Statistics development in the post-2015 development agenda

ESCAP's proposal for the inclusion of a stand-alone goal on statistics development in the post-2015 development agenda, made at the 45th session of the UN Statistical Commission, continues to receive support from national statistical systems. Most recently, the editorial piece in the newsletter of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) reiterated their position quoting the TurkStat President's intervention at UNSC: "positioning of statistics development as an individual goal, will further highlight the importance of official statistics and the need for trustworthiness beyond the statistical community".

To access TurkStat's June edition of "Statistics at Crossroads" please visit

To access earlier News in Brief on the topic please visit