The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) opens 15 November in Geneva. All countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to join Members during the last two days of the four-day meeting. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th…
Strengthening Development of Least Developed Countries in Asia and the Pacific to Support Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
17/10/2017 – 18/10/2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Co-organized by the Government of Cambodia and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the objectives of this conference is to: (1) To identify development priorities and challenges of least developed countries in the region by reviewing progress of these countries in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action; (2) To enhance the capacities of policymakers and development practitioners in aligning national development strategies with the Istanbul Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; (3) To identify the potential role of development cooperation with North-East Asian countries to assist least developed countries in their development and to increase the capacity of policymakers and researchers from least developed countries and other stakeholders on ways to effectively leverage development partnerships with economies in North-East Asia; (4) To enhance regional economic cooperation and integration of least developed countries to smoothen their transition in graduating from the category of least developed country…more
17/10/2017 – 20/10/2017, Rosario, Argentina
Held at the Faculty of Economics and Statistics of the National University of Rosario, the Interamerican Conference on Statistics (Congreso Interamericano de Estadística, CIE) is expected to be the most relevant scientific meeting on Statistics of the year in the region. The activities being organized for this conference include a workshop about Education on Statistics, a panel discussion on Official Statistics, a workshop with live-demonstration of data analysis, the “Young Biometricians Contest” for students, talks and numerous oral and poster presentations…more
The Sustainable Development Goals place new demands on the statistical systems of developing countries, but support for building sufficient capacity is lagging behind.