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.