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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

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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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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29th Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN)

25-04-2016  – 29-04-2016 Bangkok

Cartographers, linguists, geographers and planners will meet for the 29th Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) from 25-29 April, 2016 at ESCAP headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand to continue its work on encouraging and facilitating the standardization of geographical names. The Session will also seek to advance the work done to implement the resolutions passed at preceding Conferences. During the 29th Session some agenda items to be discussed are:- the nature of geographical names as cultural heritage, the use and standardization of geographical names, education and training in the treatment of geographical names and the preparation of gazetteers.

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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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Second meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on sustainable development goal indicators (IAEG-SDGs)

26-10-2015  – 28-10-2015 Bangkok

The second Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) will take place on 26-28 October 2015 in Bangkok.

The IAEG-SDGs has been established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the goals and targets of the post-2015 development agenda at the global level, and to support its implementation.

The main objectives of the meeting are to review the list of possible global indicators; discuss the global indicator framework, interlinkages across targets and critical issues including data disaggregation; and discuss the work plan and next steps.

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SDMX global conference 2015: SDMX In action

28-09-2015  – 30-09-2015 Bangkok

The 5th SDMX Global Conference will be held from 28 to 30 September 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. This year’s conference is hosted jointly by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), with the theme “SDMX In Action”.

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Regional workshop for countries in Asia and the Pacific on supporting developing countries measure progress towards achieving a green economy

20-01-2015  – 23-01-2015 Bangkok

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organising a regional workshop within the United Nations Development Account project “Supporting Developing Countries Measure Progress Towards Achieving a Green Economy”. The project is led by UNSD in collaboration with UNEP, UNIDO, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Recognising the importance of high quality statistics and their effective use in promoting evidence-based socio-economic policies and achieving internationally agreed goals, the project aims to enhance the national statistical systems’ capacity in selected pilot countries. This is expected to lead to the production of good quality, timely and reliable statistics and indicators to inform about progress towards achieving a green economy in the context of sustainable development.

The workshop will serve as an opportunity to strengthen national data production and coordinate efforts for improving underlying environment, energy, agricultural and other statistics in the region. It will bring together statisticians and policy makers that use and produce such indicators. Moreover, the workshop is important given the current policy context and the emergence of the sustainable development goals in the context of the post 2015 development agenda, as well as national efforts to move towards sustainable development around the world.

Key elements of the workshop include: a review of potential indicators, suitable for developing countries, that can be used to inform on green economy and sustainable development issues; the sharing of experiences from the assessment exercise in the four pilot countries of the region; and a more detailed discussion of technical issues in selected areas of statistics that are relevant for the compilation of indicators informing on green economy issues.

The workshop will be followed by direct technical assistance to the pilot countries in the next phase of this project.

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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

Workshop on CountryData – Technologies for data exchange

18-03-2013  – 22-03-2013 Bangkok

This workshop will provide training to participants on technologies used for data exchange and dissemination with the international level; and specifically with CountryData (data.un.org/countryData) a website for the dissemination of national development indicators. The training will mainly focus on Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) a technology which can be used to automate and standardize data and metadata exchange so that data are more timely and can be updated easily. The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to SDMX, followed up with practical examples for the exchange of national development indicators with a focus on specific key SDMX tools such as SDMX Registry and mapping tool.

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19th United Nations regional cartographic conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP)

29-10-2012  – 01-11-2012 Bangkok

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the Nineteenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP), to be held at ESCAP facilities, in Bangkok, 29 October-1 November 2012. With the title ‘UN-GGIM Vision for Asia and the Pacific Region’, the main subject themes to be discussed by the Conference are the geodetic reference framework for sustainable development; data sharing and integration for disaster management; and place-based information management for economic growth. This is the first regional conference after the establishment of the global mechanism of GGIM, which will lead the region to discuss its new role as the GGIM-Asia/Pacific arm, and we expect to receive strong guidance from the member states on this GGIM vision for the region.

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United Nations national workshop on MDG monitoring: 2015 and beyond

09-07-2012  – 13-07-2012 Bangkok

The United Nations Statistics Division is organizing a Workshop on MDG Monitoring: 2015 and beyond, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 9 to 13 July 2012. It will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, line ministries and international agencies to review recommendations for calculating MDG indicators, reporting MDG data and establishing strategies for dealing with data discrepancies between national and international MDG figures, particularly for hunger, child, maternal and reproductive health indicators. The workshop will also be an opportunity to review lessons learnt from monitoring the MDGs in view of the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda and the related new monitoring framework.

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  • Yongyi Min, Tel.: +1 212 963 9296, E-mail: min3@un.org

Seminar on developing the capacity to produce economic statistics, including national accounts in accordance with the 2008 SNA, in the Asian and Pacific region

10-10-2011  – 13-10-2011 Bangkok

DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), is organizing this seminar on the implementation of the 2008 SNA. The seminar will be hosted by ESCAP. The purpose of the seminar is to develop a clear implementation plan for the improvement of the capacity of countries in the Asian and Pacific region to produce economic statistics including the capacity to produce National Accounts in accordance with the 2008 SNA. The seminar will also discuss ways to ensure that plans for implementing the 2008 SNA and ESCAP’s Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific are consistent and mutually reinforcing, effectively incorporating national implementation plans for the 2008 SNA into the regional implementation plan. The expected outcome is consensus among participants on the implementation plan.

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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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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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Project on national development indicators, including MDGs kick-off meeting

29-03-2010  – 31-03-2010 Bangkok

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), is organizing a meeting to launch the UNSD/DFID project on Improving the Collation, Availability and Dissemination of Development indicators, including MDGs; at the ESCAP Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29 to 31 March 2010.

The meeting will bring together national experts on developments indicators as well as national data managers from the four Asian countries covered by the project (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) to review and discuss the following points: (a) Aims and objectives of the project and lessons learnt from the pilot phase; (b) How to improve reporting of development indicators at the country and international level (issues of coordination, availability and frequency of data, agreement on metadata and data discrepancies); (c) Improving dissemination of development indicators (data dissemination policies, current country data dissemination practices, systems and platform for development indicators); (d) Next steps of the project.

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

18th United Nations regional cartographic conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP)

26-10-2009  – 29-10-2009 Bangkok

The theme of the eighteenth conference is “Spatial Enablement and the Response to Climate Change and the Millennium Development Goals”. In February 1948, the Economic and Social Council recommended that Governments of Member States stimulate surveying and mapping of their national territories and that the Secretary-General of the United Nations take appropriate action to further such efforts. A Committee of Experts on Cartography was appointed by the Secretary General to study the problem and advise upon the means of its implementation. The first meeting of the committee of experts on cartography was held in 1955.

The current Conference would bring together specialists from Asia and the Pacific and other parts of the world, and provide an opportunity to review and assess how well geographic information can be used in dealing with critical issues such as spatial enablement and responses to climate change. It would also give an opportunity to identify the impediments and barriers that still exist, with a view to suggesting appropriate solutions in order to overcome them.

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Meeting of the task force on international merchandise trade statistics (TFIMTS), 10-11 March 2009, and the joint session of the Inter-agency task forces on international merchandise trade statistics and of statistics of international trade in services 12 March 2009

10-03-2009  – 12-03-2009 Bangkok

The major item on the agenda of the Task Force on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (TFIMTS) will be the revision of the international recommendations on IMTS—the draft revised recommendations are scheduled to be submitted to the Statistical Commission for adoption at its forty-first session in 2010. The meeting will discuss the results of the first round of worldwide consultation and the recent virtual meeting of the Expert Group on IMTS as well as further work during 2009 and beyond (update of the compilers manual, implementation and critical issues for IMTS). Besides other methodological developments, issues related to trade databases and trade analysis are also on the agenda. The Joint Session of the Inter-Agency Task Forces on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and of Statistics of International Trade in Services will cover overlapping issues of trade in goods and services.

The Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS) will discuss the revision of the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS) with the aim of submitting it for the approval of the UN Statistical Commission in 2010. The following items are also on the agenda of the TF: compilation guidance to support the use of the MSITS, problems of data quality and historical consistency and the experience and plans in ECLAC and APEC region, TFSITS web-site and newsletter, upcoming seminars and expert group meetings. The Joint Session of the Inter-Agency Task Forces on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and of Statistics of International Trade in Services will discuss the report from the Statistical Commission and the Working Group on the Impact of Globalization on National Accounts, Coverage of trade statistics—goods for processing and intra-firm trade of multinationals.

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Workshop on international economic and social classifications

24-11-2008  – 27-11-2008 Bangkok

A United Nations Workshop on International Economic and Social Classifications will be held from 24 to 27 November 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. This Workshop is jointly organized by the Statistics Division (UNSD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Statistics Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Workshop will focus on the recent revision processes of economic and social classifications and will in particular review the current implementation and use of national activity and product classifications and their relationship to the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC); provide an up-to-date account of the final versions of the revised activity and product classifications; provide information on methodological changes related to the application of the classification, such as outlined in the revised introductions; address implementation issues in connection with the revised classifications; and discuss measures to facilitate cooperation in the field of classifications, including coordination of work on regional/sub-regional cooperation in classifications.

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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

Workshop for developing countries on the revision of the international recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS)

09-09-2008  – 12-09-2008 Bangkok

At its thirty-ninth session (26 - 29 February 2008) the Statistical Commission endorsed the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) initiative and strategy to revise the existing recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics and requested that the draft revised recommendations be submitted to the Commission for adoption at its forty-first session in 2010. One key element of the UNSD revision strategy is a worldwide consultation process with national trade statistics compilers. In this context UNSD in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UN/ESCAP) organizes a workshop for Developing Countries on the Revision of the Recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS), which will take place from 9 to 12 September 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop is part of a special effort of UNSD and UN/ESCAP to inform and receive feedback from developing countries on this revision process. The workshop will review and discuss the current recommendations on international merchandise trade statistics contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Revision 2 (IMTS, Rev.2), in particular but not limited to the important issues identified by the expert group on IMTS in its first meeting in December 2007 and subject to a worldwide consultation.  The report of the expert group meeting and the document for worldwide consultation which was sent to countries in May 2008 are available at the website of the expert group

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2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Workshop on Census Cartography and Management

15-10-2007  – 19-10-2007 Bangkok


2006 International workshop on country practices in compilation of international merchandise trade statistics

12-12-2006  – 15-12-2006 Bangkok

The workshop will review the country practices in compilation of international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS) in the regions of South and South-East Asia. This review will be guided by the country replies to the questionnaire on the National Compilation and Dissemination Practices (NCDP), which was sent out in July 2006. The questionnaire deals with a broad range of issues starting from institutional arrangements to reporting practices. In addition, current concepts, definitions and recommendations of IMTS, Rev.2 will be reviewed and discussed in light of the revisions of SNA93, BPM5, the Manual on SITS, the Kyoto convention and relevant economic classifications. Issues which will be covered are-among others - the boundary between goods and services, goods for processing abroad, and linkages between trade and business statistics.

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17Th United Nations Regional cartographic conference for Asia and the Pacific

18-09-2006  – 22-09-2006 Bangkok

The Seventeenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific will be organized by the Statistics Division in Bangkok at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), from 18 to 22 September 2006. This conference, convened every three years, provides a regional forum where approximately 200 participants (mostly heads of Mapping Agencies and Land Surveys and experts from Asia and the Pacific and other regions, as well as representatives from International and Specialized Organizations) meet to address the common needs, problems and experiences in the field of surveying and mapping, cartography, remote sensing, land and geographical information systems, including spatial data infrastructure institutional, economic and capacity building issues.

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Workshop to Train Trainers on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, (ESCAP)

13-09-1999  – 24-09-1999 Bangkok


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