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10th Meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics

10-05-2016  – 13-05-2016 Aguascalientes

The Oslo group on energy statistics is tasked to address issues related to energy statistics and contribute to improved international standards and improved methods for official energy statistics by pooling expertise in the energy community. The main output of the Oslo Group to date has been the development of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics, adopted by the UN Statistical Commission in 2011. The focus of this latest meeting will be on the new working groups identified at the previous meeting, covering topics such as the uses of administrative data sources for energy data collection and metadata, use of electronic data collection and SDMX, energy data dissemination practices and quality reviews of energy data.

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International workshop on economic census, business registers and integrated economic statistics

29-09-2015  – 01-10-2015 Aguascalientes

UNSD is co-organizing an international Workshop on Economic Census, Business Registers and Integrated Economic Statistics together with the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (INEGI).

The event will be held in Aguascalientes, Mexico, from 29 September to 1 October 2015, and is part of UNSD’s efforts to promote integrated economic statistics programmes, which will provide governments, researchers, academics, the private sector and the general public with consistent and comprehensive information needed for sound policy and decision-making.

All NSOs in Latin America have been invited to participate, as well as experts from Canada and the United States. The objective of the workshop is to share experiences and knowledge in these areas. Among the specific topics to be discussed are major innovations in collecting and disseminating economic census information; using census results for updating the business register; the challenges and opportunities of maintaining micro-level business statistics; the role of the (statistical) business register in the modernization of statistical production; and linking the business register with international trade statistics. INEGI will also share the first results of the recent Mexican economic census.

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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

International conference on the measurement of trade and economic globalization

29-09-2014  – 01-10-2014 Aguascalientes

DESA's Statistics Division and the Statistical Office of Mexico (INEGI) in cooperation with OECD, the World Trade Organization and Eurostat are organizing an international conference on the measurement of trade and economic globalization. The objective of this international conference is to discuss conceptual and practical ways of measuring trade and economic globalization, through the understanding of comprehensive statistical frame, global production and business practices, requirements and micro-data compilation for a global Supply-Use Table, firm heterogeneity and the impact of global production on national, regional and global economy.

This international conference will bring together international and national experts in the compilation of trade, business or national account statistics and analysts/researchers who are interested in measuring trade and economic globalization.

The high level of import content in exports makes gross bilateral trade statistics unsuitable for bilateral trade negotiations. Trade analysis requires new measures which better reflect the level of interdependencies among countries engaged in global value chains. In order to understand the true nature of trade relationships, it is necessary to know what each country along a global value chain contributes to the value of a final product. In addition, it is important to understand how that contribution is linked to those of other suppliers in other countries coming before and after along the chain, and how much employment and income is generated through this value addition.

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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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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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International workshop on energy statistics

02-12-2008  – 05-12-2008 Aguascalientes

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), jointly with the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico is organizing an International Workshop on Energy Statistics.  The Workshop is part of the consultation process on the draft International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES). The main objectives of the Workshop are to: train participants on current methods and practices in energy statistics; review and discuss issues they face in the collection, compilation and dissemination of energy statistics; and contribute to the development of international recommendations for energy statistics.

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