High Level Forum on Official Statistics
Working together to measure progress towards the SDGs
- Monday, 6 MAR 2017
- 3:00 - 6:00pm
- Conference Room 4
Meeting organized by UNSD
The High Level Forum on Official Statistics will take place on Monday, 6 March 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00pm and the theme of this year's forum is Working together to measure progress towards the SDGs.
The forum will focus on the importance of cooperation between all members of the international statistical system based on common principles. It will discuss how the compilation, validation and transmission of data for SDG monitoring can be further improved, taking into account national ownership of data and the need for internationally comparable data.
The Forum will consist of two sessions - the first will focus on the role of the global statistical system in reporting on the progress towards the agenda, while the second will focus on specific issues that surround the transmission of data from the national to the global level. Both sessions will include panellists from national statistical offices and international and regional organizations.
Session 1 - Global Reporting on the 2030 Agenda
- Moderator: Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales National Statistician, Philippines
Mr. Dieter Sarreither, President, Federal Statistical Office, Germany
Mr. Aboubacar Sedikh Beye, Director General, National Agency of Statistics and Demography, Senegal
Mr. Pietro Gennari, Director, Statistics Division, FAO
Ms. Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Ms. Martine Durand, Chief Statistician, Statistics Directorate, OECD
Session 2 - Cooperation and coordination between the UN Statistical System and National Statistical Systems to monitor and report on progress of the 2030 Agenda
- Moderator: Ms. Francesca Perucci, Assistant Director, United Nations Statistics Division
Mr. Julio Santaella, President, National Institute of Statistics and Demography, Mexico
Ms. Ola Awad, President, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Ms. Nancy Potok, Chief Statistician, United States of America
Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director, African Centre for Statistics, UNECA
Mr. Atilla Hancioglu, Chief, Data Collection Unit, UNICEF
Mr. David O`Connor, Permanent Observer of IUCN to the United Nations