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26 to 28 August 2020

Virtual meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

By invitation only

The seventh session of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics took place from 26-28 August 2020 as a virtual meeting to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants given the COVID-19 outbreak as well as on-going travel restrictions in many countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Committee session discussed matters of strategic importance to regional statistical development, regional cooperation and the formulation of regional positions to advance official statistics in line with existing commitments, including the Collective Vision and Framework for Action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community adopted by the Committee in 2016 and the Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind adopted by the Commission in 2019. This year two new initiatives, seminar sessions and electronic consultations, were introduced to enable interactive dialogue on priority issues of relevance to statistical systems in Asia and the Pacific. We hope these new initiatives become a signature piece for the Asia-Pacific statistical community.

Report (final): Chinese | English | French | Russian

Country interventions

Agenda - Country interventions
1. Opening of the session:
1(c) Adoption of the agenda

2. Soliciting whole-of-government support for official statistics in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

2(a) Follow-up on decisions made at the sixth session of the Committee on Statistics
2(b) Monitoring progress in line with the document entitled “Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a collective vision and framework for action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community” and the Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind

2(c) Monitoring progress in response to the Get Every One in the Picture initiative on civil registration and vital statistics

3. Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
3(a) Progress made in support of the collective vision and framework for action by groups responsible for regional initiatives of the Committee on Statistics and by the secretariat

3(b) Initiatives by global, regional and subregional organizations in support of the collective vision and framework for action

4. Seminar on priority issues:
4(a) Accounting for integrated statistics and analysis

4(b) Embracing big data to modernize official statistics in Asia and the Pacific

4(c) Transforming human resource management to build statistical institutions in Asia and the Pacific for the future

 

Videos

1. Opening of the session

Annotated provisional agenda

ESCAP/CST/2020/L.1

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

2. Soliciting whole-of-government support for official statistics in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

>> 2(a): Follow-up on decisions made at the sixth session of the Committee on Statistics:

Report on progress with regard to decisions made at the sixth session of the Committee on Statistics

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/1

[English]

Report of the secretariat on the establishment of communities of practice

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/2

[English]

>> 2(b): Monitoring progress in line with the document entitled “Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a collective vision and framework for action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community” and the Declaration

Draft monitoring and evaluation framework for the collective vision and framework for action and the Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind

ESCAP/CST/2020/1

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

A monitoring framework and guidelines for the collective vision and framework for action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community and the Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind

ESCAP/CST/2020/CRP.1

[English]

>> 2(c): Monitoring progress in response to the Get Every One in the Picture initiative on civil registration and vital statistics

Report of the 5th meeting of the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

(ESCAP/76/23/Rev.1)

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

Report on progress towards the achievement of the goals of the Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade (2015–2024)

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/3

[English]

3. Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

>> 3(a): Progress made in support of the collective vision and framework for action by groups responsible for regional initiatives of the Committee on Statistics and by the secretariat:

Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: progress in implementing regional initiatives with respect to the collective vision and framework for action

ESCAP/CST/2020/2

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

Reports of the 8th and 9th meetings of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/4

[English]

Report of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Steering Group on Population and Social Statistics

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/5

[English]

Report of the 6th meeting of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/6

[English]

Progress in implementing the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/7

[English]

Reports of the 4th and 5th meetings of the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/8

[English]

>> 3(b): Initiatives by global, regional and subregional organizations in support of the collective vision and framework for action:

Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: initiatives by global, regional and subregional organizations with respect to the collective vision and framework for action

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/9

[English]

Work of the secretariat and partners on mainstreaming gender in environment statistics

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/10

[English]

4. Seminar on priority issues

>> 4(a): Accounting for integrated statistics and analysis:

Regional and national efforts with economic, satellite and environmental accounts in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP/CST/2020/3

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

>> 4(b): Embracing big data to modernize official statistics in Asia and the Pacific:

Regional and national efforts to embrace big data for official statistics in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP/CST/2020/4

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

>> 4(c): Transforming human resource management to build statistical institutions in Asia and the Pacific for the future:

Regional and national efforts to transform human resource management to build statistical institutions in Asia and the Pacific for the future

ESCAP/CST/2020/5

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

5. Consideration of the future focus of the subprogramme

Preparation of the draft programme of work

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/11

[English] 

6. Reports brought to the attention of the Committee

>> 6(a): Report of the Bureau:

Report on the activities of the Bureau since the sixth session of the Committee on Statistics

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/12

[English]

>> 6(b): Reports of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific:

Report of the Governing Council of Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its fourteenth session

(ESCAP/75/21)

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

Report of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its fifteenth session

(ESCAP/76/22)

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

>> 6(c): Report of the Thematic Working Group on Statistics of the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism and the Asia-Pacific task team

Report of the Thematic Working Group on Statistics of the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism and the Asia-Pacific task team responsible for implementing phase two of the Secretary-General’s United Nations development system regional reform

ESCAP/CST/2020/INF/13

[English]

7. Other matters

8. Adoption of the report of the Committee on its seventh session

Report of the Committee on Statistics on its seventh session

[中文] [English] [Français] [русский]

Additional Documents: 

List of participants

Agenda slides - Day 1

Agenda slides - Day 2

Agenda slides - Day 3

Tentative programme

Guide to participation

for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]