22 May 2024

Last update 10 / 03 / 2024

GASTAT participates in 55th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission

General Authority for Statistics participated in the fifty-fifth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission which took place from 27 February to 1 March 2024 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives of member states' statistical offices and representatives of United Nations statistical organizations involved in statistical work took part in the session.

The session discussed topics related to international statistical activities, reviewed practices related to sustainable development indicators for the year 2023 and the progress made, as well as discussed indicators related to economic, social, spatial, and resource statistics. It also addressed developments in the methodologies of calculating statistical indicators and indices and their applications in participating countries, as well as new and improved data collection methods.

Such sessions are important as they work on reviewing and setting statistical standards, developing concepts and methods used by official statistical offices worldwide and discussing new international statistical methodologies, standards, and classifications. They also shed light on reviewing key international statistics related to economic and social matters and discussing international efforts to develop the capabilities of statisticians.

It is worth mentioning that the United Nations Statistics Division organizes the Statistical Commission session annually in the first quarter of each year. This session is one of the highest levels of international statistical sessions and serves as a reference for those interested in statistical field.

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