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Inter-regional seminar on national statistical systems reviews in Small Island Developing States

01-08-2017  – 03-08-2017 Nadi

An inter-regional seminar on national statistical systems reviews, gathering 25 participants from selected Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as well as regional and sub-regional partner organizations, was held in Nadi, Fiji on 1-3 August 2017. The seminar was jointly organised by ESCAP, ECLAC and UNSD in the framework of the 10th tranche of the Development Account Programme on Statistics and Data, and was hosted by the Fiji Government.

The objective of the seminar was to achieve a common and improved understanding among participants on institutional, organisational and managerial arrangements that can best sustain the development of national statistical capacities with the objective to respond to user needs for high-quality and internationally comparable statistics including the production and dissemination of indicators for the follow up and review of progress towards the 2030. The Seminar also stimulated an exchange of best practices and lessons learned among countries having undergone a national statistical system review and eventually enlighten other SIDS in the Pacific and the Caribbean that would wish to undertake such a review. Eventually, the seminar generated recommendations on how to best organise and conduct a national statistical system review that would contribute to the preparation, the implementation, the monitoring and/or the update of national strategies for the development of statistics. The outcome of the seminar will also contribute to the update of the 2003 edition of the UN Handbook on Statistical Organisations aiming at providing guidance to chief statisticians and senior managers of statistical organisations to achieve a modern, more integrated and coordinated national statistical system while reinforcing leadership, communication, and dialogue through institutional and organisational reforms.

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Workshop on gender statistics for countries from the Pacific region

04-08-2014  – 06-08-2014 Nadi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), is organizing a workshop on Gender Statistics for countries from the Pacific region. The workshop will take place in Nadi, Fiji, from 4 to 6 August 2014.

This is one of a series of workshops conducted by UNSD, under the Global Gender Statistics Programme, to provide training and assistance to strengthen the capacity of countries to produce and disseminate gender statistics and to use gender statistics for policymaking.

These workshops focus primarily on Integrating a Gender Perspective into Statistics, Time Use Statistics and Statistics on Violence against Women. The workshops aim to promote and train national statisticians on agreed international standards, share best practices and ensure collaboration and networking among gender statisticians and other relevant stakeholders, for the production, dissemination and communication of gender statistics that are policy relevant, internationally comparable and technically sound.

The workshop for the Pacific region will assist national statisticians with translating international guidelines into practice at the national level, taking into account the specific contexts of countries in the region.

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