Table 5. Comparison of ESCAP workload statistics for the bienniums 1992-1993, 1994-1995 and 1996-1997, and the first half of 1998-1999, by type of activity (number of outputs/activities) a/
|Type of activity|
|I. Servicing of intergovernmental and expert bodies|
|1. Substantive services b/||69||78||52||28|
|2. Parliamentary documentation||78||148||119||62|
|3. Ad hoc expert groups||19||16||17||5|
|II. Other substantive activities:|
|1. Mandated recurrent publications||391||293||230||56|
|2. Discretionary recurrent publications||0|
|3. Mandated non-recurrent publications||
|4. Discretionary non-recurrent publications||18|
|5. Electronic audio and video issuances||- c/||-||-||13|
|7. Booklets, pamphlets, fact sheets, wall charts, information kits||- c/||2||6||35|
|8. Technical materials for outside users||18||19||24||22|
|9. Special events||1|
|IV. Technical cooperation|
|1. Advisory services at the request of the Governments||279||142||107||38|
|2. (a) Group training (seminars, workshops, symposia)||233||306||325||167|
|(b) Number of people trained under IV. 2||..||10,845||11,572||6,140|
|4. Field projects||-||1||-||0|
a/ Excluding activities undertaken under the category of "international cooperation", which are not easily quantifiable.
b/ Substantive services are expressed in terms of the number of meeting days, e.g. one meeting with the duration of three working days = 1 x 3 = 3. Figures exclude the number of meeting days for the organization of the annual Commission sessions.
c/ Information materials and services, including booklets, pamphlets, fact sheets, wall charts, information kits and video issuances, were included under the category of "technical material" in the biennium 1992-1993.
Notes: A dash ( - ) indicates that there is no such material or activity.
Two dots ( .. ) indicate that the number is not available.