Regional seminar on developing a programme for the Implementation of the System of national accounts 2008 (2008 SNA) and supporting statistics in the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) member countries

11-09-2013  – 13-09-2013 Ankara

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Turkish Statistical Institute, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE), is organising a regional seminar on Developing a Programme for the Implementation of the 2008 SNA and Supporting Statistics in the Economic Cooperation Organisation Member Countries.

The objective of the seminar is to assist participating countries with initiating the formulation of a national strategy and implementation programme for the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics with the objective of strengthening the national statistical system in support of improved policy making. It is expected that this initiative will lead to a multi-year statistical programme helping countries to change over to the 2008 SNA with a view to producing timely and comparable national accounts statistics and short-term economic indicators which fully meet user needs as well as comply with international standards.


  • Herman Smith, Tel.: +1 212 963 4679, E-mail:

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:

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