The SESRTCIC has been selected as the newest member of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA), at its eighth session, held in Montreal, Canada, on 4-5 September, 2006. Dr. Savas Alpay, Director General, represented the Centre thereat.
The CCSA was established on 19 September 2002 to promote coordination and integration among the statistical programmes of the international organizations. It aims to facilitate the use in Member States of internationally agreed concepts, definitions, recommendations and classifications of different international organizations by coordinating the work on methodological development and promoting harmonization of the methodologies in various fields of statistics. It also aims to achieve an integrated system in the collection, processing and dissemination of international statistics by promoting the coordination of the international official statistical system including technical cooperation in statistics. The members of the CCSA comprise international organizations such as the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), UNDP, UNCTAD, IMF, World Bank, FAO, OECD, EUROSTAT, World Tourism Organization and World Trade Organization.