The meeting on Consulting Users on Wellbeing Themes will provide users with a picture of key advances being made at the UN, in Europe and in respect to key topics, alongside showcasing how countries can combine and use existing metrics to better understand the themes that are important in the context of measuring and tracking well-being. Speakers include:

  • Anu Peltola, Senior Statistician, UNCTAD
  • Rutger Hoekstra, Associate Professor, Leiden University
  • Jonathan Barth, Co-Founder and Policy Director, Zoe Institute for Future-Fit Economies
  • Gerard Eding, Director, National Accounts, Statistics Netherlands
  • Cliodhna Taylor, Assistant Deputy Director and Head of Research Partnerships, UK Office for National Statistics, and
  • Graciela Marquez, President, INEGI


15 June 2022 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am (New York Time)


8:00 am - 8:10 am
Session 1| Introduction, welcome remarks, and scene-setting
  • Introductions and Welcomes (5 minutes)
  • Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director of United Nations Statistics Division
  • Recap from Meeting 1 - 1 June 2023 on Updating social perspectives of wellbeing and the relevance of past and present UN work for today
  • Presenter: Richard Heys, Deputy Chief Economist, UK Office for National Statistics (15 minutes)
  • Presentation:Beyond GDP Sprint Two Second Session

8:10 am - 8:55 am
Session 2| Update on progress through the United Nations and Horizon research processes

Chair: Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director of United Nations Statistics Division

  • Valuing What Counts
  • Presenter: Anu Peltola, Senior Statistician, UNCTAD (15 minutes)
  • Presentation: Valuing What Counts
  • Synthesis of Beyond GDP Metrics
  • Presenter: Rutger Hoekstra, Associate Professor, Leiden University (15 minutes)
  • Presentation: Synthesis of Beyond GDP Metrics
  • Discussion (15 minutes)

8:55 am - 9:40 am
Session 3| Conceptual Perspectives and the European perspective

Chair: Richard Heys, Deputy Chief Economist, UK Office for National Statistics

  • GDP lock-in and the European dimension
  • Presenter: Jonathan Barth, Co-Founder and Policy Director, Zoe Institute for Future-Fit Economies (15 minutes)
  • Presentation: UNNES Beyond GDP Sprint
  • The importance of Here & Now, the future and elsewhere
  • Presenter: Gerard Eding, Director, National Accounts, Statistics Netherlands (15 minutes)
  • Presentation: The importance of Here & Now, the Future and Elsewhere
  • Discussion (15 minutes)

9:40 am - 10:25 am
Session 4| Wider perspectives on measuring wellbeing

Chair: Richard Heys, Deputy Chief Economist, UK Office for National Statistics


10:25 am - 10:30 am
Session 5| Summary by Richard Heys (5 minutes)

10:30 am
Adjourn

Active City Groups

Completed Group

Network members

Countries
  • • Argentina
  • • Australia
  • • Bhutan
  • • Brazil
  • • Canada
  • • Colombia
  • • Costa Rica
  • • Cȏte d'Ivoire
  • • Indonesia
  • • Italy
  • • Lesotho
  • • Maldives
  • • Mexico
  • • Mongolia
  • • Netherlands
  • • New Zealand
  • • Oman
  • • Palestine
  • • Poland
  • • Saudi Arabia
  • • South Africa
  • • Tunisia
  • • United Kingdom
  • • United States of America
Agencies
  • • ADB
  • • ECA
  • • ECE
  • • ECLAC
  • • ESCAP
  • • ESCWA
  • • Eurostat
  • • IMF
  • • ISDB
  • • OECD
  • • UNSD
  • • World Bank