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16 to 19 October 2018 | By invitation only

United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

The Committee on Statistics, Sixth Session within the theme “Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind” was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 16 to 19 October 2018.

This unique high-level session of the Committee came at a critical time as the world recognizes the importance of timely and reliable data for robust evidence in policy decision-making. At the session, prominent decision-makers were, together with leaders of National Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific, identified transformative, collective actions to navigate policy and data to leave no one behind.

The Committee session comprised two segments:

  1. A senior officials segment from 16 to 18 October 2018 and
  2. A high-level segment on 19 October 2018.

Additional documents

Delegations Assessment

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

16 Oct 2018
09:00
10:00
Agenda item 1: Opening of the senior officials segment
Conference Room (CR)-2
  • 1a. Opening statements
  • 1b. Election of officers
  • 1c. Adoption of the agenda
10:00
12:00
Agenda item 2: Review of overall progress with respect to the document “Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a collective vision and framework for action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community”
Conference Room (CR)-2

Panel members:

  • Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Mr. Gogita Todradze, Executive Director, National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT)
  • Dr. Samaychanh Boupha, Head, Lao Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Planning and Investment
12:00
12:00
Group photo
In front of CR-3 (level 1)
12:20
13:00
Cocktail lunch hosted by UN Women
In front of CR-2
12:00
14:00

Organizers: UN Women, FAO, UNISDR and ESCAP

14:00
17:00
Agenda item 3: Review of progress by the groups responsible for the regional initiatives of the Committee
Conference Room (CR)-2
  • 3a. Economic Statistics
  • 3b. Population and Social Statistics
  • 3c. CRVS
17 Oct 2021
09:00
11:00
Agenda item 3: Continued
Conference Room (CR)-2
  • 3d. Disaster-related Statistics
  • 3e. Agriculture and Rural Statistics
11:00
12:00
Agenda item 4: Review of progress by partners with respect to the collective vision and framework for action
Conference Room (CR)-2
  • 4a. Partners for Statistics Development in Asia and the Pacific
  • 4b. Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific
  • ESCAP presentation on agenda item 4

Panel on partner support to advance official statistics for Agenda 2030

Moderator: Christophe LeFranc, UNFPA & Co-Chair of the Partnership

Panel members:

  • Mr Rana Hasan, Director, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB and Co-Chair of the Partnership
  • Mr. Alexander Surinov, Head of ROSSTAT
  • Ms. El Iza Mohamedou, Deputy Manager, Paris21 Secretariat
  • Ms. Sara Duerto Valero, Statistics Specialist, UN Women
  • Dr. Ofa Ketuu, Director-Statistics for Development Division, Pacific Community
12:00
14:00

Organizer: UNICEF

  • Lunch will be served as part of the side event.
14:00
14:30
Agenda item 4: Continued
Conference Room (CR)-2
14:30
15:00
Agenda item 5: Reports brought to the attention of the Committee
Conference Room (CR)-2
  • 5a. Report of the Bureau
  • 5b. Report of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
15:00
15:30
Agenda item 6: Consideration of future programme focus
15:30
16:50
Agenda item 7: Consideration of the draft declaration on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind
Conference Room (CR)-2
16:50
17:00
Agenda item 8: Other matters
Conference Room (CR)-2
18 Oct 2018
09:00
12:00

Moderator: Stefan Schweinfest (Director, UNSD)

Panel members:

  • Ms. Jinjing Cheng, Deputy Director, Department of Statistical Design and Management, National Bureau of Statistics of China
  • Ms. Natalia Ignatova, Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Statistics and International Statistical Projects, Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation (Rosstat)
  • Ms. Malaefono Taua-Faasalaina, Government Statistician, Samoa Bureau of Statistics
  • Dr. Viliami Konifelenisi Fifita, Government Statistician, Statistics Department, Tonga
  • Dr. Divina Gracia del Prado, Director III, Philippine Statistics Authority
12:00
13:00

Organizer: Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)

13:00
14:00
Lunch hosted by GPSDD
In front of CR-2

 

 

14:00
17:00
Agenda item 9: Adoption of the report of the senior officials’ segment of the Committee on its sixth session
Conference Room (CR)-2
19 Oct 2021
09:00
09:45
Agenda item 10: Opening of the high-level segment
Conference Room (CR)-2
  • 10a. Opening addresses
  • 10b. Election of Officers
  • 10c. Adoption of the Agenda

 

09:45
11:50
Agenda item 11: Member States’ perspectives on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind
Conference Room (CR)-2
11:50
12:00
Agenda item 12: Other matters
Conference Room (CR)-2
12:00
13:00

Organizer: ESCAP

13:00
15:00
Lunch
15:00
18:00
Agenda item 13 and 14
Conference Room (CR)-2
  • Agenda item 13: Adoption of the declaration on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind
  • Agenda item 14: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its sixth session
  • Closing
Oct
16
2018
The Importance of Producing and Using Gender Statistics in Disaster Prone Countries

Bangkok, Thailand

Oct
17
2018
Children at greatest risk of being left behind: the urban poor and children with disabilities

Bangkok, Thailand

Oct
18
2018
Special Session - SDG data flows and global reporting: The Asia-Pacific experience

Bangkok, Thailand

Oct
18
2018
The Inclusive Data Charter: Making Everyone Count

Bangkok, Thailand

Oct
19
2018
Ocean Accounts: The Economy and Beyond

Bangkok, Thailand

  中文 English Français русский

Agenda Item 1: Opening of the senior officials segment Provisional agenda

Provisional agenda
ESCAP/CST/2018/L.1/Rev.1
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Annotated provisional agenda
ESCAP/CST/2018/L.2
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Agenda Item 2. Soliciting whole-of-government support for official statistics in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: progress in implementing the collective vision and framework for action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community (PPT)
ESCAP/CST/2018/1
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Strengthening gender for the gender perspective in the implementation of the collective vision and framework for action
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/1
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Towards a transformation in how gender data and statistics are promoted, created and used
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/2
- English - -

Agenda item 3: Review of progress by the groups responsible for the regional initiatives of the Committee with respect to the collective vision and framework for action

Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: progress in implementing the existing regional initiatives of the Committee on Statistics
ESCAP/CST/2018/2
中文 English Français русский
Reports of the sixth and seventh meetings of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/3
- English - -
Achievements of the Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific: highlighted results from the 2017 capacity screening activity and implications for the future implementation of the Programme
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/4
- English - -
Progress in implementing the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/5
- English - -
EPIC: a generic tool for policy-data integration
ESCAP/CST/2018/CRP.1
- English - -
Disaster-related Statistics Framework
ESCAP/CST/2018/CRP.2
- English - -
The Disaster-related Statistics Framework: results of the work of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific
(ESCAP/74/24)
中文 English Français русский
Report on the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific on its third meeting
(ESCAP/74/25)
中文 English Français русский

Agenda item 4: Review of progress by partners with respect to the collective vision and framework for action

Report on the Partners for Statistics Development in Asia-Pacific (PPT)
ESCAP/CST/2018/3
中文 - Français русский
Report on the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific
ESCAP/CST/2018/4
中文 English Français русский
Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: initiatives by global, regional and subregional organizations to implement the collective vision and framework for action
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/6
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Agenda item 5: Reports brought to the attention of the Committee

Report of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its thirteenth session
(ESCAP/74/26)
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Report on the activities of the Bureau since the fifth session of the Committee on Statistics
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/7
- English - -

Agenda item 6: Consideration of future programme focus

Preparation of the draft programme of work for 2020 (PTT)
ESCAP/CST/2018/INF/8
- English - -

Agenda item 7: Consideration of the draft declaration on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind

Navigating policy with data to leave no one behind: whole-of-government support for national statistical systems (PTT)
ESCAP/CST/2018/5
中文 English Français русский
Adopted declaration (Agenda item 13)
ESCAP/CST/2018/7
中文 English Français русский

Agenda item 8: Other matters

Promotion of 62nd ISI WSC 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PPT) - - - -

Agenda item 9: Adoption of the report of the senior officials segment

Please refer to agenda item 14: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its sixth session (below)
ESCAP/CST/2018/6
中文 English Français русский

Agenda item 10: Opening of the high-level segment

Annotated provisional agenda
ESCAP/CST/2018/L.2
中文 English Français русский

Agenda item 11: Agenda item 11: Member States’ perspectives on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind

Navigating policy with data to leave no one behind: whole-of-government support for national statistical systems
ESCAP/CST/2018/5
中文 English Français русский

Agenda item 12: Other matters

Agenda item 13 Adoption of the declaration on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind

Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind
ESCAP/CST/2018/7
中文 English Français русский

Agenda item 14: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its sixth session Report of the Committee on Statistics on its sixth session

Report of the Committee on Statistics on its sixth session
ESCAP/CST/2018/6
中文 English Français русский

Agenda item 2: Review of overall progress with respect to 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”

Agenda item 3: Review of progress by the groups responsible for the regional initiatives of the Committee with respect to the collective vision and framework for action

3a. Economic statistics

3b. Population and social statistics

3c. Civil registration and vital statistics

3d. Disaster-related statistics

3e. Agricultural and rural statistics

Agenda item 4: Review of progress by partners with respect to the collective vision and framework for action

4a. Partners for Statistics Development in Asia-Pacific

4b. Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific

Agenda item 5: Reports brought to the attention of the Committee

5a. Report of the Bureau

5b. Report of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific

Agenda item 6: Consideration of future programme focus

Agenda item 7: Consideration of the draft declaration on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind

Agenda item 11: Member States’ perspectives on navigating policy with data to leave no one behind

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