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Asia-Pacific governments meet to modernise official statistics to ensure no one is left behind

| Updated: August 25, 2020 16:52:04

Asia-Pacific govts meet to modernise official statistics to ensure no one is left behind

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will bring together senior statisticians, government officials and leading experts this week to review how official statistics can be further integrated with policy and analysis to support the region in building back better post-Covid-19.

The seventh session of the Committee on Statistics, scheduled to be held from August 26 to 28, will focus on three priority areas highlighted by countries in the region: accounting for integrated statistics and analysis, embracing big data to modernise official statistics and transforming human resources management.

The Committee will also deliberate upon matters of strategic importance to regional statistical development, regional cooperation and the formulation of regional positions to advance official statistics in line with existing commitments, including the 2016 Collective Vision and Framework for Action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community and the 2019 Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind.

Members of the media and public are invited to participate via the webcasts on: https://www.youtube.com/unescap

For more information about the full programme, one can visit: https://www.unescap.org/intergovernmental-meetings/committee-statistics-seventh-session

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