ESCAP Committee on Statistics, Sixth Session

16 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018, Bangkok

The Sixth Session of the Committee on Statistics within the theme “Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind” will convene at the United Nations headquarters in Bangkok from 16 to 19 October 2018.

This unique session comes at a critical time as the world recognizes the importance of timely and reliable data for robust evidence in policy decision-making. At the high-level segment, prominent decision-makers will, together with leaders of National Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific, identify transformative, collective actions to navigate policy with data to leave no one behind.

The Committee will advance member country decisions and commitments on official statistics as an indispensable element of the information system and core to monitoring the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

What: Committee on Statistics, Sixth Session
Who: H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Royal Thai Government

H.E. Dr. Samaychanh Boupha, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR

Mr Hongjoo Hahm, Officer-in-Charge, ESCAP
When: 16 – 19 October 2018
Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok

Media Highlights:
16 October 2018

09:00 – 10:00 Opening of the Senior Officials Segment
13:00 – 14:00 Side event on “The Importance of Producing and Using Gender Statistics in Disaster Prone Countries”

17 October 2018

12:00 – 14:00 Side event on “Monitoring SDG Targets for Children”

18 October 2018

09:00 – 12:00 Special Session on “SDG Data Flows and Global Reporting: The Asia-Pacific Experience”
12:00 – 13:00 Side event on “The Inclusive Data Charter: Making Everyone Count”

19 October 2018

09:00 – 09:45 Opening of the High-Level Segment
12:00 – 13:00 Side event on “Advancing SDG 14 through Ocean Accounting”

Media Accreditation
Please provide the following to (First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number/copy of passport; Email Address; Mobile Number; News Agency, and latest electronic copy of a passport-sized photo) to escap-scas@un.org
For media inquiries, please contact: Ms. Katie Elles, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, M: (66) 9481 525 36 / E: elles@un.org