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15 to 17 December 2010 | 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.

The Committee expressed its full support for the proposed strategic direction described in a note by the Bureau, including its two overarching goals of (a) ensuring that all countries in the region by 2020 have the capability to provide an agreed basic range of population, economic, social and environment statistics, and (b) creating a more adaptive and cost-effective information management environment for national statistical offices through stronger collaboration.

The Committee also made three recommendations in its second session and brought 10 matters to the attention of the Commission.

Related documents

  1. Opening statement, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand
  2. Opening statement, UNSD
  3. Opening statement, ESCAP
  4. Information documents for agenda item 4. Global initiatives
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1. Opening of the session

Annotated provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/L.1/Rev.1
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List of participants
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/2
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Tentative programme
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/3
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Principles and procedures concerning the election of the Bureau of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/1
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2. Strategic direction of the Committee on Statistics

Proposed strategic directions of the Committee on Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/2
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Outcomes of the most recent sessions of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the United Nations Statistical Commission
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/4
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Strategies for the development of statistics in the Pacific Island region - the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/19
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3. Regional initiatives

Development of a regional programme for the improvement of vital statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/3
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Outcome statement of the Regional Forum on the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/3/Add.1
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Proposed core set of economic statistics for Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/4
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Proposed regional programme for the improvement of economic statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/5
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Report on the ESCAP region-wide assessment of the capacity of national statistical systems in Asia and the Pacific to produce basic economic statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/9
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Draft regional programme for the improvement of economic statistics in Asia and the Pacific, February 2010
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/10
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Comparison of the core set of economic statistics with other international sets of statistics and its availability in the ESCAP region
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/11
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List of participants of the Forum on the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/12
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Family registration system and vital statistics in Japan
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/13
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Economic census for business frame in Japan
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/14
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Подготовка к проведению сплошной переписи населения Туркменистана и жилищного фонда 2012 года 
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/29
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SNA as a basis of development of economic statistics in Kazakhstan
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/36
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4. Global Initiatives

Implementation plan for the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/6
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Report on the 2011 round of the International Comparison Programme in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/7
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Situation of agricultural statistics in the basic policy for development of statistics in Japan
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/15
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Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural Statistics: Implementation Plan for Africa - Proposals on Research Component
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/31
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Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural Statistics in Africa -Draft Proposal for the Training Component
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/32
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Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural Statistics: Implementation Plan for Africa - Proposals on the Technical Assistance Component
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/33
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About the work of the Republic of Kazakhstan on preparation for 2011 Global Round of the International Comparison Program
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/37
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Integration of Agricultural Statistics to the National Statistical System
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/38
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5. Coordination of statistical capacity-building activities

More relevant, effective and efficient statistical training through improved regional coordination
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8
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SIAP-ESCAP: 5th decade of statistical training
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/30
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by China
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/21
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by Asian Development Bank
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/22
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/23
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by International Monetary Fund
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/24
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by the Islamic Republic of Iran
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/25
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by Republic of Korea
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/26
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by Philippines
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/27
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Response to request for information for preparation of document E/ESCAP/CST(2)/8 - Response by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/28
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6. Items for information

Availability and use of data on the Millennium Development Goal indicators in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/5
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Report on the work of the secretariat on informal sector and informal employment statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/6
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Report on the work of the secretariat on disability statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/7
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Report on the work of the secretariat on gender statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/8
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Disability Surveys in Japan
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/16
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Gender statistics in Japan
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/17
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The means to successful statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/18
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Recent developments in information and communication technology statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/20
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Country Experiences and Practices on Various Sectoral Statistics in the Philippine Statistical System
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/34
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Improvement of social statistics: birthrate, mortality, gender stistics
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/INF/35
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7. Reports brought to the attention of the Committee

Report on the activities of the Bureau since the first session of the Committee
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/10
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Report of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its fifth session
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/11
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8. Consideration of future programme focus

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

10. Other matters

11. Adoption of the report

Report of the Committee on Statistics on its second session
E/ESCAP/CST(2)/9
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