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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.

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

    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

    Side events at the CST 6 Organizers Date/Time Venue
    Link
    The Importance of Producing and Using Gender Statistics in Disaster Prone Countries UN Women, FAO, UNISDR and ESCAP 16 October 2018 (13:00-14:00 hours) Conference room 2, UNCC
    Link
    Children at greatest risk of being left behind: the urban poor and children with disabilities UNICEF 17 October 2018 (12:20 – 13:30 hours) Public Foyer (ground floor), UNCC
    Link
    Special Session - SDG data flows and global reporting: The Asia-Pacific experience ESCAP Statistics Division 18 October 2018 (9:00-12:00 hours) Conference room 2, UNCC
    Link
    The Inclusive Data Charter: Making Everyone Count Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) 18 October 2018 (12:00-13:00 hours) Conference room 2, UNCC
    Link
    Ocean Accounts: The Economy and Beyond ESCAP Statistics Division 19 October 2018 (12:00-13:00 hours) Conference room 2, UNCC
    Link

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