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Photo Attribution: "Colombo City, Sri Lanka" by Anuradha Dullewe Wijeyeratne / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International Standards and Contemporary Technologies
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 8 - 11 May 2018

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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