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Advancing the Global Statistical System- Major work areas and accomplishments
2 March 2011
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Development Indicators -
Seminar in Memory of Ian Castles

23 February 2011, 1:50 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Conf. Room 5 (TNLB)
United Nations, New York

Youtube video of the seminar:

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Ian Castles (1935 to 2010) was Australian Statistician from 1986 to 1994, during which time he was President of the International Association of Official Statistics from 1991 to 1993. He was elected a member of the International Statistical Institute in 1994. Ian placed great emphasis on the importance of independence, objectivity and integrity in statistical work and he had a special interest in information requirements for public policy, especially at the international level. Click here for a resume of Ian's contribution to official statistics.

This seminar, in memory of Ian Castles, will focus on both of these emphases, with special attention to international work on development indicators. The seminar program is as follows:

Seminar Program
Chair: Brian Pink, Australian Statistician
Speakers: Enrico Giovannini, President, National Institute of Statistics, Italy
Making the International Comparison Programme a global effort: a success story for the international system?

  Francesca Grum, United Nations Statistics Division
Addressing data discrepancies - what we found and how we dealt with them - Presentation

  Eduardo Pereira Nunes, President, Instituto Brasiliero de Geografia e Estatistica, Brazil
Relevance of Ian Castles' concerns with the 1999 Human Development Report for Brazil - Presentation

Organizer: Australian Bureau of Statistics