Committee of the Chief Statisticians of the United Nations System

About the UN System

The Committee for the Chief Statisticians of the United Nations System (CCS-UNS) was formally established on 10 September 2014 in accordance with the decision 45/112 of the Statistical Commission. It comprises the statistical services of United Nations funds and programmes, specialized agencies and the Secretariat, as well as the regional economic and social commissions, the mandates of which include the provision of international official statistics in the context of the principles governing international statistical activities. See here for current membership.The Committee adopted its terms of reference in 2016 and revised it in September 2020. The Committee reported to the Statistical Commission for the first time in 2017.

On 14 May 2020, the Chief Executives Board (CEB) Principals endorsed a System-wide Roadmap for Innovating UN Data and Statistics (English and French), an ambitious collective effort by the UN system's chief statisticians to innovate UN data and statistical outputs in support of Member States and the international community.

Mandate and Work