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Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems for East Asian Countries

13-11-2017  – 17-11-2017 Hanoi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) organizing a Workshop on the Operation of Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems for East Asian Countries. The workshop will be conducted from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

This workshop is intended to go in depth into the issues of implementing the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, promulgated in 2014. With the view of strengthening technical capacity, the workshop will increase the knowledge of statisticians, civil registration and/or identity management officials and health officials about the revised Handbook on civil registration and vital statistics systems: management, operation and maintenance; and improve their capability in identifying obstacles and challenges for achieving complete coverage of their systems.

The workshop will also provide a forum for exchange of national experiences in evaluating vital statistics and discussing the capacity of participating countries to deliver quality national vital statistics for international compilation and dissemination. Current practices for setting up a holistic framework that encompasses Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems will be reviewed.

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  • María Isabel Cobos Hernandez, Tel.: 1-917-367-3072, E-mail: cobos@un.org

United Nations Regional Workshop on Evaluation and Analysis of Census Data

18-09-2017  – 22-09-2017 Johannesburg

The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Population Fund's East and Southern Africa Regional Office and the United Nations Statistics Division.

The main objective of the training workshop is to improve the capacity of NSOs within the East and Southern Africa region to undertake analysis and evaluation of the quality of census data on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of population, through demographic methods and comparison with other relevant data sources. The workshop will also provide a platform for discussing potential use of census data for generating SDG indicators related to demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of population and data disaggregation by age, sex, geographical location, disability and migration status.

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Technical Seminar on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems

17-07-2017  – 19-07-2017 Manila

The Technical Seminar on Legal Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems will be held on 17-19 July 2017 at the Multi-Function Hall 2 of the Asian Development Bank Headquarters (ADB HQ) located at 6 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International Standards and Contemporary Technologies

29-05-2017  – 01-06-2017 Dar es Salaam

The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics of Tanzania, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.

The main objective of the workshop is to introduce two recently revised international guidelines; the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 3) and the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 2), and the standards, concepts and methods contained therein in order to facilitate national planning and preparations for 2020 round censuses. The workshop will also provide a forum for reviewing national experience in, and document good practices on, the use of contemporary technologies including those for census mapping and data collection.

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United Nations Regional Workshop on the 2020 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: International Standards and Contemporary Technologies

08-05-2017  – 11-05-2017 Lagos

The regional workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in collaboration with the National Population Commission of Nigeria, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.

The main objective of the workshop is to introduce two recently revised international guidelines; the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 3) and the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses (Revision 2), and the standards, concepts and methods contained therein in order to facilitate national planning and preparations for 2020 round censuses. The workshop will also provide a forum for reviewing national experience in, and document good practices on, the use of contemporary technologies including those for census mapping and data collection.

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Expert group meeting on the revision of the Handbook on the management of population and housing censuses

14-12-2015  – 17-12-2015 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the Expert Group Meeting on the Revision of the Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses, to be held in New York, from 14-17 December 2015.

The main objective of the meeting is to review the draft of the revised Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses and to provide further guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that it provides countries with a reference document on the management aspects of carrying out population and housing censuses in the 2020 round of population and housing censuses, as mandated by the ECOSOC resolution on the same topic. The revised Handbook is expected to be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption.

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Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for a vital statistics system, Revision 3, for Caribbean countries

01-12-2015  – 04-12-2015 Port of Spain

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the United Nations Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, for Caribbean Countries, to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 1 to 4 December 2015.

This is the first opportunity for Caribbean national statistical authorities to learn about the latest version of these major methodological guidelines and standards, issued last year. In addition, the workshop will bring together civil registrars and statisticians, thus offering an opportunity for establishing a much closer cooperation at the national level. The workshop is conducted in collaboration with OAS, CARRICOM and Regional ECLAC Office. The previous workshop on the same topic was conducted in 2005, thus providing an opportunity to assess the progress made in improving civil registration and vital statistics along the line of international standards in the ten year period for the fifteen participating Caribbean countries.

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Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for a vital statistics system, Revision 3, for South American countries

09-11-2015  – 12-11-2015 Santiago

The United Nations Statistics Division, in coordination with ECLAC, is conducting the Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Revision 3, for South American Countries, from 9-12 November 2015, Santiago, Chile.

This workshop contributes to the initiatives at the global and regional levels to accelerate improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems. With the view of strengthening technical capacity to contribute to the efforts in improving civil registration and vital statistics systems, the workshop aims to increase the knowledge of government statisticians and civil registration officers about the revised international principles and recommendations for compiling, processing and disseminating vital statistics; and to improve their capability in identifying gaps and challenges in applying international standards to improve their civil registration and vital statistics systems. The workshop will bring together civil registrars and vital statisticians from twelve South American Countries.

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Subregional Workshop on Applying Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System for Implementing the Regional Action Framework for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia

15-09-2015  – 18-09-2015 Istanbul

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the Sub-regional Workshop on Applying Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System for Implementing the Regional Action Framework for Civil registration and Vital Statistics in Asia, from 15-18 September 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey targeting countries in Central Asian region This workshop is organised in cooperation with the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and UNESCAP with the contribution from WHO.

The purpose of the workshop is to present the revised international statistical standards for civil registration and vital statistics and put them in context of the regional initiatives for improving these systems in Asia and the Pacific; provide an opportunity for participating statisticians and civil registrars to exchange national practices and establish channels for exchanging experiences in the regional settings; and present good practical from countries in the sub-region.

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Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for a vital statistics system, Rev. 3

02-12-2014  – 05-12-2014 Addis Ababa

Within the framework of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration Systems, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), is organising a Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 3, for English-speaking African countries. The workshop will be hosted by UN-ECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2 to 5 December, 2014.

The main purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance to countries on the implementation of the new revision of the United Nations recommendations for the collection and compilation of vital statistics at national level through civil registration and other sources such as population censuses, sample surveys, population registers, and health records, at the same time providing full overview of contemporary international statistical standards and requirements. At the same time, it will offer an opportunity to statisticians, on one side, and civil registrars, on the other, to directly interact and exchange experiences and practices using national civil registration and vital statistics systems as a framework.

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United Nations in-house training workshop on evaluation and analysis of census data

01-12-2014  – 12-12-2014 Nay Pyi Taw


Workshop on Revision 3 of the Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses and census data evaluation

19-10-2014  – 23-10-2014 Amman

UNSD will conduct the Workshop on Revision 3 of Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses and Census Data Evaluation, in collaboration with Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, in Amman, Jordan, from 19 to 23 October 2014. The workshop will bring together statisticians from twenty-two countries and representatives of international organizations.

The workshop aims to increase the knowledge of the government statisticians on the revised international principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses; enhance the knowledge of the staff on importance of evaluation of the quality of census data and identification of types of errors in census data through using demographic techniques; and improve their capability in identifying gaps and challenges in applying international standards in conducting population and housing censuses and improving the quality of data collected through the census.

The workshop also aims to provide a platform for participants to share their national experiences and learn from good practices.

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Third regional workshop on production and use of vital statistics: Applying tools and materials available to improve vital statistics

26-05-2014  – 30-05-2014 Daejeon

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), a regional institution of the UNESCAP, and Statistics Korea, the national statistical authority of the Republic of Korea is organizing the Third Regional Workshop on Production and Use of Vital Statistics: Applying Tools and Materials Available to Improve Vital Statistics. The regional workshop will be conducted from 26 to 30 May 2014 in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

With the view to strengthen technical capacity to contribute to the efforts in improving civil registration and vital statistics systems, the workshop aims to increase the knowledge of government statisticians and civil registration officials about the revised international principles and recommendations for compiling, processing and disseminating vital statistics; and improve their capability in identifying gaps and challenges in applying international standards to improve their vital statistics system. The participants of the workshop consist of one statistician and one civil registrar from 14 Asian countries.

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Second expert group meeting on the revision of Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses

29-04-2014  – 02-05-2014 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division is conducting the Second Expert Group Meeting on the Revision of Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses in New York, 29 April - 2 May 2014.

The first meeting took place in November 2013 and resulted in establishing three working groups, each focussing on particular part of the principles and recommendations. The second meeting of the expert group will review the consolidated input and contributions and discuss both general and specific issues and topics, leading to the draft text of revised principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses.

This expert group comprises of over fifty experts from national statistical offices and international and regional organizations.

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United Nations regional seminar on the promotion and utilization of census results and on the revision of the principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses

24-03-2014  – 26-03-2014 Pretoria

UNSD in collaboration with Statistics South Africa, the African Development Bank, UNFPA and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa African Centre for Statistics, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Promotion and Utilization of Census Results and on the revision of the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses.

The objectives of the Regional Seminar is to discuss lessons learnt and share national experience from the 2010 round of population and housing censuses with regard to effective strategies for promoting the dissemination and utilization of census data. The regional seminar will also provide an opportunity to gather the input of African countries towards the revision of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses.

The knowledge shared during the Regional Seminar will enable participating countries to promote utilization of their census data from the 2010 round and to better plan and develop strategies for utilization of data from censuses conducted during the 2020 round.

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Workshop on census evaluation

02-12-2013  – 06-12-2013 Hanoi

UNSD will conduct the Workshop on Census Evaluation, in collaboration with General Statistics Office of Viet Nam, in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from 2 to 6 December 2013. The regional workshop will bring together some fifteen national statisticians from eight Asian countries.

The main purpose of the workshop is to provide the staff of national statistical offices with hands-on training to master indirect demographic techniques necessary for the evaluation of census results. Participants will learn, in particular, the methods to evaluate age-sex structure of population, fertility as well as mortality data obtained from national population and housing censuses. Participants are also expected to establish own professional networks through exchange of experiences and knowledge on census data analyses.

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Expert group meeting on revising the principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses

29-10-2013  – 01-11-2013 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division is organising the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Revising the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses. It will be held fro 29 October - 1 November 2013 in New York. The main purpose of the meeting is to lay down the framework for the revised set of international principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses in the 2020 round censuses, that will take place from 2015 to 2024, The experts will take stock of the experiences in conducting population and housing censuses in the 2010 round and adopt an outline for the revision, as well as distributing specific tasks related to the preparation of the content of the recommendations among themselves. The revised Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses: the 2020 Round will be the major international statistical standard guiding the work on population and housing censuses in 2020 round.

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Conference on the assessment of the 2010 round of population and housing censuses in Africa

29-04-2013  – 01-05-2013 Pretoria

The United Nations Statistics Division will co-organize, with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank, African Union Commission and UNFPA a Conference on Assessment of 2010 Round of Population and Housing Censuses in Africa that will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, 29 April - 1 May 2013. The Conference will aim at taking stock of the population and housing censuses in Africa in the period 2005-2014 and provide a regional input for a global assessment of the census round.

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

Seminar on population and housing census practices of Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) member countries

06-03-2013  – 08-03-2013 Ankara

As part of its programme on the 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme, UNSD will participate in and contribute to the Seminar on Population and Housing Census Practices of the OIC Member Countries. The objective of the Seminar is to discuss lessons learnt and share national experiences in innovations and best practices in census taking for the 2010 round in the Member States of the OIC. The Seminar will also provide a discussion forum for the countries on the likely future of their censuses for the 2020 round and on ways to enhance future cooperation among the Member States in census taking.

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

Workshops on population projections using census data

17-01-2013  – 18-01-2013 Beijing

United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with China National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing an International Workshop on Population Projections using Census Data from 14 to 16 January 2013 in Beijing, China. The workshop aims to strengthen the technical capacity of National Statistical Offices of Asian countries to generate national population projections from census data. Twelve Asian countries are invited to participate in the workshop. The workshop will cover topics including assessing quality of census data; determining appropriate levels of fertility, mortality and migration; techniques on making national population projections. The International Workshop will be followed by a National workshop from 17 to18 January 2013, attended by representatives from provincial-level statistics offices in China. The National Workshop will focus on techniques for making sub-national and sectoral population projections.

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International Workshop on Population Projections using Census Data

14-01-2013  – 16-01-2013 Beijing

United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with China National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing an International Workshop on Population Projections using Census Data from 14 to 16 January 2013 in Beijing, China. The workshop aims to strengthen the technical capacity of National Statistical Offices of Asian countries to generate national population projections from census data. Twelve Asian countries are invited to participate in the workshop. The workshop will cover topics including assessing quality of census data; determining appropriate levels of fertility, mortality and migration; techniques on making national population projections. The International Workshop will be followed by a National workshop from 17 to18 January 2013, attended by representatives from provincial-level statistics offices in China. The National Workshop will focus on techniques for making sub-national and sectoral population projections.

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United Nations regional workshop on CensusInfo for Arabic-speaking countries

03-12-2012  – 06-12-2012 Amman


International seminar on population and housing censuses: beyond the 2010 round

27-11-2012  – 29-11-2012 Seoul

UNSD, in collaboration with Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), is organizing an International Seminar on population and housing censuses which will provide a discussion forum for countries and organizations to share experiences and lessons learnt from censuses conducted during the 2010 round. Discussions will center around 1) emerging methodologies for the census, 2) use of modern technologies during census operations, 3) strategies for managing the cost of the census, 4) demand for and provision of census micro data, and 5) the likely future of census taking.

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United Nations regional workshop on CensusInfo for Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries

26-11-2012  – 30-11-2012 Oranjestad

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United Nations workshop on census data evaluation for English-speaking African countries

12-11-2012  – 16-11-2012 Kampala

The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the technical capacity of the participating countries to evaluate the quality of their census data and identify any errors. Over the course of the workshop, some of the most commonly used techniques for the assessment of data relating to the age and sex structure of the population, fertility, mortality, migration, and socioeconomic characteristics of the population will be covered. In doing so, the workshop aims to draw participants’ attention to the importance of data evaluation as a step in the census process, as well as to provide them a hands-on opportunity to practice the fundamentals of conducting a census evaluation through demographic analysis. The workshop will also provide a forum to discuss national practices and to exchange experiences among the participating countries.


Regional workshop on population projections for English-speaking African Countries

29-10-2012  – 02-11-2012 Pretoria

Within the framework of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses, the United Nations Statistics Division will conduct a Regional Workshop on Population Projections for English Speaking African Countries, in Pretoria, South Africa, from 29 October - 2 November 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to provide training to statisticians from national statistical authorities in Africa in producing projections of population based on census results.

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United Nations workshop on population projections for African countries

10-09-2012  – 14-09-2012 Rabat

UNSD, in collaboration with the the Direction de la Statistique, Haut Commissariat au Plan du Maroc, is organizing a workshop on population projections for French speaking African countries. The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the technical capacity of the participating countries to generate population projections at different geographical levels and sectors. The workshop will also provide the forum to discuss national practices and to exchange experiences and lessons learned among the participating countries. Participants will also learn about available software packages for generating population projections.

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United Nations national workshop on CensusInfo for Cambodia

25-06-2012  – 29-06-2012 Phnom Penh

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Cambodia National Institute of Statistics, the workshop is aimed at training staff at the national statistical office in the full potential of CensusInfo as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop is intended to develop the national CensusInfo application, with accompanying databases and customized features; it will involve fifteen professionals from the NIS. The workshop is part of the series of national training workshops developed by UNSD aiming at developing and putting in place national CensuInfo applications for dissemination of population and housing census statistics using contemporary technology.

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

United Nations workshop for South Asian countries on collection and dissemination of socio-economic data from population and housing censuses

28-05-2012  – 31-05-2012 New Delhi

The United Nations Statistics Division is organizing a Workshop for South Asian countries on Collection and Dissemination of Socio-economic Data from Population and Housing Censuses. The workshop will take place in New Delhi, India from 28 to 31 May 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to present international standards and country practices for conducting population and housing censuses with a focus on recommended core topics and tabulations as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2. The workshop will also offer an opportunity to discuss the use of technological tools and of GIS web-based mapping and spatial analysis in the dissemination of census data as well as of the CensusInfo software as a tool for data dissemination. Lastly, the workshop will also provide a forum for sharing of national practices and experiences regarding determination of census topics and tabulations and also strategies for dissemination of census data.

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United Nations regional workshop on CensusInfo

15-05-2012  – 18-05-2012 Almaty

Organized by DESA’s Statistics Division in collaboration with the Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Regional Workshop on CensusInfo is expected to gather representatives from nine Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region countries. The Regional Workshop will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 15 to 18 May 2012. The purpose of the Regional Workshop is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination of census data as well as highlighting CensusInfo’s potential as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop will demonstrate the various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The workshop sessions will also include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications.

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National CensusInfo Training

14-05-2012  – 18-05-2012 Dushanbe

Organized by DESA’s Statistics Division in collaboration with the Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Regional Workshop on CensusInfo is expected to gather representatives from nine Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region countries. The Regional Workshop will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 15 to 18 May 2012. The purpose of the Regional Workshop is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination of census data as well as highlighting CensusInfo’s potential as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop will demonstrate the various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The workshop sessions will also include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications.

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Kenya national seminar on census data analysis

19-03-2012  – 22-03-2012 Nairobi

The Kenya Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 19 to 22 March 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to further analyze data from the 2009 population and housing census of Kenya on selected topics. The ultimate objective is to promote greater analysis and dissemination of the data collected from the Kenya 2009 census.

The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) population projections at sub-national and sectoral level, (ii) analysis of data on international migration, and (iii) analysis of data on gender issues.

After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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National seminar on census data analysis

12-12-2011  – 14-12-2011 Monrovia

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) will organize a National Seminar on Census Data Analysis in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The purpose of the Seminar is to assist the LISGIS on undertaking in-depth analysis of census data to produce an analytical report on the selected topics. The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) youth and internal migration and (ii) employment and education. During the national seminar, the staff of LISGIS will attend the lectures on the topics of focus and engage in preliminary data analyses of 2008 census data. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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National workshop on CensusInfo

05-12-2011  – 09-12-2011 Kampala

Organized by UNSD in collaboration with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the workshop is designed to demonstrate through in-depth, hands-on experiences, the potential of CensusInfo as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The participants of UBOS will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The sessions will include hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as an introduction in the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database. The objective of the training is to create a first version of a Uganda CensusInfo application including maps and a subset of data/indicators based on data of the 2002 census and earlier censuses if available.

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  • Jan Beise Tel. , Tel.: +1 212 963 4966, E-mail: beise@un.org

Regional workshop on CensusInfo

28-11-2011  – 30-11-2011 New Delhi

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, the Regional Workshop on CensusInfo will take place in New Delhi, India from 28 to 30 November 2011. Representatives of about 20 countries from the Asian region are expected to participate in the workshop. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination of census data as well as highlight CensusInfo’s potential as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The workshop will demonstrate the various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The workshop sessions will also include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications.

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United Nations sub-regional workshop on Census Data evaluation

14-11-2011  – 17-11-2011 Phnom Penh

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Cambodian Institute of Statistics will organize a Workshop on Census Data Evaluation from 14 to 17 November 2011 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This workshop will be organized within the framework of the UN/DESA Development Account project for strengthening the statistical capacity of countries in South-East Asia. The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the technical capacity of the participating countries to identify types of errors in census data and to apply methods of evaluating the quality of census data. Representatives from national statistical offices of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam are invited to the workshop. The workshop will also provide the forum to discuss national practices and to exchange experiences and lessons learned among the participating countries.

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Burkina Faso national seminar on census data analysis

14-11-2011  – 16-11-2011 Ouagadougou

The Burkina Faso National Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 14 to 16 November in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Burkina Faso Institut National de la Statistique et de la Démographie to further analyze data from the 2006 population and housing census of Burkina Faso on selected topics. The ultimate objective is to promote greater analysis and dissemination of the data collected from the 2006 census. The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) population projections at municipal level, (ii) analysis of data on migration, and (iii) analysis of data on educational characteristics. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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Cameroon national CensusInfo training

03-10-2011  – 07-10-2011 Yaoundé

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with Central Bureau of the Census and Population Studies (BUCREP). This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software The sessions also includes hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.


Kenya national CensusInfo training

26-09-2011  – 30-09-2011 Nairobi

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software The sessions also includes hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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United Nations regional seminar on census data archiving

20-09-2011  – 23-09-2011 Addis Ababa

UNSD, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Census Data Archiving. The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing of national practices and experiences in archiving census data. It will provide a basis for assessing existing national archiving strategies and technologies used, as well as for identifying good practices and lessons learned in census data archiving. The Seminar will review major issues in archiving census data with a view to identifying challenges as well as considerations for formulating and implementing an effective national archiving plan.

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Workshop on national adaption of CensusInfo

19-09-2011  – 23-09-2011 Colombo

The workshop is intended to develop the capacity of the Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka to adapt CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The training participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The sessions will include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as an introduction to the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database.

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Mexico national CensusInfo training

18-07-2011  – 22-07-2011 Aguascalientes

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with INEGI Mexico. This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software The sessions also includes hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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Expert group meeting on international standards for civil registration and vital statistics

27-06-2011  – 30-06-2011 New York

The meeting will review the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 2, which was published in 2001 by the United Nations (UN publication, Sales No. E.01.XVII.10). The essential standard the above mentioned Principles and Recommendations promulgates - generating accurate, reliable and regular vital statistics from civil registration system - remains unchanged and valid. However, over the past 10 years several issues emerged that might require revisions and updates of the principles and recommendations, such as the increasing use of population registers as source of vital statistics, advances in modern technologies that have helped some countries in accelerating the improvement of their civil registration and vital statistics systems, and the development of statistical systems in countries.

The Meeting will (1) review the Principles and Recommendationsfor updates and elaborations and (2) propose an outline for the next revision of the Recommendations.

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Regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis for Latin American countries

31-05-2011  – 03-06-2011 Santiago

The Regional Seminar, which is being organized by UNSD in collaboration with ECLAC and UNFPA, will provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users as well as review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data.

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Regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis for Arabic-speaking countries

16-05-2011  – 19-05-2011 Amman

UNSD, in collaboration with the Jordan Department of Statistics and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis.

The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The Seminar will also aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data.

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Indonesia national CensusInfo training

14-03-2011  – 18-03-2011 Jakarta

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with BPS Indonesia. This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software. The sessions also include hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.


Seminar on the in-depth analysis of Ethiopia's 2007 population and housing census

14-03-2011  – 18-03-2011 Addis Ababa

In many countries, the voluminous data collected through censuses is only partially analysed and disseminated, and often late, resulting in its underutilization. To address this challenge, UNSD in collaboration with the Italian Government has initiated a project to strengthen national capacity to analyse, present and disseminate census data in selected developing countries, Ethiopia being one. Based on a needs assessment mission launched by UNSD, the Central Statistical Authority (CSA) of Ethiopia has identified four areas for in-depth analysis: Fertility, mortality, housing, and the situation of the elderly. The national seminar is preparatory work for the preparation of monographs on the identified topics and in the process build capacity among CSA’s census analyses teams tasked with the preparation of analytical reports through on-the-job knowledge transfer. The final outputs are expected to be useful for effective development planning and monitoring population and socio-economic trends.

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Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: census editing, for countries in the Caribbean Region

06-12-2010  – 11-12-2010 St. John's

UNSD, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat, is organizing a Regional Workshop for countries in the region on census editing in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The purpose of the workshop is to develop capacities of CARICOM national statistical offices (NSOs) with the techniques and procedures used in editing population and housing census data. The Workshop will cover elements of edit specifications and implementing the specifications in CSPro. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census editing. The workshop will be very hands-on, using the common core census questionnaire shared by many CARICOM member countries and sample data from some countries. Participants will be trained well enough to implement standard census edits at the workshop and be able to customize them after they return home.

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Malawi national CensusInfo training

29-11-2010  – 03-12-2010 Zomba

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with the National Statistical Office, Malawi. This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software. The sessions also include hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: Census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for Arabic-speaking countries

21-11-2010  – 24-11-2010 Amman

UNSD, in collaboration with the Jordan Department of Statistics and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, is organizing a Workshop on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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CensusInfo user application training workshop

11-10-2010  – 13-10-2010 Cairo

CensusInfo User Application Training Workshop was conducted at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in Cairo, Egypt, from 11 to 13 September 2010. The purpose of the three-day workshop was to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo in their work and research. The training was aimed at researchers, census experts and other staff of related sections of the CAPMAS. Twenty-eight participants attended.

The workshop comprised the following sessions: (1) Searching data, (2) Presenting data: Tables, Graphs and Maps, (3) Using Gallery, (4) Presenting data using Reports, (5) Compute indicators using CensusInfo database, (6) Using advance presentation objects, (7) Group work. Each session included a demonstration on CensusInfo feature and hands-on exercise for specific research subject.


United Nations regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis

05-10-2010  – 08-10-2010 Bangkok

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), is organizing the Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The Seminar 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 census data users. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants will contribute towards the drafting of an international guideline for effective dissemination and utilization of census data.

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United Nations national advanced training Workshop on CensusInfo

20-09-2010  – 23-09-2010 Cairo

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is organizing a national advanced training on CensusInfo in Egypt from 20 to 23 September 2010.

The purpose of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of CAPMAS staff to use CensusInfo software as a tool for disseminating population and housing census results. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises based on the 2008 census results of Egypt. Participants will learn how to customise CensusInfo software according to national requirements in order to finalise the national application of CensusInfo which was drafted during the basic training held in Cairo from 2-6 May 2010.

More information about the CensusInfo software is available at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/sources/census/2010_PHC/CensusInfo/index.htm

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United Nations regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis

14-09-2010  – 17-09-2010 Nairobi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing the Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The Seminar 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 census data users. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants will contribute towards the drafting of an international guideline for effective dissemination and utilization of census data.

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Malawi national seminar on census data analysis

19-07-2010  – 22-07-2010 Blantyre

The Malawi National Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 19 to 22 July in Malawi. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Malawi National Statistical Office in collaboration with the University of Malawi Population Studies Centre, to further collaborate on the analysis of data from the 2008 census of Malawi on selected topics. The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) fertility and nuptiality from a gender perspective; (ii) fertility indices based on data from the 2008 census; (iii) measures of nuptiality based on data from the 2008 census: and (iv) and use of the CensusInfo software for data presentation and dissemination. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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Egypt national seminar on census data analysis

17-05-2010  – 19-05-2010 Cairo

Egypt National Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 17 to 19 May in Cairo, Egypt. The main objective of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in collaboration with the Cairo Demographic Center and Cairo University, to further collaborate on the analysis of data from the 2006 census Egypt on selected topics. The seminar will cover an overview of calculation of the wealth index; gender analysis; and use of the CensusInfo software for data presentation and dissemination. After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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

Egypt National CensusInfo Training

02-05-2010  – 06-05-2010 Cairo

A national CensusInfo training was conducted at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in Cairo, Egypt, from 2 to 6 May 2010. This national training was intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. The participating CAPMAS staff learnt various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The sessions also included hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as in introduction in the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database. The participants created a first version of an Egypt CensusInfo application including maps and a subset of data/indicators based on the 2006 Census in Egypt.

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Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: Census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for French-speaking African countries

07-12-2009  – 11-12-2009 Tunis

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics of Tunisia, is organizing a Regional Workshop on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from 7-11 December 2009 in Tunis, Tunisia. The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover demographic methods of census evaluation and elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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  • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

United Nations CensusInfo regional workshop

30-11-2009  – 04-12-2009 Bamako

The United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, has developed a free software package, CensusInfo, to help countries disseminate census data on CD-ROM and on the web. CensusInfo was officially launched at the 40th session of the Statistical Commission in February 2009 and is available on-line. The overall purpose of the UNSD Workshop, to be held in Bamako (Mali), is to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises. The sessions include designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including data exchange to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes. The workshop will be conducted in French in AFRISTAT facilities in Bamako, Mali, from 30 November to 4 December 2009, and attended by French-speaking countries from Africa.

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United Nations CensusInfo regional workshop

10-11-2009  – 13-11-2009 Maputo

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Estatística of Mozambique, is organizing a Regional Workshop on CensusInfo in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from 10-13 November 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique.

The United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, has developed a free software package, CensusInfo to help countries disseminate census data on CD-ROM and on the web. CensusInfo offers specific functionalities to enhance census data dissemination, including a user-friendly interface, template reports for presentation of data at any geographical level, as well as graphing and mapping facilities. CensusInfo can be customized, in terms of the graphical layout, the list of statistics/indicators and geographical levels for data presentation. CensusInfo was officially launched at the 40th session of the Statistical Commission in February 2009 and is available on-line.

The overall purpose of the Workshop is to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises. The sessions include designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including data exchange to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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Regional Workshop on CensusInfo

12-10-2009  – 15-10-2009 Georgetown

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat, is organizing a Regional Workshop on CensusInfo in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses. The Workshop will take place from 12-15 October 2009 in Georgetown, Guyana.

The United Nations Statistics Division, in partnership with UNICEF and UNFPA, has developed a free software package, CensusInfo to help countries disseminate census data on CD-ROM and on the web. CensusInfo offers specific functionalities to enhance census data dissemination, including a user-friendly interface, template reports for presentation of data at any geographical level, as well as graphing and mapping facilities. CensusInfo can be customized, in terms of the graphical layout, the list of statistics/indicators and geographical levels for data presentation. CensusInfo was officially launched at the 40th session of the Statistical Commission in February 2009 and is available on-line.

The overall purpose of the Workshop is to develop participants’ capacities to use CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The workshop has been designed using an outcome-based training methodology consisting of a series of demonstrations followed by practical exercises. The sessions include designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including data exchange to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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  • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for English-speaking African countries

14-09-2009  – 18-09-2009 Addis Ababa

UNSD, in collaboration with the UNECA, is organizing a Regional Workshop for English speaking African countries on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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  • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for Latin American countries

03-08-2009  – 07-08-2009 Asunción

The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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  • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

Regional workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: international standards, contemporary technologies for census mapping and data processing

08-12-2008  – 12-12-2008 Minsk

The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for conducting population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use in census mapping activities and data capture. More specifically, the Workshop will cover: (1) the revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics and tabulations as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2 and the Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing; (2) international recommendations on census planning and management; (3) new approaches in census geography, including the use of Geographical Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems in census mapping; data collection and dissemination; (4) technologies for census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), Internet data collection, use of handheld devices for data collection; (5) discuss the process stages for data capture; and (6) present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

Workshop on the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics in SADC region

01-12-2008  – 05-12-2008 Blantyre

Within the framework of the project “Strengthening statistical capacity-building in support of progress towards the Internationally Agreed Development Goals in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region”, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), is organizing a Workshop on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics. The workshop will be hosted by the National Statistical Office of Malawi in Blantyre, Malawi from 1 to 5 December, 2008. The purpose of the workshop is to: (a) provide training to SADC countries on the implementation of the United Nations guidelines and international standards on civil registration and vital statistics in terms of concepts, definitions, data collection methods and compilation; (b) assess the current status of the civil registration and vital statistics system in SADC countries and identify gaps to be filled; and (c) review national capacities to produce and provide national vital statistics to UNSD through the Demographic Yearbook questionnaire. The workshop places a special emphasis on assessing the functioning and efficiency of the exchange of information between data sources (civil registration) and producers (national statistical authorities) of vital statistics.

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UNSD-UNECLAC regional workshop on census cartography for the 2010 Latin America's census round

24-11-2008  – 27-11-2008 Santiago

The purpose of the Workshop is to highlight the significant additional capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other geospatial technologies in census mapping activities, including preparation of enumeration, enumeration operations, advanced analysis and dissemination of census data, and how to successfully implement and use these technologies. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) introduce the definition of national census geography, including criteria and process of enumeration area (EA) delineation, and coding of geographic areas; (2) present an overview on the different stages in the EA-database development, and on GIS-based data analysis and dissemination; (3) focus on the integration of fieldwork in using satellite/aerial imagery and GPS (4) facilitate a dialogue among participants from Member countries on census mapping with GIS, experiences and practices, with a focus on institutional, organizational, financial, capacity building and implementation issues. The first part of the Workshop will be dedicated to a review of the international recommendations on contemporary practices in census cartography and use of (GIS), as well as the new revised “Handbook on Geospatial infrastructure in support of Census Activities”.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

United Nations regional workshop on census data processing: contemporary technologies for census data capture and data editing

03-11-2008  – 07-11-2008 Bamako

The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the management and planning of the census, including outsourcing issues; (3) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), (4) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (5) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; and (6) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing. The workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

UNSD-ESCAP Regional workshop on census data processing: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing, documentation and archiving

15-09-2008  – 19-09-2008 Bangkok

The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), Internet data collection, use of handheld devices for data collection, (3) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (4) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; (5) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing; and (6) Present international standards for data documentation and archiving and corresponding tools. The workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

Regional workshop on census data processing: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing

09-06-2008  – 13-06-2008 Dar es Salaam

The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the management and planning of the census, including outsourcing issues; (3) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), (4) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (5) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; and (6) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing. The workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

UNSD-ESCWA regional workshop on census data processing in the ESCWA region: contemporary technologies for data capture, methodology and practice of data editing

18-05-2008  – 22-05-2008 Doha

The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for processing population and housing censuses and to highlight the significant additional capabilities of contemporary technologies and their use for census data capture and data editing. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1) Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the management and planning of the census, including outsourcing issues; (3) Present and discuss contemporary technologies in census data capture, including the use of Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), Optical Character Recognition/Intelligent Character Recognition (OCR/ICR), Internet data collection, use of handheld devices for data collection, (4) Discuss the process stages for data capture, (5) Present an overview of major commercial suppliers for data capture; and (6) Present the principles and practices for census data coding and data editing. The workshop will also offer the opportunity to the participants to present the experience of their countries in census data processing.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

United Nations expert group meeting to review the draft handbook on geographic databases and census mapping

07-04-2008  – 10-04-2008 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an expert group meeting to review the draft Handbook on Geographic Databases and Census Mapping. The Handbook provides detailed technical and operational guidance on the recent developments in technology, methods and standardization related to geographic information and census mapping, which have been reflected in the recently adopted Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2, and draws on the experiences of countries in using geospatial technologies with census mapping operations.

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Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: international standards, contemporary technologies and regional cooperation

04-02-2008  – 08-02-2008 Noumea

The purpose of the Workshop is to present international standards for conducting population and housing censuses. It will provide an opportunity for exploring ways of strengthening regional cooperation in establishing joint ventures during various stages of population and housing censuses in the Pacific region. The workshop will also cover the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for census and survey data capture, and Geographical Information System (GIS) and other geospatial technologies in census mapping activities. More specifically, the Workshop will: (1)Present revised international standards for conducting population and housing censuses, focusing on recommended core topics as identified in the United Nations Principles and Recommendations Revision 2; (2) Discuss ways of improving the capacity of national statistical offices to implement the revised Principles and Recommendations by reviewing a proposed Pacific Islands model census questionnaire and possibilities for its coordinated implementation ; (3) Present and discuss new approaches in census geography, including the use of Geographical Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems in census mapping, data collection and dissemination, and disaster management and explore the use of optical character recognition solutions (OCR) for census and survey data capture in the SPC region.

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  • Jean Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Workshop on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the UNESCWA Region

03-12-2007  – 06-12-2007 Cairo


Programme mondial de 2010 concernant les recensements de la population et de l’habitat: Atelier sub-régional sur l’organisation et la cartographie des recensements

12-11-2007  – 16-11-2007 Rabat

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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Measuring the Economically Active Population in Censuses

05-11-2007  – 09-11-2007 New York

The objective of the meeting was to review the draft Handbook on Measuring the Economically Active Population in Censuses. This is one of several handbooks being produced to support the activities of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses. The draft Handbook is an update of a technical report entitled Collection of Economic Characteristics in Population Censuses, which was prepared jointly by UNSD and ILO in 2002. The Handbook takes into account recent developments in the concepts, methods and classifications related to the measurement and characterization of the economically active population, as reflected in the Principles and Recommendations for the Population and Housing Census, Revision 21 adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in February 2007.


2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Sub-regional Workshop on Census Management and Mapping with GIS

22-10-2007  – 26-10-2007 Port-of-Spain


2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Workshop on Census Cartography and Management

15-10-2007  – 19-10-2007 Bangkok


2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses: Sub-regional Workshop on Census Cartography and Management

08-10-2007  – 12-10-2007 Lusaka


United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the Use of Censuses and Surveys to Measure International Migration

24-09-2007  – 28-09-2007 New York

While the demand for policy-relevant statistics on international migration is increasing, national governments and international bodies are unable to provide the comprehensive assessment needed, mainly because the sources of these data are not sufficiently developed. A recent expert group meeting on measuring international migration convened by the United Nations Statistics Division in New York in December 2006 identified priority areas for improving international migration statistics. The current expert group will address two of them: (a) providing guidance and technical support on the use of censuses and sample surveys, taking into account the preparations already ongoing for the 2010 round of population censuses, to measure aspects of international migration, and (b) developing a handbook focusing on core variables and using case studies to clarify how various sources can be used and/or combined to measure international migration.


United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Contemporary Practices in Census Mapping and Use of Geographical Information Systems

29-05-2007  – 01-06-2007 New York

The purpose of the meeting is to critically review contemporary frameworks and different approaches to census mapping and the capabilities offered by advanced technologies (Geographical Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Remote Sensing, Internet, etc.) to support census mapping operations. The meeting will also cover possible institutional, organizational and technological challenges. Sessions will focus on detailed discussion related to 1) Geo-coding: concepts and approaches to related data collection; 2) Use of Global Positioning System and geospatial technologies and digital delineation of enumeration areas; 3) Geographic databases, spatial analysis and data dissemination and 4) Organizational and institutional issues.


Measuring international migration: concepts and methods

04-12-2006  – 07-12-2006 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division seeks through this expert group meeting to assess requirements for international migration statistics in response to policy interest and the challenges faced by national statistical systems in measuring international migration flows and stock. The meeting will review national practices in the compilation of migration statistics and identify difficulties associated with the recommended concepts and definitions. It will explore ways to foster cooperation between policy machineries of governments and their data collection agencies, and develop a plan for the improvement of migration statistics. The outcome will help determine the scope and content of a handbook on statistics of international migration to be prepared by UNSD.

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Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses (for French-speaking African countries)

06-11-2006  – 09-11-2006 Bamako

The United Nations Statistics Division is planning two back-to-back workshops on the Implementation of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2 for English speaking African countries in Maputo, Mozambique, 30 October - 2 November 2006 and for French speaking African countries in Bamako, Mali, 6-9 November 2006. These workshops are designed to reach three major goals: (a) introduce the revised set of principles and recommendations, including the recommended tabulations as a new international standard; (b) provide an opportunity for participants to discuss these standards and to assess their feasibility and implementation in national census practices, and (c) through national reports prepared for these workshops, produce a list of the most pressing issues that national authorities are facing in preparing and conducting population and housing censuses. This list, in turn, will allow UNSD the planning of future inter-regional, regional and sub-regional activities as part of the implementation of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses.

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Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses

30-10-2006  – 02-11-2006 Maputo

The United Nations Statistics Division is planning two back-to-back workshops on the Implementation of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2 for English speaking African countries in Maputo, Mozambique, 30 October - 2 November 2006 and for French speaking African countries in Bamako, Mali, 6-9 November 2006. These workshops are designed to reach three major goals: (a) introduce the revised set of principles and recommendations, including the recommended tabulations as a new international standard; (b) provide an opportunity for participants to discuss these standards and to assess their feasibility and implementation in national census practices, and (c) through national reports prepared for these workshops, produce a list of the most pressing issues that national authorities are facing in preparing and conducting population and housing censuses. This list, in turn, will allow UNSD the planning of future inter-regional, regional and sub-regional activities as part of the implementation of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses.

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ASEAN meeting on 2010 population and housing censuses

31-07-2006  – 02-08-2006 Siem Reap

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the revised United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, specifically to (1) present in details the new and revised international standards related to conducting a population and housing census; (2) critically review the process of selection of census topics and relevant questions for participating countries planning their censuses and for producing internationally required outputs, and (3) to discuss national preparations to conduct a census as per United Nations recommendations. The meeting will also address ways of instituting and fostering regional cooperation in ASEAN countries in conducting population and housing censuses.

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Expert group meeting on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses

10-07-2006  – 14-07-2006 New York

In implementing the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses, the United Nations Statistics Division is organizing the 2006 Expert Group Meeting on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses in New York, from 10-14 July 2006. This meeting will bring together over 45 experts from all regions with one goal: to review and adopt the revised set of international standards for population and housing censuses as presented in the draft Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2.

This proposed revision on the major international standards and guidelines is a result of broad consultations and contributions from over 100 national experts through UNSD developed and maintained mechanisms and is also taking into consideration regional guidelines, where they were available. The proposed changes refer to introducing 40 recommended census tabulations that each country or area would be called to generate at least once in the period 2005-2014 at the smallest geographical level; new definition and concept of usual residence; several new core topics, such as those related to mortality and the availability of information and communication technology devices in the household; it also presents new approaches to census-taking and the importance of Geographical Information Systems for collecting and disseminating census results.

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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Housing Censuses

05-06-2006  – 08-06-2006 New York

The Expert Group Meeting on Principles and Recommendations for Housing Censuses will: (a) discuss, in detail, proposed changes to the text of the current Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses pertaining to housing censuses, (b) identify and elaborate on issues that are not adequately covered in the current version of the Principles and Recommendations, and finally (c) adopt the draft text of the housing census recommendations for submission to the Expert Group Meeting to be held in July 2006.

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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses

22-08-2005  – 26-08-2005 New York

The purpose of this Expert Group Meeting was to fulfill the mandate given by the United Nations Statistics Commission at its 36th session, in March 2005, in regard to updating and revising the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses. The Expert Group Meeting had three major objectives: (i) To set the general outline of the revised set of the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses; (ii) To agree on the timeframe, the division of responsibilities and the organizational framework in regard to drafting the text of the Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2; (iii) To identify topics that need to be taken into consideration for inclusion and elaboration, as well as emphasizing the output oriented approach to censuses by agreeing on a set of tabulations that need to be produced for the smallest geographical area.


Expert group meeting to review critical issues relevant to the planning of the 2010 Round of population and housing censuses

15-09-2004  – 17-09-2004 New York

At its 35th session, the Statistical Commission recommended that an international expert group be formed to focus on critical issues related to planning the next round of population and housing censuses. Recognizing that the United Nations Statistics Division decennial census programme cannot cover all emerging topics, the Commission has asked the expert group to set priorities at its first meeting.

The purpose of the expert group meeting, therefore, is to set priorities and propose concrete outputs for the development of the 2010 World Population and Housing census Programme. Specifically the meeting will have before it relevant sections of the report of the 35th session of the Statistical Commission (see E/2004/24, chap. II. B, para. 2) as well as the draft resolution on the 2010 census round that will be submitted by the Census Symposium to the Statistical Commission at its 36th session. As the first in a series of meetings, the expert group will also establish terms of reference outlining its mandate in relation to the above mentioned Programme.


United Nations symposium on population and housing censuses

13-09-2004  – 14-09-2004 New York

The purpose of this Symposium is to set priorities for the upcoming decade round of population and housing censuses in light of the experience from the previous census decade. Specifically the Symposium will provide inputs for the drafting of a resolution requested by the Statistical Commission at its 35th session, calling on the Secretary-General to proceed with the development of a 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme.


United Nations regional workshop on improving statistics on fertility

14-06-2004  – 18-06-2004 Accra

The purpose of this workshop is to review procedures for obtaining fertility and mortality statistics by maximizing the use of multiple data sources and propose strategies for improving civil registration in the region. The workshop will also review national approaches to the collection of disability statistics. In addition, the meeting will explore ways of increasing the utilization of fertility, mortality and disability statistics at national and international levels. In this regard, the Demographic Yearbook system of collection and dissemination of these statistics will be considered.

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Expert group meeting to review the United Nations Demographic yearbook system

10-11-2003  – 14-11-2003 New York

The purpose of the Expert Group Meeting is to review the Demographic Yearbook system of data collection and dissemination and propose strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the system and strengthen its outreach programme.


Réunion d'Experts sur l'Amélioration des Statistiques de Fécondité et de Mortalité en Afrique Francophone

22-09-2003  – 26-09-2003 Yaounde

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Workshop on Improving the Compilation of International Migration Statistics

15-09-2003  – 17-09-2003 Geneva

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Workshop on Census Management for ESCWA Countries

12-07-2003  – 23-07-2003 Sana'a

The United Nations Workshop on Census Management for ESCWA Countries was coorganized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and hosted by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of the Republic of Yemen. The workshop was conducted during the period 12 – 23 July 2003 and had the following objectives: to train participants on census management to successfully conduct population censuses as part of statistical capacity building in the ESCWA region; and, to exchange experience among countries that had already conducted their censuses and countries that are in the process of planning and conducting their population and housing censuses. Training was based on the United Nations Handbook on Census Management for Population and Housing Censuses.

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Meeting on a Core Set of Census Topics for ESCWA Countries

08-06-2002  – 12-06-2002 Cairo

The objectives of the meeting can be summarized as follows: - To agree on a basic core set of census topics to be used by the countries in the ESCWA region; - To harmonize concepts and definitions of the census topics and to develop a regional manual for field work; - To establish networks among the ESCWA countries so that common problems related to census taking could be solved within the region and in a better cost-effective way; and, - To encourage the exchange of experiences in census taking among the countries of the ESWCA region.

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Meeting on Disability Measurement for ESCWA Countries

01-06-2002  – 05-06-2002 Cairo

The objectives of the meeting were: • To agree on a regional common approach to collect data on disability from censuses • To initiate a dialogue in the region between census managers and users of disability statistics on how best a census can be utilized to collect data on persons with disabilities • To introduce countries to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and discuss its use as a conceptual framework for collecting census data on disability • To introduce the countries of the region to the work of the City Group on Disability Statistics.

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United Nations Workshop on Disability Statistics for Africa

10-09-2001  – 14-09-2001 Kampala

The overall objective of the Workshop was to strengthen national capabilities to produce, disseminate and use data on disability for policy development and implementation. To achieve this objective, the Workshop brought together producers and users of disability statistics to promote understanding of data collection issues and how to specify the required data for policy formulation. The specific objectives of the Workshop were to: 1. Initiate a dialogue between producers and users of disability statistics in the countries and the region; 2. Enable the exchange of information and experiences of the participating countries and/or organizations; 3. Review methodologies and instruments used in other countries to measure disability; 4. Discuss the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as the conceptual framework for collecting and classifying data on disability; 5. Provide guidance on planning for the collection and utilization of policy relevant data on persons with disabilities.

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Symposium on population and housing censuses

07-08-2001  – 10-08-2001 New York

The Symposium on Global Review of the 2000 Round of Population and Housing Censuses addressed the question: “When and under what circumstances do censuses succeed?” The Symposium addressed the issues and problems that emerged in the current census round (1995-2004) and discussed modalities countries have adopted to overcome some of the challenges faced by the countries in implementing the census programme. Some of these experiences may serve to guide census planning by countries that will conduct censuses during the next round (2005-2014).

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Training programme on civil registration and vital statistics systems

06-11-2000  – 10-11-2000 Santiago

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Workshop to Train Trainers on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, (ESCAP)

13-09-1999  – 24-09-1999 Bangkok


African workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems

04-12-1995  – 08-12-1995 Rabat


African workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems

05-12-1994  – 09-12-1994 Addis Ababa

The African Workshop on Strategies for Accelerating 'the Implementation of Civil Registration and vi tal statistics Systems is the fourth of the series. It is jointly organized by UNSTAT and the Economic Commission for Africa. The main purposes of the Workshop were: (a) to discuss ways and means of promoting the awareness of national vital statistics and civil registration systems in each participating country; (b) to assess the adequacy of national registration and vi tal statistics processes, coverage and reliability: and (cl to, suggest strategies for the, improvement of vital statistics and civil registration systems in the participating countries.

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East and Sourth Asian workshop on gtrategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics system

29-11-1993  – 03-12-1993 Beijing

The objective of the workshop was to improve and speed up the registration of vital events, primarily births and deaths, in order to enhance quality and security and minimize double registrations, delayed registrations, omissions, counterfeiting or alteration without legal consent, all of which have serious effects on the reliability of the registration records.

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West Asia workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems

20-06-1993  – 24-06-1993 Damascus

In order to encourage and assist countries to carry out improvements in their civil registration and vital statistics systems, an International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of vital statistics and civil Registration Systems was developed jointly by the united Nations statistical Division, the United Nations Population Fund, the World Health Organization and the International Institute for Vital Registration and statistics. The Programme was endorsed by the united Nations statistical Commission at its Twenty-sixth session held in New York in February 1991.

The Western Asia Workshop on strategies for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems is the second of a series and was carried out in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic from 20 to 24 June 1993. It was organized by the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSTAT) in close cooperation and collaboration with the united Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The United Nations Population Fund provided financial support for the workshop which was supplemented by funds from ESCWA. The workshop was hosted by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic under the auspices of the Prime Minister's Office. The Central Bureau of statistics and the Ministry of Interior of Syria have assumed the responsibility jointly with UNSTAT and ESCWA for the implementation of the workshop.

The main objectives of the western Asia Workshop were: (a) To assess the adequacy of national civil registration and vital statistics processes coverage and reliability ; (b) To suggest strategies for the improvement of civil registration and vital statist.ics in the participating countries; (c) To discuss ways and means of promoting the awareness of national civil registration and vital statistics systems in each participating country.

To that end, the workshop discussed the following: (a) Current status of the national civil registration and vital statistics systems in each participating country, including the existing technical facilities, resources and the problems encountered to operate these systems on a daily basis. (b) The role of vital statistics and civil registration systems in participating countries for various uses and applications; (c) strategies for solving the problems of the systems on a one by one approach in order to promote their development and improvement, bearing in mind the availability of modern technology; (d) The elements required for a national programme of activities, in the short and medium term, for subnational improvement of the system, with the priority objective of increasing the coverage in the registration of vital events. (e) The forms of technical cooperation between international, regional and non governmental agencies in support of the national plan of action to improve the systems.

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Symposium on Global Review of 2000 Round of Population and Housing Censuses: Mid-Decade Assessment and Future Prospects

07-08-2001  – 10-08-2001 New York

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Latin American workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics system

02-12-1991  – 06-12-1991 Buenos Aires

The United Narions Statistical Commission, at its twenty-sixth session (4-13 February 1991), welcomed and gave its full support to the International Programme for Acceleating the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration Systems, prepared jointly by the United Nations Statistical Office, the World Health Organization, the United Nations population Fund and the International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics.

Among other activities proposed in the Programme, the Statistical Commission approved the suggestion that specialized workshops should be conducted in Latin America, Africa and other regions, under its auspices, and urged the United Nations Statistical Office and the other agencies sponsoring the Programme to implement those workshops as soon as possible.

The main objectives of the Workshop were: (i) to discuss ways and means for promoting the knowledge of vital-statistics and civil-registration systems in the invited countries; (ii) to evaluate the present situation of the systems i n each country, including the adaptation of registration procedures and ~he stages of processing of the statistics obtained; and (iii) to suggest the maln components of the national plans of action for the improvement of the systems ln the participating countries.

To that end, the Workshop discussed the following: (a) Diagnosis of the national vital-statistics and civil-registration systems in each country, including technical facilities, resources and the problems encountered in actions designed to improve the systems; (b) The role of the vital-statistics and civil-registrations systems in each country for various uses and application; (c) strategies for solving the problems of the systems in order to promote their development , bearing in mind the availability of modern technology; (d) The elements required for a national programme of activities, in the short and medium term, for substantial improvement of the system, with the priority objective of increasing the coverage in the registration of vital facts; (e) The forms of technical cooperation between international, regional and non-governmental agencies in support of the national plans of action for improving the systems.

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