Measuring the contribution of Islamic Finance to the economy - Workshop on Islamic Finance in the National Accounts

24-10-2017  – 26-10-2017 Beirut

The workshop is organized by STAT/DESA jointly with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Islamic finance does not operate in the same way as conventional finance as it follows the Shari’ah Islamic law, principles and rules, which do not permit receipt and payment of interest, excessive uncertainty, gambling, or short sales or financing activities that are considered to be harmful to society. The workshop aims to increase the capacity of participating countries on the statistical treatment of Islamic finance in the national accounts. The workshop will address proposals on how to sectorize Islamic financial instruments and the corresponding property income and related transactions, and how to calculate and record the output of Islamic financial services.

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Consultative meeting on guidelines for producing statistics on violence against women

08-11-2011  – 10-11-2011 Beirut

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) will conduct a Consultative Meeting to Review the Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women, from 8 - 10 November, in ESCWA premises in Beirut, Lebanon. The draft Guidelinesprovides comprehensive methodological guidance regarding the selection of core and additional topics, sources of data, relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of the questions and all other pertinent issues related to conducting statistical surveys to measure violence against women. The meeting will review the text in detail and, upon incorporation of all the inputs, the final version will be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for approval.

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Workshop on MDG monitoring

07-12-2009  – 10-12-2009 Beirut

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a Workshop on MDG Monitoring, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in Beirut, Lebanon, from 7 to 10 December 2009. The Workshop will bring together representatives from national statistical offices and line ministries to review recommendations for reporting of MDG data and to establish strategies for dealing with data discrepancies and data gaps at the national and international level.

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Sub-regional workshop on water accounts for ESCWA and GCC countries

25-08-2008  – 28-08-2008 Beirut

The Sub-regional workshop will bring together the experts from the National Statistical Offices, from Ministries of Water in the six Arab Gulf Countries, and from concerned research centres, to share experiences in the development of water statistics and accounts. The workshop will focus on water accounts and aims to enhance their understanding of the System of Environmental Accounts for Water (SEEA-W) to facilitate the implementation of the System and compilation of the recommended standard tables of the SEEA-W.  This workshop is part of UNSD’s global promotion of the SEEA-W, following the adoption of the SEEA-W as an interim international statistical standard in 2007. The SEEAW is an information system suitable for supporting Integrated Water Resources Management and the development of policy relevant indicators.


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