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=E2=80=A2 Continue to compile and disseminate demographic statistics in =
the Demographic Yearbook, website and CD-Rom.
=E2=80=A2 Further devel= op the storage and retrieval system for maintaining the demographic databas= e.
=E2=80=A2 The UNSD coordinates the collection of demographic stati= stics with the WHO, EUROSTAT, ILO and the Economic Commission for Europe in= order to minimize the reporting burden on the national statistical service= s and to provide as wide a range of users as possible with access to demogr= aphic statistics shown in international statistical publications including = the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.
=E2=80=A2 Finalize technical report on measuring international migration=
through censuses and sample surveys.
=E2=80=A2 Migrant stock data th= at were collected through the Demographic Yearbook (DYB) Population Census = Questionnaires are now available at the UNSD website.
=E2=80=A2 Annual collection of data on international migrant flows throu= gh the revise the DYB questionnaire.=20
=E2=80=A2 Development of methods to improve the collection and compilati= on of disability statistics through surveys and censuses. In particular, UN= SD worked with the Washington Group on Disability Statistics in the develop= ing of a small set of general disability measures, suitable for use in cens= uses.=20
=E2=80=A2 UNSD has developed a new questionnaire on housing statistics. = The questionnaire was circulated to countries with other census questionnai= res in spring 2009 and in 2010 (for countries that did not reply the first = time). After the validation of data a set of tabulations will have been pos= ted in the end of 2012, as a Compendium of Housing Statistics.=20
=E2=80=A2 A Guide to producing statistics on time-use: Measuring Paid an= d Unpaid work, was published in 2005.=20
=E2=80=A2 Time-use statistics website (containing methods, publications = and meeting documents) is regularly updated to include experiences of count= ries that have recently conducted time-use surveys. See: ht= tp://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/sconcerns/tuse/.=20
=E2=80=A2 Time-use statistics showing sex differences in the use of time= is compiled and presented in the in The World's Women 2010: Trends and Sta= tistics, launched in October 2010.=20
=E2=80=A2 The detailed structure and explanatory notes for the UN Trial = International Classification of Activities for Time-use Statistics (ICATUS)= are available for comments on the following web site: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regcst.asp?Cl=3D231&L= g=3D1.=20
=E2=80=A2 The finalization of the UN Trial International Classification = of Activities for Time-use Statistics (ICATUS) is expected in 2012.=20
=E2=80=A2 Contributes as a member of the Inter-Secretariat Working Group= on National Accounts (ISWGNA) to the international coordination, developme= nt and updating of the System of National Accounts (SNA), the international= ly accepted statistical standard of the national accounts. The System of Na= tional Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA) is the latest version of the SNA.=20
=E2=80=A2 Serves as the Secretariat to the ISWGNA by providing logistica= l and administrative support to the research and implementation program of = the ISWGNA and the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts (AEG).=20
=E2=80=A2 Administers and maintains the website of the ISWGNA, which pro= vides a platform for coordination and monitoring of the research and implem= entation programme for the SNA. It provides links to the work programs of t= he ISWGNA members and the Regional Commissions and the progress on the rese= arch agenda of the SNA including the activities of the AEG. The website is = available at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/de= fault.asp.=20
=E2=80=A2 Drafts, publishes and disseminates the bi-annual ISWGNA newsle= tter "SNA News and Notes" in cooperation with the members of the = ISWGNA. The newsletter contains information on developments in research iss= ues relevant for the SNA and related international standards; clarification= s, interpretations and changes in the SNA; country experiences in the SNA i= mplementation as well as publications, meetings and seminars and other rele= vant information.=20
=E2=80=A2 Drafts in collaboration with the ISWGNA members, the annual IS= WGNA report to the Statistical Commission which sets out the strategy and s= tatus of progress of statistical programme for the SNA in part based on cou= ntry assessments of their scope and detail of implementation of the account= s of the SNA and their conceptual compliance with the SNA recommendations.<= /p>=20
=E2=80=A2 Undertakes methodological research on issues on the internatio= nal research agenda for the SNA in collaboration with the ISWGNA with a pre= sent priority on FISIM, globalisation-related issues and emissions permits.==20
=E2=80=A2 Supports the implementation programme of the 2008 SNA by devel= oping and updating supporting normative standards, training material and co= mpilation guidance for the implementation of national accounts and supporti= ng economic statistics.=20
=E2=80=A2 Delivers a statistical capacity building program for the imple= mentation of the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics through a series of reg= ional and interregional workshops and seminar in collaboration with the Reg= ional Commissions and regional agencies and through a limited number of ind= ividual country technical assistance missions.=20
=E2=80=A2 Collects and disseminates official annual national accounts st= atistics from countries and publishes them in the National Accounts Statist= ics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables. The data are also available elect= ronically through the UNdata website at http://data.un.org/.=20
=E2=80=A2 Prepares national accounts estimates to complement the officia= l national accounts statistics from countries to obtain consistent and comp= lete time series and publishes them in the National Accounts Statistics: An= alysis of Main Aggregates.=20
=E2=80=A2 Maintains the National Accounts Main Aggregates Database which= contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of= main national accounts aggregates and derived analytical indicators and ra= tios for more than 200 countries and territories. These data are available = on the web at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/Introduction.as= p.=20
=E2=80=A2 Provides services to the Committee for Contributions of the Un= ited Nations through research on the methodology of the scale of assessment= (i.e. contributions to the United Nations by Member States), and the actua= l calculation of the scale of assessment. This also includes the provision = of services to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Na= tions in respect to the scale of assessment.=20
New methodological work:<= /span>=20
=E2=80=A2 Prepare a national accounts handbook on Financial production, =
flows and stock in the SNA.
=E2=80=A2 Develops guidelines on the requ= irements for the statistical production process of economic statistics and = short term economic indicators to facilitate the implementation of the 2008= SNA.
=E2=80=A2 Coordinate work to develop a handbook on input-output= tables.
=E2=80=A2 Coordinate work to develop a handbook on business = registers.
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues the collection, processing and dissemination of= global industrial commodity production statistics and maintains the indust= rial commodity statistics database containing data for about 200 countries = and areas and more than 600 commodities. Production data is being provided = in physical quantities and monetary values.=20
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues compilation and dissemination of Index Numbers = of Industrial Production for countries, geographic regions and the world;= p>=20
=E2=80=A2 Industrial statistics are published in UNSD's Industrial Commo= dity Statistics Yearbook, in the UN Statistical Yearbook and in the Monthly= Bulletin of Statistics. Industrial Commodity Statistics datasets and the G= eneral Industrial Statistics Dataset are available in electronic format.=20
New activities for 2012:=20
=E2=80=A2 Further development of the industry statistics web-site, espec=
ially with respect to short-term indicators.
=E2=80=A2 Conduct of reg= ional workshops on manufacturing statistics.
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues to maintain the most comprehensive database of =
worldwide energy statistics (production, trade, stock changes, bunkers and =
consumption) covering more than 200 countries and areas and time series fro=
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues to publish the Energy Statistics Yea= rbook and the Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles on an annual basis;<= br /> =E2=80=A2 Data sharing arrangements between UNSD and IEA/OECD continu= e to reduce the data collection burden.
Activities for 2012:=20
=E2=80=A2 Preparation of the Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM) w=
hich provides practical guidance in the implementation of IRES, including c=
ollection of country practices;
=E2=80=A2 Organization of training wo= rkshops for developing countries;
=E2=80=A2 Update and improvement of= the UN Energy Statistics Database, including collection, processing and di= ssemination arrangements for both data and metadata according to the recomm= endations provided in IRES;
=E2=80=A2 Work on improving transparency = of oil statistics in collaboration with other international organizations a= ctive in this area (APERC, Eurostat, IAE/OECD, OLADE, OPEC and IEFS) throug= h the Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI);
=E2=80=A2 Further development= of the energy statistics web-site.
Compilation of statistical series on international maritime transport an= d registration of new motor vehicles for dissemination in the Monthly Bulle= tin of Statistics (MBS) and the MBS Online; compilation of statistical seri= es on civil aviation for dissemination in both the MBS and the UN Statistic= al Yearbook.=20
=E2=80=A2 Finalizing the International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Com=
pilers Manual, Revision 1;
=E2=80=A2 Major upgrade of the UN Comtrade= database, including the integration of monthly data;
=E2=80=A2 Gradu= ally developing new methodology for the future of trade statistics, by link= ing trade and business statistics, integrating trade in goods and services = and improving institutional arrangements at national level, as expressed in= the "Vision 2020" document.
=E2=80=A2 Capacity development activities for the improvement of compila=
tion practices and implementation of the new international recommendations =
=E2=80=A2 Continuation of work on UN COMTRADE to provide= high quality data and efficient public, governmental and international age= ncy access;
=E2=80=A2 Production of analytical outputs, such as the T= rade Statistics Yearbook;
=E2=80=A2 Coordination of international sta= tistical work in the field of trade statistics (in co-operation with EUROST= AT, OECD, UNCTAD, FAO, WTO, WCO, the UN Regional Commissions and other inte= rnational and regional organizations).
International Trade in Serv= ices=20
=E2=80=A2 Development of the Compilers Guide for the revised Manual on S=
tatistics of International Trade in Services 2010;
=E2=80=A2 Establis= hment of UN Expert Group on compilation of SITS (EG-CSITS);
=E2=80=A2= Further development of the UN database on international trade in services = (UN ServiceTrade);
=E2=80=A2 Gradually developing new methodology for= the future of trade statistics, by linking trade and business statistics, = integrating trade in goods and services and improving institutional arrange= ments at national level, as expressed in the "Vision 2020" docume= nt.
Ongoing and new activities:=20
=E2=80=A2 Concening the meetings of EG-CSITS for the development of the =
Compilers Guide for MSITS 2010;
=E2=80=A2 Contribute to the drafting = of the compilation guide for IRTS 2008;
=E2=80=A2 Capacity developmen= t activities for the improvement of compilation practices and implementatio= n of the new international recommendations (MSITS 2010);
=E2=80=A2 Co= ntinuation of data collection activities on a worldwide basis in cooperatio= n with other involved international organizations;
=E2=80=A2 Supporti= ng the work of the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Servi= ces, including publishing the Newsletter of the Task Force on Statistics of= International Trade in Services and maintaining its website.
Improvement of the coverage, quality,=
comparability and timeliness of environmental data through:
<= span style=3D"color: rgb(0,0,0);">=E2=80=A2 Conceptual and methodological d= evelopment of environment statistics;
=E2=80=A2 Preparation for the 2012 da=
ta collection cycle;
=E2=80= =A2 Data collection and compilation guidance for water statistics; =E2=80=A2 Regular publication of th= e ENVSTAT Newsletter and maintenance of the Environment Statistics website<= /span>
=E2=80=A2 Act as Secretariat to the In= tersecretariat Working Group on Environment Statistics;
=E2=80=A2 Preparation for regional training wo= rkshops and capacity building projects.
=E2=80=A2 Revision of the UN Framewor=
k for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES);
=E2=80=A2 Development of a core set of environ= ment statistics;
=E2=80=A2 = Expert Group on Environment Statistics to review the UN FDES and the core s= et of statistics.
Ongoing methodological work:<= /strong>=20
=E2=80=A2 Revision of the SEEA - With=
the finalization of the SEEA Central Framework, the work will focus on the=
development and drafting of the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts and S=
EEA Extensions and Applications;
=E2=80=A2 Preparation of th= e System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Energy;
New methodological work:=20
=E2=80=A2 Revision of the SEEA -Devel=
opment and drafting of the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts and SEEA Ex=
tensions and Applications;
= =E2=80=A2 Knowldege base on environmental-economic accounts, including coun= try practices;
=E2=80=A2 Im= plementation of the SEEA-Water in countries including preparation of compil= ers manual.
=E2=80=A2 The UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accoun= ting (UNCEEA) was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 36th = session in March 2005. A revision of the mandate, governance and programme = of work will be discussed by the Statistical Commission at its forty-first = session.=20
The programme of work of the Committe=
e encompasses six areas, namely
(b) = methodological development for normative statistical standards and other re= search;
(c) development of = integrated databases;
(d) i= mplementation of environmental-economic accounting and environment statisti= cs and statistical capacity building;
(e) promotion of environmental-economic accounting and environme= nt statistics;
(f) formulat= ion of a statistical response on emerging policy issues. An elaboration of = the Committee's programme of work with outputs and deliverables is presente= d in a separate document.
Ongoing methodological work:<= /strong>=20
=E2=80=A2 The main project of the UNC=
EEA is steering and managing the revision process of the SEEA with the focu=
s on SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts and SEEA Extensions and Applicati=
=E2=80=A2 The Committe= e, within its mandate, has an umbrella function in coordinating and providi= ng vision, direction and prioritisation to ensure that existing groups work= in complementary fashion, in particular with regard to the London Group on= Environmental Accounts, the Expert Group on Ecosystem Accounts and the Osl= o Group on Energy Statistics;
=E2=80=A2 The Committee has organized during its meetings discussions on= different policy themes including green economy, resource productivity and= efficiency, climate change, biodiversity, economics of ecosystem services;=
=E2=80=A2 The Committee wi= ll work on the development of the strategic programme of implementation for= the SEEA Central Framework, which has now been completed. I= t has until now focused its activities on developing an implementation prog= ramme for water accounts and statistics.
=E2=80=A2 To share best-practices, a web-based knowledge base= platform has been set-up It features events and activities in the field of= environmental-economic accounting and a searchable library of publications= .
The UNCEEA meets once a year in June;=
the Bureau meets on a regular basis by teleconference.
More information can be found at the UNCEEA we= bsite:
3.1 Environment (London Group= )=20
Ongoing methodological work:<= /strong>=20
With the finalization of the SEEA Cen= tral Framework, the Group will refocus its work on issues of implementation= and compilation of SEEA accounts. In particular, the London= Group will provide a forum for reaching a consensus on best practices and = reviewing compilation and training material. The London Group= will also review and comment the draft SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Account= s as well as contribute to the drafting of the SEEA Extensions and Applicat= ions. Mark de Haan of Statistics Netherlands has been electe= d for a second terms as the Chair of the London Group.=20
The London Group's priority objective= s are to assist in the development and reviewing training and promotion mat= erial as well as contributing to the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts a= nd SEEA Extensions and Applications.=20
Following the finalization of the SEE=
A Central Framework, the London Group will:
=E2=80=A2 Prepare, review and comment on compilers manuals= and promotion material.
= =E2=80=A2 Contribute to the development of SEEA Extensions and Applications= .
=E2=80=A2 Contribute to t= he development of SEEA Experimental Ecosystem accounts.
The 16th Meeting took place in Octobe=
r 2010 (Santiago, Chile) and the 17th meeting in September 2011 (Stockholm)=
. The next meeting of the Group is scheduled to take place in October in Ot=
More informati= on can be found at the London Group website: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/envaccount= ing/londongroup/default.asp
=E2=80=A2 Dissemination of data on cities population through the website= http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products= /dyb/City_Page.htm and through UN Data.=20
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues its work of reviewing methodologies used by cou=
ntries in poverty mapping, highlighting good practices.
=E2=80=A2 UNSD convened an expert group meeting in September 2008 on the=
scope and content of social statistics, with the aim of seeking inputs tow=
ards an international action plan to improve social statistics.
See <= a href=3D"http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/meetings/egm/social_stat_2= 008.htm" class=3D"external-link">http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/mee= tings/egm/social_stat_2008.htm.
=E2=80=A2 UNSD serves as the secretariat for the Friends of the Chair gr=
oup of the United Nations Statistical Commission on Statistical Indicators =
on Violence against Women. The Friends of the Chair group developed a list =
of recommended statistical indicators to measure violence against women. Su=
bsequently, in response to the request from the Friends of the Chair, UNSD =
has undertaken the preparation of the guidelines for producing statistics o=
n violence against women. UNSD organized a consultative meeting in Beirut i=
n November 2011 to review the draft guidelines. It is expected the draft gu=
idelines will be finalized and published in 2012.
=E2=80=A2 UNSD maintains a website of Social Indicators which is updated=
twice a year:
See also: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/dem= ographic/products/socind/default.htm.3.3.2 Gender and special population groups (UN Sta= tistics Division)
=E2=80=A2 Following the recommendations of the 2006 Inter-Agency and Exp= ert Group Meeting on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS), the Division has launched= a Global Programme on Gender Statistics to promote advances in gender stat= istics at the global, regional and national levels through: 1) the strength= ening of the collaboration among stakeholders, 2) the development and imple= mentation of training activities and 3) the dissemination of selected gende= r statistics and indicators in key areas of concern. As part of the Program= me, the Division, in collaboration with various partners conducted the foll= owing activities:=20
=E2=80=A2 Inter-regional workshop on the Production of Gender Statistics=
, held in New Delhi, India, 6-10 August 2007.
See: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/meetings/wsh= ops/India%20Aug07/DOCLIST.htm.
=E2=80=A2 Global Forum on Gender Statistics, held in Rome, Italy, 10-12 =
See: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/meetings/wshops/Gender_Sta= tistics_10Dec07_Rome/default.htm.
=E2=80=A2 Second annual meeting of the IAEG-GS, held in Rome, Italy, 13 =
See: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/meetings/wshops/Gender_Sta= tistics_10Dec07_Rome/default.htm.
=E2=80=A2 Establishment of two advisory groups to provide guidance to UN= SD on 1) gender statistics training and curricula development and 2) global= gender indicators database.=20
=E2=80=A2 Development and launch of Gender Info 2007 -a global database =
of gender statistics and indicators in key areas of concern.
See: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/product= s/genderinfo/default.htm
=E2=80=A2 A survey of gender statistics activities and training needs wa= s conducted in 2008 among National Statistical Offices and relevant organiz= ations at the regional and global levels. The aim was to obtain information= in order to better tailor UNSD's upcoming activities within the Global Pro= gramme on Gender Statistics. The results of the survey are being processed = and analyzed, and a report completed in 2009.=20
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues to disseminate basic gender statistics and indi= cators through its website: "Statistics and indicators on Women and Me= n" which is updated semi-annually. See http://unstats.u= n.org/unsd/demographic/products/indwm.=20
=E2=80=A2 The second Global Forum on Gender Statistics was held from 26-= 28 January 2009 in Accra, Ghana.=20
=E2=80=A2 The third annual meeting of the IAEG-GS was heldon 29 January = 2009 in Accra, Ghana.=20
=E2=80=A2 The third Global Forum on gender Statistics was held in Manila=
, Philippines, from 11-13 October 2010.
See: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/= meetings/wshops/Philippines_Globalforum_Oct2010/default.htm.
=E2=80=A2 The fourth meeting of the IAEG-GS was held in Manila, Philippi= nes, on 14 October 2010.=20
=E2=80=A2 The fifth meeting of the IAEG-GS was held in New York, USA, fr= om 4-6 October 2011.=20
=E2=80=A2 The next meeting of the IAEG-GS and the fourth Global Forum on=
Gender Statistics are scheduled to take place from 25-29 March, 2012 in Jo=
Indicators related to the M= illennium Development Goals=20
=E2=80=A2 The United Nations Statistics Division initiated its work on M= DG monitoring in 2002, in its role as coordinator of the Inter-agency and E= xpert Group (IAEG) on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) indicators. The wor= k has included the preparation of data and analysis to assess progress towa= rds the MDGs, the technical development of the indicators, the development = and maintenance of the MDG Indicator Database and a series of activities to= improve the statistical capacity of countries for national MDG monitoring.= Since 2005, the Division has also coordinated the work for the yearly prod= uction of the flagship publication, MDG Report, progress charts and MDGInfo= .=20
=E2=80=A2 The 21th meeting of the IAEG-MDG will be held in Ne=
w York on 23-24 February 2012.
=E2=80=A2 The 22th meeting = of the IAEG-MDG will be held in Geneva on 30 October - 2 November 2012.
=E2=80=A2 A workshop on Millennium Development Goals Monitoring for the = Pacific region is tentatively scheduled to take place in November 2012.
=E2=80=A2 Brings together selected economic, social and environmental da=
ta produced by UNSD, other UN offices and agencies, international, national=
and specialized organizations for dissemination in the Statistical Yearboo=
k (print), Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (print and Internet), World Stati=
stics Pocketbook (print) and UNdata.
=E2=80=A2 UNSD will continue to develop a well-structured web-site to di=
sseminate metadata and demographic and social statistics;
=E2=80=A2 I= mplement conclusions and recommendations of the Expert Group Meeting to Rev= iew the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system: for details pleasesee <= a href=3D"http://unstats.un.or./unsd/demographic/meetings/egm/DYB_1103/docs= /no_L4.pdf" class=3D"external-link">http://unstats.un.or./unsd/demographic/= meetings/egm/DYB_1103/docs/no_L4.pdf. See also: http://unst= ats.un.org/unsd/demographic/default.htm; in particular revise questionn= aires to lessen response burden.
=E2=80=A2 Continues to develop comprehensive standardized metadata on so=
urces and definitions for the Millennium Development Goals Indicators datab=
ase, to provide user-friendly public and agency access to authoritative met=
adata on sources and definitions for international statistics, available at=
=E2=80=A2 UNSD is finalizing the second edition of the Handbook= on MDG Indicators, in both printed version and electronic version, in a wi= ki-type application. (See: http://mdgs.un.org).
Ongoing activities:<= /span>=20
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues to maintain the Classifications Hotline which p=
rovides assistance to national statistical offices and others with regard t=
o interpretation, structure and use of ISIC, CPC and the Classifications of=
Expenditure According to Purpose;
=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues to mainta= in the UN Classifications Website and Registry;
=E2=80=A2 UNSD contin= ues the publication of a Classifications Newsletter.
Activities for 2012:=20
=E2=80=A2 Development of complimentary tools and documentation for the r=
evised classifications, including alphabetical indexes and correspondences =
to other versions of the classifications as well as to other activity and p=
roduct classifications such as NACE, CPA, PRODCOM and HS;
=E2=80=A2 P= reparation of other training materials to facilitate the implementation and= use of ISIC and CPC.
=E2=80=A2 Serving as the Secretariat of the 2010 World Programme on Popu=
lation and Housing Censuses, continued to coordinate global and regional ac=
tivities aimed at achieving the goal of the 2010 World Programme to ensure =
that all countries and areas conduct a population and housing census at lea=
st once in the period 2005-2014.
In general, UNSD will continue updat= ing the 2010 world programme resource center with information about census = taking worldwide and technical documentation on census good practices. A fr= ee software, CensusInfo, is developed in partnership with UNFPA and UNICEF = to help countries disseminate their census results.
=E2=80=A2 Finalized the Principles and Recommendations for Population an=
d Housing Censuses, Rev. 2 and published it in print form in 2008 and on th=
=E2=80=A2 Maintains the 2010 Census Knowledge Base - http://uns= tats.un.org/unsd/censuskb/.
=E2=80=A2 Maintains a website for the= 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme http://unstats.un.org//unsd/demographic/sources/census/2010_P= HC/default.htm.
=E2=80=A2 Published the Handbook on Geospatial In= frastructure in Support of Census Activities in 2009.
=E2=80=A2 Publi= shed the Handbooks for Census Reports and Data Editing Rev. 1 in 2009.
=E2=80=A2 Published the Handbook on Measuring the Economically Active Pop= ulation and Related Characteristics in Population Censuses, in collaboratio= n with the ILO, in 2009.
=E2=80=A2 Published the technical report, Po= st-Enumeration Surveys: Operational Guidelines, in 2010.4.3.2 Business and agricultural censuses and regi= sters (UN Statistics Division)
=E2=80=A2 Compilation of country practices in establishing, maintenance = and use statistical business register; the work will be done in cooperation= with UNECE and other regional commissions.=20
=E2=80=A2 Consultations with developing and transitional countries on us=
e of administrative data and on statistical business register in order to b=
egin preparation of a report on good practices in this area.4.3.5 Other administrative and non-survey sou=
rces (UN Statistics Division)
Civil registration and vital statistics
Ongoing methodological work:=20
Disseminate widely and systematically the handbook series on the develop=
ment and maintenance of civil registration and vital statistics systems. Th=
e following publications have been issued since 1998:
=E2=80=A2 Handb= ook on the collection of Fertility and mortality Data, Sales No. 03.XVII.11= , United Nations, New York, 2003;
=E2=80=A2 Handbook on Training in C= ivil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, Sales No. E.02.XVII.10, Uni= ted Nations, New York, 2002;
=E2=80=A2 Principles and Recommendations= for a Vital Statistics System Revision 2, Sales No. E. 01.XVII.10, United = Nations, New York, 2001;
=E2=80=A2 Handbook on Civil Registration and= Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance, Sales No.= E.98.XVII.11, United Nations, New York, 1998;
=E2=80=A2 Handbook on = Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Preparation of a Legal Fra= mework, Sales No. E. 98.XVII.7, United Nations, New York, 1998;
=E2= =80=A2 Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Develop= ing Information, Education and Communication, Sales No. E.98.XVII.4, United= Nations, New York, 1998;
=E2=80=A2 Handbook on Civil Registration an= d Vital Statistics Systems: Policies and Protocols for the Release and Arch= iving of Individual Records, Sales No. E.98.XVII.6, United Nations, New Yor= k, 1998;
=E2=80=A2 Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistic= s Systems: Computerization, Sales No. E.98.XVII.10, United Nations, New Yor= k, 1998.
Improve the coverage of vital registration systems and the capacity of c=
ountries to provide vital statistics from registration systems.
UNSD organized the Expert Group Meeting on civil registration and vital = statistics in June 2011. Consequently, the UNSD currently undertakes a revi= sion of the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, R= evision 2, based on the recommendations emanated from the meeting.=20
UNSD maintains the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Knowledge Bas= e documents at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/vitalstatkb and disseminates= United Nations methodological guidelines, demographic research articles an= d country practices and activities in the area of civil registration and vi= tal statistics. It facilitates the international exchange and sharing of kn= owledge and information, provides= guidance to countries, and monitors progress made on civil registration an= d vital statistics at national level.=20
=E2=80=A2 Maintains Internet access s=
ystems for its databases in international trade and national accounts, to p=
rovide more efficient public, governmental and international agency access;=
=E2=80=A2 Maintains proces= sing systems and is preparing Internet access systems for its databases in = energy, environment and industrial commodities to provide more efficient pu= blic, governmental and international agency access;
=E2=80=A2 Maintains MDG Indicators Database, inclu= ding detailed cell-level and indicator-level metadata and other reference m= aterial for use by the general public and government agencies who need refe= rences for their national MDG monitoring exercise;
=E2=80=A2 Maintains UNdata and provides free access= to databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points= cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Empl= oyment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry,= Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, R= efugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indica= tors.
=E2=80=A2 Collaborates with IMF, Eurostat, BIS, OECD and World Bank on t=
he development of XML data and metadata exchange standards;
=E2=80=A2 UNSD has fully developed data structure for = MDG Indicators, now being used for data and metadata exchange among some of= the agencies involved in the MDG monitoring. Training is also being provid= ed to some groups of countries who have expressed the interest in adopting = the platform for MDG data exchange.
=E2=80=A2 Coordination of intergovernmental and inter-agency meetings in= statistics, serving as secretariat to the UN Statistical Commission and th= e Committee on Coordination of Statistical Activities. See also: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/commission.htm and http://= unstats.un.org/unsd/workpartner_ccsa.htm.=20
Facilitator of City Groups= =20
=E2=80=A2 UNSD is facilitating the work of so-called 'city groups', in o= rder to address issues identified by the Statistical Commission as critical= problems. UNSD will continue to encourage countries to actively participat= e in the discussions of the various groups. It will also disseminate inform= ation on the groups and their activities widely. Detailed information on th= e groups and their activities is available at UN Web page. See also: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/citygroup/index.htm.= =20
The UN Statistics Division's objective is to support national efforts in= building and strengthening national statistical capacity of developing cou= ntries, particularly the least developed countries, and of countries with e= conomies in transition to routinely collect, compile, store, analyze and di= sseminate official statistics and indicators in the economic, social, demog= raphic and environment fields to produce quality data, including data disag= gregated by sex, for national policymakers and for other users at the natio= nal and international levels.=20
To meet the overall objective, UN Statistics Division's capacity buildin= g programme consists of providing advisory services, conducting workshops, = seminars and conferences, organizing study tours, arranging fellowships and= hosting interns and fellows, and maintaining knowledge hubs and toolkits i= n a number of statistical domains . These domains are i) national statistic= al system, ii) demographic and social statistics; iii) national accounts, b= asic economic statistics, trade statistics, industry statistics, econo= mic and social classifications and environmental-economic accounting; iv) e= nvironment and energy statistics; v) MDGs statistics and indicators; and vi= ) geospatial information. The first domain covers activities directly relat= ed to the organization of national statistical systems, such as the buildin= g of better institutional arrangements, improved legal frameworks, better o= rganizational structure and better management of human resources. The other= subject domains are very broadly defined to cover together most of the sub= stantive areas in statistics.=20
The main task within the domain of demographic and social statistics wil= l be to continue to assist Member States in conduct of their population and= housing censuses and disseminate census results in a timely manner. A proj= ect on improving gender statistics will be initiated in 2012. The prioritie= s in other domains are: i) implementation of the 2008 System of National Ac= counts (SNA), ii) implementation of the revised recommendations in areas of= industrial statistics and indices, energy statistics, international classi= fications, international trade statistics, and tourism statistics; and iii)= implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Indicat= ors (FDES) and volume 1 Central Framework of the System of Environmental-Ec= onomic Accounting (SEEA). Particular attention will be paid to the quality of statistical information and the developmen= t of a generic national quality assurance framework. UNSD also secur= ed donor funding for the improvement of the MDG indicators. Through its reg= ular programme and the donor funded projects UNSD will continue to assist d= eveloping countries with capacity development trainings in the areas of MDG= indicators, and monitoring of MDGs particularly in view of the 2015 deadli= ne for the Millennium Development Goals and the post 2015 agenda. The Divis= ion is also increasingly providing capacity-building support to member Stat= es in the area of geospatial information.=20