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The Database of International Statistical Activities (DISA) lists the activities of over 30 statistical organizations active in the UNECE region. Updated every year, DISA is a coherent catalogue of planned work in international statistics over the coming year.  
1.1 Population and migration (UN Statistics Division)
Demographic Yearbook

 • Continue to compile and disseminate demographic statistics in the • Continue to compile and disseminate demographic statistics in the printed issues of the United Nations Demographic Yearbook and on the website.

 • Continue to provide all the data reported to the Demographic Yearbook in electronic format via the UNData portal.

• Further develop the storage and retrieval system for maintaining the demographic database.

• The UNSD coordinates the collection of demographic statistics with the WHO, EUROSTAT, ILO and the Economic Commission for Europe in order to minimize the reporting burden on the national statistical services and to provide as wide a range of users as possible with access to demographic statistics shown in international statistical publications including the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.

Migration Statistics

• Continue the work on the analysis of statistical methodology applied for measuring international migration through censuses, sample surveys and administrative sources.

• Annual collection of data on international migrant flows through the revised Demographic Yearbook questionnaire is put in place and initiated.

1.4 Health (UN Statistics Division)
Disability Statistics

 • Development of methods to improve the collection and compilation of disability statistics through surveys and censuses. In particular, UNSD worked with the Washington Group on Disability Statistics in the developing of a small set of general disability measures, suitable for use in censuses.

1.7 Human settlements and housing (UN Statistics Division)
Demographic Yearbook
 Ongoing work

• The questionnaire on housing conditions collected by national housing censuses has been incorporated in the Demographic Yearbook regular collection mechanism. The first tabulations, posted by end of 2012, will be followed by a full set in 2013 in the form of the Compendium of Housing Statistics.

1.11 Time use (UN Statistics Division)
Time use statistics

 • Time-use statistics website (containing methods, publications and meeting documents) is regularly updated to include experiences of countries that have recently conducted time-use surveys. See: 

• The UN Trial International Classification of Activities for Time-use Statistics (ICATUS) is under revision by a group of experts from national and international statistical offices that initially met in New York from 11 to 13 June 2012. Discussion among experts is still ongoing and the finalization of ICATUS is expected for 2013.