Forty-Sixth Session of the UN Statistical Commission
Date: 03-06 March 2015
Venue: New York – USA -

The Forty-Sixth Session of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA on 03-06 March 2015. The Session, which marks the 68th anniversary of the Commission, was attended by representatives of national and international agencies. Prof. Savas Alpay, Director General, and Dr. Atilla Karaman, Senior Researcher, represented the Centre thereat.

The agenda of the 46th Session of UNSC included the following items for discussion and decision, and items for information:

Items for discussion and decision:

  • Data in support of the post-2015 development agenda:
    • Broader measures of progress
    • Emerging issue: the data revolution
    • Big data
    • Transformative agenda for official statistics
  • Population and housing censuses
  • Crime statistics
  • Refugee statistics
  • Household surveys
  • National accounts
  • International trade and economic globalization statistics
  • Environmental-economic accounting
  • International Comparison Programme
  • Agriculture and rural statistics
  • Governance, peace and security statistics
  • Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics
  • Regional statistical development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Items for information:

  • Health statistics
  • Gender statistics
  • Civil registration and vital statistics
  • Business registers
  • Service statistics
  • Finance statistics
  • Environment statistics
  • Statistics for economies based on natural resources
  • World Statistics Day
  • Coordination of statistical programmes
  • Statistics of human development
  • International statistical classifications
  • Common open standards for the exchange and sharing of data and metadata
  • Statistical capacity-building
  • Development indicators
  • Integration of statistical and geospatial information
  • Follow-up to policy decisions of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council.

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