Handbook on Accounting for Global Value Chains

07-05-2018  – 09-05-2018 Rome

Meeting of the UN Expert Group on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics, jointly organized by ISTAT and UNSD will be held in Rome, Italy on 7-9 May 2018. The discussion will be focus on “Handbook on Accounting for Global Value Chains”.

Economic globalization has created new opportunities for businesses to organize their production chains more efficiently. This has increased the complexity of compiling economic statistics, as it is more difficult to break down production activities on a country-by-country basis. There is a need to understand the cross-country benefits and risks by being able to “look through” the global firms in the global value chains (GVCs) and see their contributions in the production networks of resident enterprises in multiple countries.

Expert Group created by Statistical Commission on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics develops a handbook that will account for the measurement of GVCs. With the realization of the cross-country impact of GVCs on the economic structure of partner countries, a multi-country perspective for those national industries that are included in major GVCs is encouraged in the handbook.

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The Seminar on the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective (EDGE meeting)

01-11-2017  – 02-11-2017 Rome

This seminar will present the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective, developed under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project. The guidelines provide national statistical agencies and policy makers with guidance on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating individual-level household survey data on asset ownership. Lessons learned from the EDGE pilot countries which tested the methodology will also be shared. The meeting will also cover the methodology proposed to measure and monitor SDG indicator 5.a.1 (5.a.1 (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure), in line with the EDGE methods.

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  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail:

11th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (11th IAEG-GS)

30-10-2017  – 31-10-2017 Rome

The meeting will bring together national and international experts to review and discuss issues related to the development of gender statistics. In particular, the meeting will: (a) review methodological developments in key areas of gender concerns in the SDG framework; (b) review the work of the IAEG-GS Advisory Group on Gender Indicators and the alignment of the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators with the Global SDG indicator framework; (c) provide an update on the work undertaken in the field of gender statistics by the IAEG-GS Members; (d) review capacity building efforts in gender statistics; and (e) discuss the preparation of the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, hosted by Japan in November 2018.


  • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail:

Conference on data quality for international organizations

07-07-2008  – 08-07-2008 Rome

The Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations will be held immediately prior to the Q2008 - European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Rome, 9-11 July 2008) under the auspices of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA).

The purpose of the conference is to provide statistical experts from international or supra-national organisations with a forum to discuss specific data quality issues related to their work and exchange experiences regarding the various quality mechanisms developed for improving the collection and dissemination of international data. It is proposed that the discussions at this year's meeting will build on the extensive work in the field of data quality assessment that has recently been undertaken by CCSA under the leadership of Eurostat, and which has led to the preparation of guidelines for the Implementation of Quality Assurance Frameworks for International Organizations Compiling Statistics (refer also to SA/2007/14/Add.4). This year's conference offers therefore a unique opportunity to discuss how these guidelines, or specific elements thereof, can be applied in international agencies.

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1st Global Forum on Gender Statistics

10-12-2007  – 12-12-2007 Rome

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