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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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