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Regional workshop on international trade statistics: implementation of IMTS 2010 and a new vision for trade statistics

01-10-2012  – 05-10-2012 San Jose

This workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INEC) of Costa Rica which is hosting this event. The focus of the workshop will be on the updated and new recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) as contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions 2010 (IMTS 2010) and their implementation within the countries of Latin America. Particular attention will be given to the elements of the recommendations that provide additional information and that aim at the further development of the merchandise trade statistics in countries (or areas).

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Workshop on MDG monitoring for countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region

31-01-2011  – 03-02-2011 San Jose

UNSD, in collaboration with ECLAC is organizing a workshop that will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, line ministries and international agencies, 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 poverty, labor and health related MDG indicators. In addition, the workshop will provide participants with skills needed to improve the production and dissemination of MDG indicators, and aims at explaining data differences between national and international figures.

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