (d) include updates by the Regional Commissions and international agencies on their ongoing initiative to strengthen gender statistics; and (e) cover future work priorities for the IAEG-GS, as well as preparations for the 9th Global Forum on Gender Statistics in 2023.

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United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses for Arabic-speaking Countries

05-12-2022  – 08-12-2022 Algiers

The United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses for Arabic-speaking Countries is organized by UNSD in collaboration with the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office, the United Nations Economic Commission for Central and Western Asia (ESCWA), and the Arab Institute for Training and Research on Statistics (AITRS). The workshop aims to help Arabic-speaking countries in achieving a common and enhanced understanding of international recommendations and standards on quality assurance in population and housing censuses, the impact, and challenges of conducting a population and housing census during the COVID-19 pandemic and other crisis situations, and the necessary preconditions and the challenges of transitioning to a registers-based census. The workshop will also provide a platform to discuss the experience, challenges, and good practices available among Arabic-speaking countries in census-taking during the 2020 census round. The Workshop will bring together census managers and experts from national statistical offices, census agencies, international and regional organizations to exchange views and experience on the three interrelated themes of the workshop. The workshop will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation in Arabic and vice-versa will be provided.

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The Third United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Conducting Population and Housing Censuses and Addressing Data Quality Concerns

12-12-2022  – 14-12-2022 New York

The third Expert Group Meeting aims to continue monitoring the challenges in conducting population and housing censuses during the pandemic. In addition, on day two, the meeting will cover data quality issues that may have arisen due to conducting the census during a pandemic and potential methods to address data quality concerns. Day three of the meeting will provide an opportunity to take a broader approach and discuss lessons learned from conducting censuses during times of crisis and provide recommendations for improving the resilience of future censuses conducted. It is likely that future census operations will have to contend increasing uncertainty due to natural disasters, health emergencies, political instability, or other unforeseen disruptive events. None of these events can be predicted in advance, but contingency planning for the unexpected will be a vital component of delivering a successful census going forward into the 2030 round.

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Expert Group Meeting on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics

16-08-2022  – 16-08-2022 Montreal

This Expert Group Meeting is convened in Montreal, on 16 August 2022 to take stock of progress made in the revision of the 2005 United Nations Guidelines for Producing Time-use statistics, to be published in 2024, based on initial discussions and agreements at the experts’ meeting in May 2022. Additionally, the Expert Group will discuss progress made on the implementation / piloting of their proposed methods under the Development Account project on “Time Use Data for better policies in African, Western Asian and Latin American countries”, endorsed by the Statistical Commission in 2022, and other initiatives on time-use statistics implemented by members of the group. This meeting is organized back-to-back to the Conference and Workshop on time-use statistics organize by the International Association for Time-use Research (IATUR) in Montreal, Canada from 16 to 19 August 2022.

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Technical Meeting on Indicators and Operationalisation of the Conceptual Framework of International Migration Statistics

20-06-2022  – 22-06-2022 Rabat

This Expert Group Meeting is convened in the framework of the second revision of the United Nations Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, as requested by the Statistical Commission in its decisions 50/117 (2019) and 52/109 (2021), where the revised conceptual framework for statistics on international migration was endorsed. This meeting will bring together the group of experts on migration statistics, established by the Statistical Commission at its forty-ninth session in 2018. The outcome of this meeting is expected to be reported to the Statistical Commission for discussion.

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Expert Group on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics

09-05-2022  – 11-05-2022 --Online event--

This meeting brought together the group of experts on time-use statistics, established by the Statistical Commission in 2020 to develop innovative and effective ways to produce and use time-use statistics. The Expert Group Meeting was convened to discuss the revision of the 2005 United Nations Guidelines for Producing Time-use statistics, to be published in 2024. In particular, the group discussed the outline of and specific steps for the revision of the Guidelines.

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

27-01-2022  – 01-02-2022 --Online event--

The United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Population and Housing Censuses: International Standards and Contemporary Technologies is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) for French-speaking African countries. The workshop is conducted in French and English and in a virtual format.

The objective of the workshop is to introduce three of UNSD's latest international guidelines on population and housing censuses—the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 3, the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2, and the Guidelines on the Use of Electronic Data Collection Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses—and the standards, concepts and methods contained therein with a view to facilitate planning and preparations for the 2020 round of population and housing censuses. The workshop also provides an opportunity to discuss the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on conducting 2020 round of population and housing censuses and possible modifications in census procedures

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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Draft Handbook on Registers-Based Population and Housing Censuses

15-12-2021  – 17-12-2021 --Online event--

The Expert Group Meeting on the Draft Handbook on Registers-Based Population and Housing Censuses is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in a virtual format, with the aim of reviewing the draft handbook and providing input and guidance on the content of the draft handbook. The purpose of this handbook is to strengthen the capacity of national statistical offices and census agencies on the process of transitioning from the traditional census methodology to other approaches involving the use of administrative registers and/or sources. This handbook also aims to elaborate on the key considerations and requirements for transitioning from the traditional census to other census methodologies, and on the importance of building institutional capacity and infrastructure for maintaining statistical registers. Once finalized, this handbook will become a component of the United Nations methodological framework for population and housing censuses in the 2020 round, anchored by the UN principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses, and consisting of handbooks on census management, census editing, use of contemporary technologies for census-taking, measuring migration and post-enumeration surveys – all available at: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/census/index.cshtml.

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The Second United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Conducting Population and Housing Censuses and on Census Data Quality Concerns

02-11-2021  – 05-11-2021 --Online event--

The Second United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Conducting Population and Housing Censuses and on Census Data Quality Concerns is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) with the aim of continuing the monitoring of challenges in conducting population and housing censuses during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss alternative solutions in designing census operations conducted during the pandemic as well as address data quality and comparability issues resulting from pandemic protocols and recent changes in the design of census operations.

The meeting will address the following four main topics:

i) potential adjustments in census questionnaires to improve the relevance and quality of census data;
ii) innovative approaches in designing census operations for reducing the adverse impact of the pandemic;
iii) assessment of the quality of population and housing censuses concerning the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on process quality and output quality; and,
iv) effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on data analysis and comparability overtime.

The meeting will bring together census experts from NSOs, census agencies, international and regional organizations to explore challenges, good practices and lessons learned in conducting censuses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

30-09-2021  – 01-10-2021 --Online event--

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation, is organizing the 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and the guidance of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS).

The Forum will bring together producers, users and communicators of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society, private sector, media and the donor community. On this occasion, the Forum is taking place as countries come to face the consequences of the COVID-19 global pandemic and assess the effectiveness of their responses to this crisis and its long-lasting effects.

The common thread during the two-day discussions will be an outlook of the aftermath of the pandemic. Beyond the impact of COVID-19, the Forum’s intention is to tease out those aspects of gender equality and the production of gender statistics that have changed -highlighting how and why.

Panelists and audience will discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of women’s and men’s lives, and what it means for keeping the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on track.

The 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics will be the last event on the “Road to Bern” series, taking place right before the 3rd World Data Forum (UNWDF 2021) to be held in Bern and hosted by the Government of Switzerland.

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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Conducting Population and Housing Censuses and on Census Data Quality Concerns

09-02-2021  – 12-02-2021 --Online event--

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) organized the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Conducting Population and Housing Censuses and on Census Data Quality Concerns, took place online from 9 to 12 February 2021. The Expert Group Meeting had extensive discussions on major changes in the design of census activities in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and challenges in producing timely, accurate and reliable small area statistics during the pandemic. The meeting also addressed data quality issues caused by the pandemic protocols and recent changes in the design of census operation and discussed potential challenges in comparing the results of censuses conducted during the pandemic with the results of previous censuses.

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14th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS), 3-4 & 7 December 2020

03-12-2020  – 07-12-2020 --Online event--

Bringing together gender statisticians and experts from the international, regional and national institutions that are IAEG-GS members, the closed (/invitation-only) 14th IAEG-GS Meeting will: (a) review on-going national, regional and global initiatives to improve evidence for gender-relevant policies, including the development and implementation of international statistical methods in the context of COVID-19; (b) discuss and review on-going workstreams of the IAEG-GS Advisory Groups; (c) take stock of the latest assessments of progress towards gender equality at the sub-national, national, regional and global levels, as presented in The World’s Women 2020:Trends and Statistics report; and (d) cover other business, including the IAEG-GS annual work programme for 2020-2021 and the preparations for the 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics in 2021.

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Virtual seminars on the impact of COVID-19 on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in CARICOM countries

01-12-2020  – 04-12-2020 --Online event--

The webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on civil registration and vital statistics are organized to address:

  • (a) international standards for civil registration and statistics vital and its implementation in countries;
  • (b) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations and maintenance of civil registration and production of vital statistics;
  • (c) the short-term and long-term consequences in the recording of vital events due to the pandemic, and
  • (d) ensuring universal civil registration of all events beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the United Nations Demographic Yearbook System

    09-11-2020  – 12-11-2020 --Online event--

    The United Nations Statistics Division collects, compiles and disseminates official demographic and social statistics on a range of topics. In terms of demographic statistics, since 1948, data have been collected annually from national statistical offices, and published in the United Nations Demographic Yearbook Collection. Mandated by the Economic and Social Council in 1947, first published in 1949, and this year marking its 70th Edition, the Demographic Yearbook Collection remains one of the oldest and most respected collection of historical and contemporary demographic data of all countries and areas of the world. During the course of its history, the content, processes and implementing tools of the Demographic Yearbook System have undergone continuous developments, including in recent years developments in online data dissemination, with most of the currently collected data and the majority of historical and current vital statistics published online. It is in the context of further improving and developing the Demographic Yearbook System, that UNSD is organizing this Expert Group Meeting, seeking experts’ inputs on best practices and contemporary approaches in demographic data collection, application of concepts and definitions in national circumstances and improvements of metadata, as well as demographic data and metadata dissemination.

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    8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

    15-10-2020  – 16-10-2020 Bern

    The 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics will bring together around 200 producers and users of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society, private sector and the donor community. The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In particular, the Forum will: (a) review methodological developments for better gender statistics in many areas, including: time use and unpaid work; international migration; and gender identity; (b) take stock of national practices in measuring and monitoring gender concerns and in integrating data sources, including administrative records to fill in gender data gaps; and (d) learn about the latest research/assessment of progress towards gender equality, the use of geospatial information for gender analysis and the availability of disaggregated gender data, to ensure no one is left behind.

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    Expert Group Meeting on the UN Demographic Yearbook

    02-09-2020  – 04-09-2020 New York

    This EGM is designed to review the content and the quality of the United Nations Demographic Yearbook - one of the crucial collections of population statistics for over seventy years.

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    Webinars on COVID-19 impact on civil registration and vital statistics, Latin America UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force, Global CRVS Group, Organisation of American States, UNECLAC

    11-08-2020  – 01-09-2020 --Online event--

    These webinars are organized by DESA/SD, on behalf of the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force, in collaboration with the Global CRVS Group, the Organization of American States and UNECLAC, will target national statisticial officers and civil registrars in Latin America and address (a) international standards for civil registration and vital statistics and their implementation in countries/areas; (b) impact on the operations and maintenance of civil registration and production of vital statistics in the time of COVID-19 pandemic; (c) short- and long-term consequences on registration of vital events due to the pandemic, and (d) beyond COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring universal civil registration of all vital events and production of comprehensive, reliable and regular vital statistics.

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    Webinars on COVID-19 impact on civil registration and vital statistics, African countries

    16-06-2020  – 30-06-2020 --Online event--

    Webinar series Date: 16,18,23,25,30 June, 2020; Time: 7am -8am(EDT)

    Webinar No. 1 (Anglophone 16 June, Francophone 18 June)
    International standards, methodological framework for civil registration and vital statistics and the UN Legal Identity Agenda

    Webinar No. 2 (Anglophone 23 June, Francophone 25 June)
    Introducing UN LIA survey on the COVID-19 impact on civil registration operations, sharing country experiences on the impact of COVID 19 on CRVS system and planning for the future-Reports from Countries

    Webinar No. 3 (30 June)
    Experience sharing from other region: New Zealand and Malaysia CRVS Business Continuity Strategies During the COVID-19 Crisis

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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on International Migration Statistics: Concepts, Definitions, Data and Indicators

    04-06-2020  – 09-06-2020 --Online event--

    United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on International Migration Statistic, to be held virtually on 4-5 and 8-9 June 2020.

    The Expert Group Meeting will be convened in the framework of the second revision of the UN Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, as requested by the Statistical Commission at its fiftieth session in 2019 in its decision 50/117. It will bring together the group of experts on migration statistics, established by the Statistical Commission at its forty-ninth session, with the main objective of agreeing on the conceptual framework, and accompanying definitions, data and indicators that will make the foundation of the revision of the current recommendations on statistics of international migration. The outcome of the meeting is expected to be reported to the Statistical Commission for discussion.

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

    Expert Group Meeting on Population Registers as Basis for Population and Housing Censuses

    19-05-2020  – 21-05-2020 New York

    There is a growing interest to use administrative registers in conducting population and housing censuses. In the recent census round, a number of countries has developed alternative methods to conduct the census, relying fully on administrative registers or combining administrative data with a limited collection of data from a field enumeration or with a full field enumeration. The decision to move to an alternative approach with the use of registers is motivated with many advantages including completeness of coverage, timeliness and less cost. However, this transition has to be planned and managed carefully for successful use of registers for the production of census statistics. The Expert Group meeting will be organised to discuss basic requirements for the use of administrative registers including legal base, establishing comprehensive and reliable population register as a base for the census, considerations for address registers, stakeholder and public approval and other issues related to data confidentiality and data quality. The meeting will bring together census experts from National Statistical Offices, international and regional organisations and individual experts to explore good practices, challenges and lessons learned. The meeting will give an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences for establishing population registers for the use of population and housing censuses and provide input for developing and/or revising international standards and recommendations.

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    Webinars on COVID-19 impact on civil registration and vital statistics Global CRVS Group, UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force,Pacific Community

    18-05-2020  – 20-05-2020 --Online event--

    Webinars on COVID-19 impact on civil registration and vital statistics are organized in order to address (a) international standards for civil registration and vital statistics and their implementation in countries/areas; (b) impact on the operations and maintenance of civil registration and production of vital statistics in the time of COVID-19 pandemic; (c) short- and long-term consequences on registration of vital events due to the pandemic, and (d) beyond COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring universal civil registration of all vital events and production of comprehensive, reliable and regular vital statistics. The format of the set of webinars: three 40-minute sessions, spread over a week, with participation of civil registrars and statisticians from ten countries/areas, for a total of twenty participants at sub-regional level. Sessions consist of initial presentation, not extending beyond twenty minutes, followed by discussion and question and answer time.

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    2020 Round of Censuses - Francophone Africa

    14-04-2020  – 17-04-2020 Brazzaville

    The workshop will be conducted for French-speaking African countries to introduce two latest revisions of UNSD's international guidelines for population and housing censuses — the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 3 and the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2 – recently translated into French with the support of the United Nations Population Fund. The workshop will also introduce the Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing Revision 2 and Guidelines on the Use of Electronic Data Collection Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the international standards, concepts and methods used in conducting the census with a view to facilitating the planning and preparation of the 2020 round of population and housing census activities in the Francophone African countries. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to review national plans for the 2020 round of censuses in terms of methodology, use of technology and operations management and lessons learned from 2010 round censuses.

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    International Forum on Migration Statistics

    19-01-2020  – 21-01-2020 Cairo

    The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a unique, global platform devoted to improving data on migration in all its dimensions. Organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the IFMS offers space for dialogue for a broad range of actors, from national and regional authorities, NGOs, international agencies and the private sector. More information about the event is available at: https://gmdac.iom.int/iom-oecd-undesa-organise-second-international-forum-migration-statistics.

    The IFMS 2020 will explore innovative ways to measure population mobility and to generate timely statistics, by bringing together a broad range of participants to share and to discuss new data initiatives and examples of success in the field of migration data. The Forum will also provide a unique opportunity for policy-makers to have direct contact with migration data experts and to use their expertise to feed policy evaluations and to identify best policy options.

    The focus on data capacity building comes from the recognition that implementing the commitments of international processes comes with significant challenges for National Statistical Offices, which often have limited capacities to collect, analyse and manage data relevant to migration.

    Follow the discussion on Twitter: #IFMStats

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    • Lingyan Hu, Tel.: +1 917 367 2896, E-mail: hu2@un.org

    13th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (13th IAEG-GS)

    07-11-2019  – 08-11-2019 New York

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Inter-Agency and Expert Group Meeting on Gender Statistics. This closed meeting will take place in New York, from 7 to 8 November 2019.

    Bringing together gender statisticians and experts from the international, regional and national institutions that are IAEG-GS members, the 13th IAEG-GS Meeting has the following objectives:

    (a) take stock and provide feedback, from a gender perspective, on the methodological work being undertaken by UNSD and the Expert Group on Innovative and Effective Ways to Collect Time-Use Statistics, in line with international standards;
    (b) discuss and review the on-going work of the IAEG-GS Advisory Group on Strengthening Administrative Systems to Close Gender Data Gaps;
    (c) review on-going national, regional and global initiatives to improve evidence for gender-relevant policies, including the development and implementation of international methods and standards;
    (d) discuss progress towards gender equality at the national, regional and global levels, in particular in the context of Beijing+25 and for the preparation of The World’s Women 2020; and
    (e) cover other business, including the IAEG-GS members’ work in the field of gender statistics and the preparation of the 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics in 2020.

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    • Mehmet K. Sökeli, Tel.: +1 917 367 6908, E-mail: sokeli@un.org

    3rd meeting of the Expert Group on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics

    04-11-2019  – 06-11-2019 New York

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the third meeting of the Expert Group on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics (TUS), in line with ICATUS 2016 and other international standards, to be held in New York on 4 – 6 November 2019. The meeting will be convened to continue the process of developing methodological guidelines on how to operationalize ICATUS 2016 and produce time-use statistics using the latest technologies, as requested by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-eighth session in 2017 in its decision 48/109.

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    • Harumi Shibata Salazar, Tel.: +1 212 963 0505, E-mail: shibata@un.org
    • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

    Capturing Who We Are: Civil Registration, Vital Statistics, and Identity to Leave No One Behind

    26-09-2019  – 26-09-2019 New York

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflects a unique global consensus and commitment to address the world’s most acute and pressing challenges to leave no one behind. Four years after the SDGs were agreed, heads of state and government will return to the United Nations under the auspices of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for multilateral discussion of international issues and for the first time host the SDG summit to allow a detailed assessment of the progress towards achievement of the global goals

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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

    01-07-2019  – 03-07-2019 New York

    United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The meeting will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 1-3 July 2019.

    The main objectives of the Expert Group Meeting are to: (a) review the draft Technical Report on Measuring Migration-relevant SDG Indicators; (b) discuss the revision of the 1998 United Nations Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, in particular the technical material developed by the Group’s task forces and agree on the outline and next steps/timeline for the revision; and (c) discuss a roadmap on improving national capacities on statistics on international migration, leading to a draft global programme on migration statistics.

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    Expert Group Meeting on the Handbook on Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems: Communication for Development

    29-05-2019  – 31-05-2019 New York

    United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, housed at the International Development Research Centre of Canada, is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the Handbook on Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems: Communication for Development. The meeting will take place in New York, from 29 to 31 May 2019 and will be conducted in English.

    The main objective of the meeting is to review the draft of the revised Handbook; to provide guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that it provides countries with a reference document on the communication aspects of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems.

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    Second meeting of the Expert Group on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics

    20-05-2019  – 22-05-2019 New York

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the second meeting of the Expert Group on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics (TUS), in line with ICATUS 2016 and other international standards, to be held in New York on 20-22 May 2019. The meeting will be convened to continue the process of developing methodological guidelines on how to operationalize ICATUS 2016 and produce time-use statistics using the latest technologies, as requested by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-eighth session in 2017 in its decision 48/109.

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    • Harumi Shibata Salazar, Tel.: +1 212 963 0505, E-mail: shibata@un.org
    • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

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

    12-03-2019  – 15-03-2019 Ankara

    The workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).

    This workshop aims to help countries in achieving a common and improved understanding of the process of adopting new technologies/methodologies in conducting population and housing censuses and collecting data according to internationally recommended definitions and classifications. This workshop will also provide a platform to discuss good practices among OIC member countries and potential challenges and risks that have to be taken into consideration for the successful adoption of contemporary technologies in censuses.

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

    05-02-2019  – 08-02-2019 Bangkok

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Division and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, is organising a regional workshop on strengthening the collection and use of international migration data for the achievement of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development for selected countries in Asia. The meeting is organized under the 11th tranche of the development account capacity building project.

    The workshop aims to increase the capacity of participating countries to produce and analyze 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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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Statistical Methodology for Delineating Cities and Rural Areas

    28-01-2019  – 30-01-2019 New York

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Statistical Methodology for Delineating Cities and Rural Areas. The meeting will take place in New York, from 28 to 30 January 2019 and will be conducted in English.

    In the context of the fact that, at the level of international official statistics and international statistical standards, there is a lack of harmonized and universally implemented definition of urban and rural areas in general, and the definitions of metropolitan, urban, semi-urban, rural and uninhabited areas in particular, several innovative approaches have been developed in recent years in an attempt to develop statistical methodology that could be generally used across world regions and that is based on identical parameters. The European Commission, in co-operation with several international organizations has developed such a methodology for a harmonized delineation of cities and rural areas. The purpose of the Expert Group Meeting is to discuss, in detail, the following points: (1) Assessing the technical comprehensiveness of the methodology as developed by European Commission and partners; (2) Assessing the applicability of the parameters for the delineation of urban and rural areas in terms of levels of density; (3) Assessing the employment of the methodology in national circumstances through the presentation and elaboration of national practices and examples; (4) Elaborating on the suitability of submitting the proposed methodology to the United Nations Statistical Commission for discussion and possible recommendation for the purpose of achieving regional and international comparison and harmonization of urban and rural areas and their statistics.

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    United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Revision of the Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing

    16-01-2019  – 18-01-2019 New York

    The main objective of the Expert Group meeting is to review the revised Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing and to provide further guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that it provides countries with a reference document on contemporary census data editing methods and information on various approaches to census data editing. Specifically, the meeting aims to: (i) review the revised Handbook to ensure that it provides relevant guidance on editing procedures and processes for traditional census editing (editing after data collection) as well as for real-time editing (editing during data collection where tablet computers and the Internet are used) based on good country practices; (ii) align the revised Handbook with contemporary census practices, including the use of electronic data collection technologies; (iii) align the revised Handbook with the standards and methods contained in the recently revised Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses and Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses.

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    Expert Group Meeting on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems

    17-12-2018  – 19-12-2018 New York

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with Vital Strategies is organizing an Expert Group Meeting to finalize the Guidelines for Legal Framework of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems. The Expert Group Meeting will take place in New York, United States, from 17 to 19 December 2018 and will be conducted in English.

    The purpose of the Expert Group Meeting is to carefully and meticulously review the draft Guidelines on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems, primarily from the perspective of the implementation at national level. The meeting will go through the guidelines paragraph by paragraph, after first summoning general comments and suggestions.

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    7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

    14-11-2018  – 16-11-2018 Tokyo

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of the Government of Japan, is organizing the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and the guidance of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS).

    This event will bring together producers and users of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society and the donor community. The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In particular, the Forum will: (a) review methodological developments for better gender statistics in many areas, including the nexus between gender and environment; measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; monitoring international migration; and producing data on gender identity; (b) take stock of national practices and strategies for measuring and monitoring gender concerns, in line with the global SDG indicator framework; (c) discuss how Statistical Offices can communicate more effectively to ensure policy makers, the media and the general public identify, understand, and make full use of available data; and (d) learn about the latest research/assessment of progress towards gender equality, and about the availability of disaggregated gender data, to ensure no one is left behind.

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

    Regional Workshop on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective through Household Surveys

    07-08-2018  – 09-08-2018 Santiago

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC ) and the Statistics Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), organized a Regional Workshop on the measurement of Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective. The workshop was organized under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project and brought together national statisticians from 11 countries from Latin America to discuss the concepts and methods outlined in the UN Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective through Household Surveys.

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    Regional Workshop on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective through Household Surveys

    24-07-2018  – 26-07-2018 Addis Ababa

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Statistics Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), organized a Regional Workshop on the measurement of Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 24-26 July, 2018. The workshop was organized under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project and brought together national statisticians of 13 Anglophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the workshop was to train NSO participants in the region on how to collect data on asset ownership at the individual level by presenting key recommendations and providing practical advice based on the UN Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective.

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

    25-06-2018  – 28-06-2018 Kuala Lumpur

    The workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country offices and the regional office for Asia and the Pacific.

    The objective of the workshop is to introduce three of UNSD’s latest international guidelines on population and housing censuses—the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 3, the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2, and the Guidelines on the Use of Electronic Data Collection Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses―and the standards, concepts and methods contained therein with a view to facilitate planning and preparations for the 2020 round of population and housing censuses. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to review national plans for the 2020 round of censuses in terms of methodology, use of technology and census operations management.

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    Regional Workshop on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective through Household Surveys

    25-06-2018  – 27-06-2018 Tbilisi

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the National Statistical Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Statistics Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), organized a Regional Workshop on the measurement of Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective. The workshop was organized under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project and brought together national statisticians from 12 countries from Central and Western Asia to discuss the concepts and methods outlined in the UN Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective through Household Surveys.

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    Expert Group Meeting on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics (TUS), in line with ICATUS 2016 and other international standards and in support of SDGs monitoring

    20-06-2018  – 22-06-2018 New York

    The United Nations Statistical Commission during its 48th session, 7-10 March 2017, in its decision 48/109 endorsed the International Classification of Activities for Time -Use Statistics (ICATUS 2016) for use as an international statistical classification and supported the proposal to develop methodological guidelines on how to operationalize ICATUS 2016 and produce time-use statistics using the latest technologies. It also urged countries to give high priority to time-use statistics, given their increased demand and their critical role in the review and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals. It finally recognized the need to provide technical assistance to countries, particularly in developing regions.
    Reliable time use statistics have been critical for (a) the measurement and analysis of quality of life or general well-being; (b) a more comprehensive measurement of all forms of work, including unpaid work and non-market production and the development of household production accounts; and for (c) producing data to inform and monitor gender policies. Time-use statistics can further supplement information to other statistical areas, such as: education (learning patterns), health (physical activity patterns, feeding patters, sleep patterns, etc.), culture (involvement), environment (access to water, sanitation and clean energy), social behaviors, involvement in civic activities, use of ICT, etc.
    It is in this context that the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) organized an Expert Group Meeting on Innovative and Effective ways to collect Time-Use Statistics (TUS), in line with ICATUS 2016 and other international standards and in support of SDGs monitoring on 20-22 June 2018 in New York (under the component on Gender Statistics and Indicators – Component 4 – of the DA10 Statistics and Data Project supporting the “EA5 Enhanced capacity of target countries to adopt and apply statistical methods to assess gender gaps in selected key areas of women’s empowerment, classified as Tier II indicators in the SDG framework” – Activity A.5.1), to take stock of countries’ best practices in producing time use data, and to discuss the content and update of the UN Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work.

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    • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org
    • Harumi Shibata Salazar, Tel.: +1 212 963 0505, E-mail: shibata@un.org

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

    08-05-2018  – 11-05-2018 Colombo

    The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka.

    The main objective of the workshop is to introduce four recently revised/prepared international guidelines for population and housing censuses—the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 3), the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 2) , the Handbook on Measuring International Migration through Population Censuses and the Guidelines on the Use of Electronic Data Collection Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses—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

    24-04-2018  – 27-04-2018 Tbilisi

    The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GeoStat) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country offices and the regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    The main objective of the workshop is to introduce three recently revised/prepared international guidelines for population and housing censuses—the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 3), the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 2) and the Guidelines on the Use of Electronic Data Collection Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses—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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    Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems and the Production of Vital Statistics Reports for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Countries (Group2)

    26-03-2018  – 30-03-2018 Tunis

    United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO-EMRO) is organizing a Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems and the Production of Vital Statistics Reports for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Countries (Group2) . The workshop will take place in Tunis, Tunisia, from 26 to 30 March 2018 and will be conducted in English with Arabic interpretation.

    The workshop aims to increase the knowledge and skills of participating statisticians, civil registration officials, identity management officials and health officials in implementing the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3 and the revised Handbook on civil registration and vital statistics systems: management, operation and maintenance as well as to give participants hands-on technical support to produce vital statistics reports from civil registration records and improve their capacity to identify 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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    • Lin ZHUO, Tel.: Tel: +1 212 963 5183, E-mail: zhuo@un.org

    Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems and the Production of Vital Statistics Reports for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Countries (Group1)

    19-03-2018  – 23-03-2018 Casablanca

    United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO-EMRO) is organizing a Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems and the Production of Vital Statistics Reports for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Countries (Group1). The workshop will take place in Casablanca, Morocco, from 19 to 23 March 2018 and will be conducted in English with Arabic interpretation.

    The workshop aims to increase the knowledge and skills of participating statisticians, civil registration officials, identity management officials and health officials in implementing the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3 and the revised Handbook on civil registration and vital statistics systems: management, operation and maintenance as well as to give participants hands-on technical support to produce vital statistics reports from civil registration records and improve their capacity to identify 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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    Task Force Meeting on the Guidelines on the Use of Electronic Data Collection Technologies in Population and Housing Censuses

    31-01-2018  – 02-02-2018 Cairo

    The meeting is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and with the support of other United Nations Regional Commissions and the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

    The main objective of this meeting is to review the draft guidelines on the use of electronic data collection technologies in population and housing censuses and provide further input and guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that they serve as a reference for national statistical offices or census authorities for planning their censuses with electronic data collection technologies.

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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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    Regional Workshop on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective through Household Surveys

    12-12-2017  – 14-12-2017 Manila

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Statistics Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a Regional Workshop on the measurement of Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective. The workshop was organized under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project and brought together national statisticians to discuss the concepts and methods outlined in the UN Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective through Household Surveys.

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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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    Sub-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

    06-06-2017  – 08-06-2017 Almaty

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) organized the Sub-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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    Technical Meeting on the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective

    05-05-2017  – 06-05-2017 New York

    Under the EDGE project, the United Nations Statistics Division organised a Technical Meeting on the draft UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective. Held in New York from 5-6 May, 2017, the technical meeting provided an overview of the key components of the guidelines and solicited input on the remaining technical issues requiring resolution.

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    Side Event to the 48th UN Statistical Commission

    24-03-2017  – 24-03-2017 New York

    At a side event to the 48th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, the EDGE project presented the key recommendations of the draft UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective and solicited feedback from stakeholders.

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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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    Asian Development Bank Regional Workshop for Post Field Work Discussion of the EDGE Pilot Surveys

    14-12-2015  – 16-12-2015 Bangkok

    In collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Statistics Division, under the EDGE project, facilitated a Regional Workshop for Post Field Work Discussions of the EDGE pilot surveys. The workshop was attended by participants from the three EDGE pilot countries funded by the ADB - Georgia, Mongolia and the Philippines, as well as resource persons on sampling and measuring the gender asset gap.

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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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    EDGE Project Midterm Review Technical Meeting

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

    The UN Statistics Division and the UN Women, in collaboration with the Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW), organized a Mid-term Review Technical Meeting of the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) initiative. Standing at the mid-point of the project, the meeting took stock of progress made by the EDGE initiative to date since its inception in 2013.

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    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

    1st EDGE Technical Meeting on Measuring Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective

    24-02-2013  – 24-02-2013 New York

    This meeting, organised by the United Nations Statistics Division and UN Women and attended by country representatives, agencies, and commissions, marked the beginning of the EDGE project’s methodological work on asset ownership.

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    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.

    • Ottawa seminar
    • Scheveningen seminar

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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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      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 Yaoundé

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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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