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UN Comtrade Data Fair

25-09-2017  – 25-09-2017 Geneva

Just preceding the 2017 WTO Public Forum, the United Nations Statistics Division will organize the first one-day UN Comtrade Data Fair in close collaboration with the World Trade Organization and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.The main objective of this Fair is to explain and demonstrate the latest on international trade data and their analytical use for trade policies.

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Fourth Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)

15-11-2016  – 18-11-2016 Geneva

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) will be held from 15 to 18 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

This meeting will have a slightly different format from prior meetings of the IAEG-SDGs, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days (15 – 16 November) and a Plenary Session taking place during the second two days (17 – 18 November). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

The IAEG-SDGs was established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development at the global level, and to support its implementation.

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Meeting of the Technical Subgroup for the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC)

18-05-2016  – 20-05-2016 Geneva

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a meeting of the Technical Subgroup for ISIC (TSG-ISIC) of the Expert Group on International Statistical Classifications. The objective of the meeting is to review new statistical developments on the treatment of Global Production Arrangements, including factoryless goods producers; and Retail Sales distinguished by sales channels.

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26th meeting of Inter-agency and expert group meeting on MDG indicators (IAEG-MDG)

07-10-2014  – 09-10-2014 Geneva

The 26th Meeting of Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators (IAEG-MDG) will be organised by UNDESA Statistics Division on 7-9 October 2014 in Geneva, and will be hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The IAEG-MDG has been responsible for data development, compilation and analysis for the assessment of trends in MDG indicators.

During the meeting, the outcomes of the debates on MDGs at the 69th session of the General Assembly as well as on outcomes of various post-2015 development-related processes and the Sustainable Development Goals will be reviewed. The participants will also discuss how to prepare the 2015 final global MDG report.

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

24th meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on MDG indicators (IAEG-MDG)

16-10-2013  – 19-10-2013 Geneva

UNSD will convene the 24th meeting of IAEG-MDG, in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16 to 19 October 2013. The IAEG-MDG has been responsible for data development, compilation and analysis for the assessment of trends in MDG indicators. The Group includes the UN Secretariat, a number of UN agencies, as well as national experts from statistical offices concerned with the development of data for MDGs. The 24th meeting will review the on-going and planned activities related to MDG monitoring by various UN agencies, and discuss the plans for the upcoming MDG reports. The group will also explore the lessons learned from MDG monitoring at national and regional levels.

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

Inter-agency and expert group meeting on MDG indicators

01-11-2012  – 02-11-2012 Geneva

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Indicators. The meeting will be held in Geneva from 1 to 2 November 2012, hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The main purpose of this Expert Group Meeting is to share experience and lessons learned from the MDG monitoring in the last decade at both national and international levels. In addition, the meeting will discuss different options to exchange data/metadata to update MDG databases and will be an opportunity to identify key areas in which international agencies could provide technical assistance to strengthen MDG-related statistical capacity at the country level.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

22nd meeting of the Inter-agency and expert group on MDG Indicators

31-10-2012  – 31-10-2012 Geneva

The 22nd Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) meeting on MDG indicators is part of the yearly consultation with national experts and international agencies to review and discuss issues related to the global MDG monitoring. This IAEG meeting will focus on: lessons learned from MDG monitoring in the last decade, options to exchange data/metadata to update the MDG global database, and MDG-related statistical capacity needs at the country level.

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  • Keiko Osaki Tomita, Tel.: +1 212 963 8338, E-mail: osaki@un.org

Global forum on trade statistics: measuring global trade - Do we have the right numbers?

02-02-2011  – 04-02-2011 Geneva

Trade statisticians around the world are working tirelessly in getting the numbers right, but are we measuring the right numbers? This is the overarching theme of this Global Forum “Measuring Global Trade – Do we have the right numbers?” organized jointly by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), and in collaboration with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The forum will take place on 2-4 February 2011 in Geneva at the WTO.

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Workshop on MDG monitoring

08-11-2010  – 11-11-2010 Geneva

The Workshop, which is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), 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, particularly for health related MDG indicators. In addition, the workshop will provide participants with skills needed to improve the production and dissemination of MDG indicators.

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Joint task force on environmental indicators

03-05-2010  – 04-05-2010 Geneva

The Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators has been established to foster collaboration of national statistical offices and environmental ministries/agencies in the improvement of environment statistics. The meeting, organized jointly by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and UNSD, will review the Guidelines on the Application of Environmental Indicators in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. It will discuss the indicators revised on the basis of the conclusions of the first meeting and will consider further indicators for revision based on countries’ experience with their application. It will also look into the possibility to include new indicators to fill in gaps in the coverage of some of the priority subject areas.

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Expert group meeting on SDMX for MDG indicators

23-10-2009  – 23-10-2009 Geneva

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) for Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Indicators. The meeting will be held in Geneva on 23 October 2009, hosted by the International Labour Organization. The purpose of this Expert Group Meeting is to share experiences on the use of the SDMX standards for the exchange of data and metadata on MDG Indicators. The SDMX is a platform for data and metadata exchange that will greatly facilitate the exchange of MDG data among countries and between countries and international agencies. The event will also be an opportunity to review, with national and international experts, the necessary steps to implement the SDMX platform at the national level, including identifying key areas in which international agencies could provide technical assistance.

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16th Inter-agency and expert group meeting on the MDG indicators

22-10-2009  – 20-10-2009 Geneva

This Inter-agency and Expert Group meeting is part of the yearly consultation with both national experts and international agencies to review and discuss issues related to the global MDG monitoring, including the production of the MDG global monitoring outputs, reporting systems on MDG indicators, country capacity building as well as the coordination of technical cooperation activities in countries.

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Joint UNSD/UNECE meeting on environmental indicators

31-08-2009  – 02-09-2009 Geneva

The joint meeting will bring together statisticians and environmental experts from the countries of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region and South-Eastern Europe as well as from other European countries and international/regional organizations. The objectives of the meeting are to (i) discuss priorities and modalities of cooperation on methodological issues of environmental indicators in 2009-2010; (ii) review in detail selected indicators covered by the UNECE Indicator Guidelines to provide practical recommendations on the use of statistical classifications, data collection methods and procedures for the production of indicators; (iii) exchange information on international developments related to environmental indicators that may be important but are currently not included in the Guidelines and provide references to available guidance materials; (iv) initiate discussions on modern presentation formats and tools for effective dissemination of environmental indicators including the use of modern information technologies.

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14th Inter-agency and expert group meeting on MDG indicators

28-10-2008  – 30-10-2008 Geneva

This meeting is part of the yearly consultations organized to address issues related to the development and production of MDG indicators and initiatives for the promotion and coordination of technical cooperation in countries in relation to the production of data for the MDG indicators.

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Workshop on Improving the Compilation of International Migration Statistics

15-09-2003  – 17-09-2003 Geneva

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