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UNITED NATIONS STATISTICS DIVISION. Paris 21 Workshop, Abuja, March 2003. United Nations Statistics Division. Part of UN Secretariat, DESA 150 staff, including 75 professionals 5 branches: Economic Statistics Demographic and Social Statistics Industry, Energy, Environment

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united nations statistics division

UNITED NATIONS STATISTICS DIVISION

Paris 21 Workshop,

Abuja, March 2003

united nations statistics division1
United Nations Statistics Division
  • Part of UN Secretariat, DESA
  • 150 staff, including 75 professionals
  • 5 branches:
  • Economic Statistics
  • Demographic and Social Statistics
  • Industry, Energy, Environment
  • International Trade Statistics
  • Statistical Services
tasks
Tasks
  • Data collection and dissemination
  • Development, maintenance and promulgation of international standards
  • Coordination of international statistics
  • Technical cooperation
data collection and dissemination
Data collection and dissemination
  • Large number of printed publications, electronic publications and websites
  • MDG indicator database and global report
  • Methodology website
  • Good practices website
  • Classifications website
development maintenance and promulgation of standards
Development, maintenance and promulgation of standards
  • Classifications, incl. ISIC and CPC
  • SNA
  • Census manuals
  • Current projects: Manual for household surveys in developing countries, Manual for poverty statistics
  • Handbook of Statistical Organization
good practices in official statistics
Good practices in official statistics
  • Website with 350+ documents from about 50 countries
  • Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics were adopted by the Statistical Commission in 1994
  • Global review of the implementation of the Fundamental Principles; report to SC in 2004
coordination of international statistics
Coordination of international statistics
  • Statistical Commission:
  • Oldest functional commission of ECOSOC
  • 24 members, observers, international organizations, annual meetings
  • Coordination Committee for Statistical Activities (CCSA): all international organizations, annual meetings
technical cooperation
Technical cooperation
  • Regular program:
  • 2 interregional advisers
  • 5-7 workshops per year, including UNDP workshops on national MDG reporting
  • Development Accounts
development accounts
Development Accounts
  • Caricom
  • ASEAN
  • ESCWA
  • planned: ECOWAS (2004-2006)
ecowas development account
ECOWAS Development Account
  • 5-6 workshops and seminars, including 2 for Chief Statisticians on statistical management issues and user-producer relations
  • Equipment
  • Study tours
  • Local assistance at ECOWAS
managing the ecowas account
Managing the ECOWAS account
  • By the countries, within UN rules and available budget ($ 645000)
  • Steering Committee of Chief Statisticians
  • Meeting on Friday