The Conference of European Statisticians (CES) provides a platform for coordination of international statistical work in the UNECE region. Its members are Heads of national and international statistical organizations representing the UNECE and OECD member countries, plus some countries from outside the region and all major international organisations active in statistics. The CES meets every year in June, alternating between Geneva and Paris.
The main objectives of the CES are:
- to improve national statistics and their international comparability
- to promote close coordination of statistical activities so as to achieve greater uniformity in concepts and definitions and to reduce the burden on national statistical offices
- to respond to any emerging need for international statistical cooperation
- to discuss and adopt statistical standards in the UNECE region
The Database of International Statistical Activities (DISA) is a useful tool for the coordination of international statistical work, as it provides an overview of the activities of over 30 statistical organizations active in the UNECE region.
The CES Bureau reviews each year selected statistical areas in depth to improve coordination of statistical activities in UNECE region, identify gaps or duplication of work, and address emerging issues. All reviews conclude with concrete recommendations. The outcomes achieved by October 2013 in reviews carried out in 2007–2013 are presented here.
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