United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Project for the Regional Advancement of Statistics in the Caribbean (PRASC)
Barbados Statistical Services
With the support of:
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
The Caribbean Conference is part of a series of regional conferences on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the outcome of the High-Level Global Conference organized by UNSD and Eurostat in January 2015 in New York and the recognition by the 46th and 47th sessions of the UN Statistical Commission of the emerging demands for high-quality statistics and the need for modernization of national, regional and international statistical systems. The Conference aims at taking stock of various international, regional, and national initiatives for integrating and modernizing statistical systems, and shaping the initiative for a Transformative Agenda to the CARICOM region’s context.
The Conference is targeting heads of national statistical offices, chief statisticians of international and regional organizations, multilateral and bilateral partners, and other stakeholders.
The Conference will be organized in four substantive sessions covering the 5 thematic areas of the Transformative Agenda. It is expected Caribbean countries (CARICOM member states and associate members) to steer this event for which substantial time will be assigned to group discussions and plenary interventions.
Facilitator: Ms. Gatlin Roberts, Statistical Office, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Facilitator: Ms. Carol Coy, Director-General, Statistical Institute of Jamaica
Presentation of the CARICOM Action Plan for the Improvement of Statistics