The OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom) Convened its 10th Session Virtually Online on 5th October 2021
Date: 05-07 October 2021
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

In its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC Statistical Commission (OIC-StatCom) , SESRIC organised the 10th Session of the OIC-StatCom on 5-7 October 2021 in collaboration with Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group through a video conferencing platform. The Session brought together 86 participants from NSOs of 33 OIC countries. The Session has been also attended by representatives of 11 international and regional organisations, including, among others, the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS), Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-Stat), United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UNSIAP), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and World Health Organization (WHO).

The 10th Session of OIC-StatCom commenced with the addresses of H.E. Mr. Nyakassi M.B. Sanyang, Statistician General of the Gambia Bureau of Statistics and Chairman of the 9th Session of OIC-StatCom; H.E. Mr. Nebil Dabur, Director General of SESRIC; Mr. Jakhongir Khasanov, Representative of the OIC General Secretariat; and Dr. Areef Suleman, Representative of the IsDB Group.

Following the welcoming remarks and opening addresses, the composition of the Bureau Members of the 10th Session of OIC-StatCom, as agreed on during the Follow-up Meeting of the 9th Session of the OIC Statistical Commission organised on 25 February 2021, was announced by H.E. Mr. Dabur, Director General of SESRIC. For the 10th Session, Tunisia was elected as the Chair; Pakistan, Palestine, and Uganda were elected as the Vice Chairs, and SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the Commission, as the Rapporteur.

After the opening remarks by Mr. Moustapha Bouzayen, on behalf of H.E. Mr. Adnen Lassoued, Director General of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Tunisia and Chairman of the 10th Session of OIC-StatCom, the working sessions started with the two presentations made by SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the Commission, on: (1) the implementation of the Resolutions of the 9th Session of the OIC-StatCom; and (2) the implementation of the OIC-StatCom Programme of Action for 2021-2025.

During the working sessions, the participants discussed and deliberated on presentations made by the member countries and relevant international organisations on the following topics:

  • 2020 Round of the World Population and Housing Census Programme: Population and Housing Census Editing;
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Monitoring and Reporting SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) Indicators; and
  • Statistical Capacity Development: Efforts to Maintain Statistical Capacity Development during COVID-19 Pandemic

At the end of the Session, the OIC-StatCom adopted a number of resolutions concerning its future work under each agenda item.

All the documents, reports, and other related materials of the 10th Session of OIC-StatCom are available at this link.