ESCAP Statistical Newsletter, 1st Quarter 2009


Regional statistical development in Asia and the Pacific: report to the 40th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission

With a record number of interventions for a single item at the Statistical Commission, we look at the response to this "comprehensive and highly informative" report.

The inaugural session of the Committee on Statistics, Bangkok, 4 to 6 February 2009

The first session of the Committee on Statistics brought together 33 delegations from right across the Asia-Pacific region to discuss major statistical challenges and achievements for the region.

Executive Secretaryโ€™s first visit to SIAP

During her first visit to SIAP, the Executive Secretary met with staff and thanked them for their outstanding contribution towards statistical capacity-building in the region.

Capacity Building

- Statistics Division meetings/training workshops (

- Inter-agency Task Force on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services Meetings, Bangkok, 10โ€“11 March 2009.

- Training on cognitive and pilot testing in the context of disability statistics, Bangkok, 16โ€“20 February 2009

- Reducing Discrepancies in MDG data: Regional Workshop on Millennium Development Goal Monitoring, Bangkok, 14โ€“16 January 2009

- SIAP meetings/workshops (

- Fourth Group Training Course in Modules on Fundamental Official Statistics, Chiba, Japan, 23 September 2008 โ€“ 13 March 2009

- Country Training Workshop on MDGs and Use of Administrative Data Systems for Statistical Purposes, Koror, Palau, 19-23 January 2009

- Country Course on Introduction to STATA Software, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 12-16 January 2009

-Calendar of forthcoming meetings: (

Missions by ESCAP Statistics Division (

New member of the Statistics Division team (

Visitors to ESCAP Statistics Division January-March 2009 ( )

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When: 7/2/2014

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