United Nations regional workshop on data dissemination and communication

05-06-2013  – 07-06-2013 Rio de Janeiro

The Workshop is part of a global series of workshops on data dissemination and communication, organized as part of a United Nations Development Account project. The purpose of the overall project is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination of statistical data and metadata. The Workshop will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of data. The Workshop 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 users. Furthermore, the Workshop is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and communication of data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants during all workshops will contribute towards the drafting of a technical report and/or the creation of a knowledge base on the UNSD website, dedicated to the topic of effective dissemination of data.

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Workshop on statistics of international trade in services: challenges and good practices

01-12-2009  – 04-12-2009 Rio de Janeiro

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a workshop on statistics of international trade in services in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries in collaboration with the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) and Banco Central do Brasil and Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The workshop will be hosted by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) in Rio de Janeiro between 1 and 4 December 2009.

The objective of the workshop is to train representatives from national statistical offices and central banks from the Latin American and Caribbean countries on methodological development of the statistics of trade in services and also the current country-practices in compiling trade in services statistics. The training will focus on both the interpretation of conceptual issues and options for the implementation of the international recommendations in country specific circumstances and facilitate the establishment of a network of statisticians in the participating countries working on service trade statistics.

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International seminar on environment statistics and accounting

21-09-2009  – 22-09-2009 Rio de Janeiro

The International Seminar on Environment Statistics and Accounting which is organized by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), with the support of UNSD, will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 21 to 22 September 2009. The seminar aims at raising awareness in Brazil and the region more generally, of the importance of integrating environmental and economic information into a common framework, the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), to produce information needed for policy and decision making related to the environment and sustainable development.

The seminar seeks to develop a dialogue between the main users and producers of environmental information in Brazil by identifying the information needed for policy making and by discussing how the environmental accounting framework meets these needs. Experience in other regions of the world as well as in countries more advanced in the implementation of the SEEA will help in stimulating the discussion on how the integrated information system could be implemented in Brazil. The international seminar will be followed by three days national workshop focusing on water and land and ecosystem accounts.

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