Showcasing the global relevance of UNECE statistical work for measuring progress towards the SDGs at the World Statistics Congress
How can we move forward with measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This was the key topic of the World Statistics Congress, held last week in in Marrakech, Morocco, at which UNECE highlighted its broad contribution to the statistical work needed to monitor and advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development worldwide.
In particular, UNECE showcased its support to statistical organizations through the road map for statistics on SDG delivery, together with its statistical work on climate change and modernizing statistical production.
This work was presented to an international audience of over 1,800 participants, gathering statisticians from governments, private and academic sectors. The biennial Congress is organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI), and is by far the largest event on the global statistical calendar.
The workshop will focus on cutting edge ideas, new trends, experiments and approaches in the areas of data dissemination and communication. The programme of the workshop will consist of the following substantive topics:
Strategic communication planning
Measuring success and impact of communication programs (key performance indicators, web and social media analytics, measurement strategies)
Visions in data dissemination (e.g. open data, automated processes, strategies)
Novel uses of social media (new channels, strategies, emerging trends)
Publishing and promoting digital content (automated publications, tools)
Presenting data in a simple way / Data visualisations (including geospatial data and maps)
Audience segmentation, personas and tailoring messages
Press and news media: adapting to today's media landscape
The target audience for the workshop includes senior and middle-level managers responsible for data dissemination and communication, across all statistical domains.
The Conference of European Statisticians (CES) provides a platform for addressing emerging issues and developing guidelines and recommendations to improve national statistics and their international comparability. CES is one of the oldest statistical bodies globally, with its roots in the League of Nations and the first Conference on Statistics in 1928. Over the years, the Conference has played a significant role in promoting statistical development in its member countries.
In 2017, two seminars will be held at the Conference:
19 June - Measuring poverty, organized by Israel, Mexico and UNECE;
20 June - The next generation of statisticians and data scientists, organized by Finland and Eurostat.
The Conference will also discuss topics such as governance statistics, exchange and sharing of economic data and data integration. It will consider guidelines and recommendations regarding statistics for Sustainable Development Goals, climate change-related indicators, value of official statistics, poverty measurement, and unpaid household work.
Work Session on Statistical Data Editing, 24 - 26 April 2017, The Hague, Netherlands
This Work Session aims to advance the work on statistical editing in the context of the wider work programme on Statistical Modernization. In particular, the Work Session will:
Identify the most promising new methods that can be used to manage statistical quality risks arising from the use of new data sources (including Big Data);
Develop approaches for standardizing and implementing statistical editing functionalities;
Consider how methodologists can contribute to the wider Modernization work programme.
The target audience of this Work Session includes statisticians who deal with the editing and imputation of statistical data derived from surveys, censuses, administrative and external sources, spanning various subject-matter areas, both social and economic.