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12 to 14 December 2012 | 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 made two recommended the use of the core set of population and social statistics as a regional framework for focusing efforts, coordinating training and mobilizing donor support for capacity development. And In endorsing the Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, the Committee strongly recommends that a meeting of relevant ministers and development partners be held in order to attain the high-level political commitment required to support the successful implementation of the Plan. The Committee also brought eight other matters to the attention of the Commission.

Related documents

  1. Keynote speech, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand
  2. Opening statement, UNSD
  3. Opening statement, ESCAP
  4. National Statistical Coordination issues and ICT measurement: good practices and national experiences, Philippines
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1. Opening of the session

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

2(a) Proposal of the Bureau for future work
Proposed future work of the Committee on Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/1
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2(b) Review of the functioning of the Committee
Review of the functioning of the Committee on Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/2
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2(c) Monitoring framework for the work of the Committee on Statistics
A proposed approach to monitoring the work of the Committee on Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/3
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Documents for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 2 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/5
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3. Regional initiatives

3(a) Economic statistics
Report of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/4
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Implementation plan for the Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/CRP.1
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3(b) Social statistics
The strategic approach and plan of work of the Technical Advisory Group on Social Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/5
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Core set of population and social statistics for Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/5/Add.1
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3(c) Civil registration and vital statistics
Civil registration and vital statistics: Make every life count
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/6
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Make every life count: Regional strategic plan for the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/6/Add.1
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3(d) Modernization of statistical information systems
Regional cooperation on the modernization of official statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/7
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Documents for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 3 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/9
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Documents for the Information of the Committee on Statistics on item 3 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/9/Add.1
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4. Global initiatives

4(a) Agricultural and rural statistics
Report of the Steering Group for Agricultural Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/8
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Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/CRP.2
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Proposed composition of the Regional Steering Committee
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/CRP.3
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4(b) Environment statistics
Improvement of Environment Statistics in the Context of Sustainable Development and Green Economy Policy in Asia and the Pacific
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/9
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4(c) Monitoring the development agenda beyond 2015
Advancing the global development agenda beyond 2015: Potential contributions by national statistical systems
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/10
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Work of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on measuring well-being and fostering the progress of societies
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/11
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Documents for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 4 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/6
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5. Coordination of statistical capacity-building activities

5(a) Statistical training
Report of the Working Group on the Coordination of Statistical Training
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/12
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Documents for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 5 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/7/Add.1
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5(b) Regional partnership
Summary of the activities of the Partners for Statistics Development in Asia and the Pacific, 2010-2012
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/13
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Document for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 5 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/7
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6. Items for information

6(a) International Comparison Programme
6(b) Informal sector and informal employment statistics
6(c) Gender statistics
6(d) Disability statistics
6(e) Tourism statistics
6(f) Statistics of international trade in services
Documents for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 6 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/8
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Documents for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 6 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/8/Add.1
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6(g) Labour statistics
6(h) Disaster statistics
Document for the information of the Committee on Statistics on item 6 of the provisional agenda
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/INF/8/Add.2
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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 second session of the Committee
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/14
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7(b) Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
Report of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its seventh session
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/15
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Report of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific on its interim session
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/15/Add.1
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8. Consideration of the future focus of the statistics subprogramme of the ESCAP secretariat

Intended outputs of the programme of work for 2014-2015 for the Statistics subprogramme
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/CRP.4
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9. Consideration of draft resolutions and decisions for submission to the Commission at its sixty-ninth session

10. Other matters

11. Adoption of the report of the Committee

Report of the Committee on Statistics on its third session
E/ESCAP/CST(3)/17
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