Guidelines for submission of written statements:
Due to the virtual nature of the session and the limited time of the meetings, Member States and entities encouraged to submit written statements starting 19 January 2021.
Written statements provide an opportunity for delegations to contribute to the substantive discussion on the agenda items of the 52nd session. The official documents contain "Action to be taken by the Statistical Commission" which the Commission is invited to discuss. Written statements are expected to address these points raised but might include more general statements the topic. However, the written statements should avoid detailed expositions of methodology or the reporting of routine activities and national practices.
A standard form for completing written statements for each of the substantive agenda items can be downloaded as a Word document below under each agenda item.
Written statements may be submitted by the following:
Member States: by the Head of Delegation, Representative or Designated official (as provided in formal notification to the Secretariat) or Permanent Missions to the UN in New York;
Agencies: by the Head of Delegation, Representative or Designated official (as provided in formal notification to the Secretariat).
Once completed, delegates are invited to submit statements, preferably as a pdf file, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
All submitted statements will be uploaded in pdf format and available from the agenda item links below. They will be available in the language received, as soon as feasible after receipt (except over weekends). The statements will not be edited in any way and will be uploaded sequentially according to date.
Due to the potential volume of submissions, we encourage written statements to be brief, provided in English if possible, focused on the main discussion items for the 52nd session of the Statistical Commission, and provided to the Secretariat by 19 February. Additional statements may be posted during the actual session on 1 to 3 and 5 March, including on the chat. However, they may not be fully captured immediately in the main summary points read out, but may be added, where appropriate, at a later stage.
Written statements are available from the links below: