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04 to 06 February 2009 | By invitation only

United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

The Committee on Statistics is a subsidiary body of the Commission dedicated to the development of official statistics in the Asia-Pacific region. The Committee is convened biennially, is serviced by the Statistics Division and addresses the following issues:

  1. Tracking key socio-economic and environmental trends in the ESCAP region, especially progress towards the Millennium Development Goals;
  2. Identifying data requirements for economic, social and environmental analysis in accordance with internationally agreed standards and good practices;
  3. Capacity-building for national statistical offices in the ESCAP region to produce, disseminate and analyse data in accordance with internationally agreed standards and good practices.

Key decisions from the Committee at its first session were:

  • Decision 1/1 - Establishment of the Bureau of the Committee on Statistics
  • Decision 1/2 - An action plan for the development of economic statistics in the Asian and Pacific region

Report of the Committee on Statistics on its First Session (中文EnglishFrançaisрусский)

Related documents

  1. Opening address by Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand
  2. Opening address by ESCAP
  3. Opening address by UNSD
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Tentative programme
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/1/Rev.1
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List of Participants
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/2
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1. (c) Adoption of the agenda

Revised provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST/L.1/Rev.1
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Annotated provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST/L.2/Rev.2
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2. Terms of reference and functioning of the Committee on Statistics

Terms of reference and functioning of the Committee on Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST/1/Corr.1
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Rules of procedure of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Corrigendum included)
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/4
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3. Statistics development in Asia and the Pacific

Overview of statistics development in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST/2/Corr.1
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Statistics development in the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/5
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Activities of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/17
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Main achievements and challenges in ASEAN regional cooperation in statistics
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/19
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Cooperation among members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in the field of statistics
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/23
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4. Regional technical cooperation in statistics development

ESCAP strategy for technical cooperation in statistics development
E/ESCAP/CST/3
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The role of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific in strengthening statistical capacity in the region
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/6
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5. Improving gender statistics: measuring violence against women

Measuring violence against women: towards better indicators
E/ESCAP/CST/4
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Philippine Statistical System efforts on the compilation of gender statistics
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/7
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Cambodia experience in measuring violence against women
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/22
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6. Towards an action plan for the development of economic statistics in the Asian and Pacific region

Towards an action plan for the development of economic statistics in the Asian and Pacific region
E/ESCAP/CST/5
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Statistical capacity-building in economic statistics: the role of the Asian Development Bank
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/8
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Towards an action plan for the development of economic statistics in the region: the perspective of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/15/Corr.1
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New International Standards and Priorities of Industrial Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/16
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ASEAN regional cooperation on the enhancement of the implementation of SNA 1993
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/20
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7. Producing population estimates on an annual basis: the central role of vital statistical systems

Tools and solutions for better data on births, deaths and causes of death
E/ESCAP/CST/6/Corr.2
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Corrigendum 1: Tools and solutions for better data on births, deaths and causes of death
E/ESCAP/CST/6/Corr.1
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Towards improving vital statistics: new regional initiative funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/14
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Improving vital statistics and cause of death statistics: the experience of Thailand
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/9
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8. Measuring the progress of societies

Measuring the progress of societies: What is the relevance for Asia and the Pacific?
E/ESCAP/CST/8
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Measuring the progress of societies: the Australian experience
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/10
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Gross National Happiness (GNH): Its Assumptions and Applications in Bhutan
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/18
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Gross National Happiness index: towards measuring the progress of societies
E/ESCAP/CST/INF/21
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Strategic framework and proposed outputs for the proposed programme of work for 2010-2011
E/ESCAP/CST/9/Rev.1
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9. Programme planning

10. Consideration of possible draft resolutions and decisions for submission to the Commission at its sixty-fifth session

11. Other matters

12. Adoption of the report of the Committee on Statistics

Report of the Committee on Statistics on its First Session
E/ESCAP/CST/10
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