The 41st Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission
Date : 23-26 February 2010 Venue : New York – USA

The 41st Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) was held on February 23-26, 2010 in New York. The representatives of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of UN Member States, observer countries and international organizations participated in the Session. SESRIC was represented thereat by Dr. Savaş Alpay, Director General, and Mrs.Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Researcher.

On Monday February 22nd, 2010 SESRIC participated in the 15th Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA). The meeting was attended by international organizations, such as the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), PARIS21, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and World Trade Organization (WTO). The delegates discussed issues such as global statistical system and the role of CCSA, the final agenda of the 2010 Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations and the provisional agenda regarding the special session on human capital to be organized during the 16th CCSA meeting. They had also been acknowledged about how the PRESS is used by PARIS21 and the progress reports of WTO, UNESCAP and UNSD.

The United Nations Statistical Commission convened a record number of delegations from many countries and started its deliberations on February 23rd, 2010. The delegates had a very dense agenda in front of them and discussed many issues including agricultural statistics, international trade statistics, environmental accounting, development indicators, geographic information management, and world statistics day. During the UNSC meetings, SESRIC had conducted many useful discussions with the delegates of the OIC Member States as well as the delegates of the international organizations.

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