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Advancing the Global Statistical System- Major work areas and accomplishments
This Forum is one of the special side events organized by the UN Statistics Division on the occasion of the Statistical Commission, to discuss special challenges confronting the global statistical community. This year the Forum will address the issue of measuring difficult-to-measure concepts. The statisticians are increasingly being asked to measure complex and qualitative concepts.  Concepts such as national happiness or well-being, ecosystem services, sustainable development, and multiple deprivations are increasingly placed before the statisticians. These are complicated topics with no clear measurement yardsticks. A panel of experts and Director-Generals of National Statistical Offices will share their experiences and address the issue of whether the boundary of official statistics should be extended because of these demands.

High Level Forum Presentation Papers

Walter Radermacher
Chief Statistician,
European Union

Angus Deaton
Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor, Princeton University
Heli Jeskanen-Sundström Director General, Statistics Finland
Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor Al Thani
President, Qatar Statistics Authority

Shigeru Kawasaki
Adviser, Japan Statistical Bureau Presentation