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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.

    Proposed Agenda

  1. Session 1 - Global Reporting on the 2030 Agenda

  2. Moderator: Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales National Statistician, Philippines

  3. Panellists:
    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

  4. Session 2 - Cooperation and coordination between the UN Statistical System and National Statistical Systems to monitor and report on progress of the 2030 Agenda

  5. Moderator: Ms. Francesca Perucci, Assistant Director, United Nations Statistics Division

  6. Panellists:
    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

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