New York, March 3 (BNA): The Information and e-Government Authority, represented by Duaa Sultan Muhammad, Executive Vice President of Statistics and Population Registry, participated in the fifty-fourth session (2023) of the United Nations Statistical Commission, held at the United Nations Headquarters. Headquartered in New York from February 28 to March 3, 2023.
The Information & eGovernment Authority participated in the main meetings and workshops that were organized during the sessions. The agenda included 14 topics covering the data and indicators of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the mechanism for collecting social statistics and the importance of its indicators.
They dealt with economic statistics and the development of regional statistics, in addition to discussing international statistical classifications, household surveys, big data and others, in addition to other topics for discussion and decision-making by the committee.
Doaa stressed that this annual meeting, which is held in March of each year, is one of the main international platforms that bring together key statistics and data experts from around the world, including senior officials in statistical agencies and centers from different countries, in addition to United Nations officials. , International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Labor Organization (ILO) and other data related bodies and entities.
The Deputy Executive Director of Statistics and Population Registry praised the efforts of the Gulf Statistics Center in identifying issues related to the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the topics for discussion, noting the importance of coordination and cooperation between national statistical centers in these areas.
She stressed the efforts of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to determine the positions of the ESCWA countries regarding the issues discussed during the meeting.
It is worth noting that the United Nations Statistical Commission, whose membership includes 24 member states of the United Nations, is chosen by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, including the State of Kuwait for this year, whose membership expires in December 2023, and the Republic of Tunisia, whose membership expires. In December 2025.
Founded in 1947, the Statistical Commission is the highest body in the global statistical system that brings together senior statisticians from member countries from all over the world, responsible for decision-making for international statistical activities, setting statistical standards and developing concepts and methods, including implementation at the national and international levels.