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25 to 27 March 2015 | By invitation only

United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

The fourth session of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics took place at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, from 25 to 27 March, 2015.

In preparation for the Committee, an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) was convened from 8 to 9 December, 2014. This meeting brought together 45 statistical leaders and development experts who took stock of the range of issues emerging from the post-2015 development agenda, drew conclusions on the implications of those issues for statistical development in Asia and the Pacific, and made recommendations on strategic priorities for consideration at the fourth session of the Committee.

Opening & Keynote

  • Delivered by Mr. Anis Chowdhury - Director, ESCAP Statistics Division, on behalf of Dr. Shamshad Akhtar - Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP (PDF)
  • Mr. Anis Chowdhury - Director, ESCAP Statistics Division (PDF)
  • Mr. Stefan Schweinfest - Director, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) (PDF)
  • Keynote: Mr. Somboon Mekpaiboonwattana - Vice Minister of ICT, Thailand (PDF)

Background Documents

  • Agenda item 3 (a): Work Plan for the Implementation of the Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific [English]
  • Agenda item 3 (f): terms of reference of the Modernization Working Group on Production, Methods and Standards [English]

Presentation

Delegations Assessment

Following the meeting delegations attended filled out questionnaires regarding the session. A summary of the results is available for download.

Mar
25
2015
New framework for Work Statistics by the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS)

Bangkok, Thailand

Mar
26
2015
Expert Panel Discussion “From Gender Statistics to Gender Equality Policy”

Bangkok, Thailand

Mar
27
2015
Geospatial Information and the Data Revolution: “A Quick Win” for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand

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1. Opening of the session

Information for participants
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/1
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Annotated provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(5)/L.1
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List of Participants
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/21
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Tentative programme
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/3
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2. Strategic direction of the Committee on Statistics

Strengthening data and statistics for the development agenda beyond 2015 in Asia and the Pacific (Conference room paper)
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/CRP.2
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Statistics and data for the development agenda beyond 2015 — implications for regional collaboration in Asia and the Pacific: outcomes of the ESCAP expert group meeting
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/4
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The road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet — synthesis report of the Secretary-General on the post-2015 agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/5
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A world that counts: mobilizing the data revolution for sustainable development — report of the Secretary- General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/6
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The full publication of "A World that Counts - Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development" [The full publication can be downloaded at: http://www.undatarevolution.org/report]
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/6
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The inaugural meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development: chair’s summary
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/7
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Regional Consultation on Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/8
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Notable decisions made by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Statistical Commission
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/9
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Subregional developments in official statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/10/Rev.1
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3. Regional initiatives

3(a) Economic statistics
Progress in implementing the Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/2
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3(b) Population and social statistics
Developing a regional strategy to improve population and social statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/3
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A regional strategy to improve population and social statistics in Asia and the Pacific (Conference room paper)
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/CRP.1
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3(c) Civil registration and vital statistics
“Get Every One in the Picture”: Progress in strengthening civil registration and vital statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/4
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Terms of reference for the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/5/Rev.1
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Report of the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/11
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Composition of the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, 2015-2019
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/CRP.3
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3(d) Environment statistics
A strategic approach to improving environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/6
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3(e) Disaster risk reduction statistics
Outcomes of the First Meeting of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/7
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3(f) Modernization of statistical production and services
Modernization of statistical production and services in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/8
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3(g) Gender statistics
Developing a core set of gender indicators for Asia and the Pacifi
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/9
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Core set of gender indicators for Asia and the Pacifi
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/10
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4. Global initiatives: agricultural and rural statistics

Progress in implementing the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/11
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5. Coordination for statistics development

5(a) Statistical training
Report of the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/12
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5(b) Partners for Statistics Development in Asia-Pacific
Report of the activities of the Partners for Statistics Development in Asia- Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/13
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6. Items for information

Documents for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 6 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/12
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7. Reports brought to the attention of the Committee

7(a) Bureau
Report on the activities of the Bureau since the third session of the Committee
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/13/REV.1
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7(b) Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
Report of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/INF/14
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8. Consideration of the future focus of the statistics subprogramme of the secretariat

9. Consideration of draft resolutions and decisions for submission to the Commission at its seventy-first session

10. Other matters

11. Adoption of the report of the Committee

Report of the Committee on Statistics on its fourth session
E/ESCAP/CST(4)/14
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Agenda Item 2: Strategic Direction of the Committee on Statistics

  • Australia (n/a)
  • Bangladesh (n/a)
  • China (n/a)
  • France

Agenda Item 3: Regional Initiatives

(3a) - Economic Statistics

3(b) - Population and Social Statistics

(3c) - Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

(3d) - Environmental Statistics

(3e) - Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Philippines (n/a)
  • Samoa (n/a)

(3f) - Modernization of Statistical Production and Services

  • Sri Lanka (n/a)
  • Timor-Leste (n/a)
  • Viet Nam
  • UNSD (n/a)

(3g) - Gender Statistics

Agenda Item 4: Global Initiatives - Agricultural and Rural Statistics

  • Fiji
  • Japan
  • Kyrgyzstan (n/a)
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic (n/a)
  • Maldives (n/a)
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines (n/a)

Agenda Item 5: Coordination for Statistics Development

(5a) - Statistical Training

  • Bangladesh (n/a)
  • Japan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic (n/a)
  • Maldives (n/a)
  • Russian Federation (n/a)
  • Thailand
  • UNSD (n/a)

(5b) Partners for Statistics Development in Asia-Pacific

Agenda Item 6: Items for Information

  • Australia (n/a)
  • Bangladesh (n/a)
  • China (n/a)

Agenda Item 7: Reports Brought to the Attention of the Committee

  • Mongolia (n/a)
  • ILO (n/a)

Agenda Item 8: Consideration of the Future Focus of the Statistics Subprogramme of the ESCAP Secretariat

  • China (n/a)
  • India (n/a)
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives (n/a)
  • New Zealand (n/a)
  • Philippines (n/a)
  • Samoa (n/a)

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