Seminars and Workshops
4-5 November, 2013 9/9/2013
Seventh Regional Seminar on the Millennium Development Goals "Post-2015 development agenda and challenges for the national statistical systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
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At the twelfth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC, held in Pucón, Chile, in April 2013, States members agreed to hold a substantive seminar on the development agenda beyond 2015 and challenges for national statistical systems in Latin America and the Caribbean in the framework of the seventh meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas.

Given the importance of establishing a common regional perspective on the post-2015 development agenda, and the need to involve the statistical community at an early stage in order to understand the challenges and opportunities that this process represents for the national statistical systems of the countries of the region, ECLAC convened an extended meeting to properly address the statistical aspects of the future agenda and the common challenges in this regard.

The main purpose of this seminar was to share and reflect with the directors and other staff members of the national statistical offices of the region, and with other statistical agencies participating in the meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas, on the progress made at the international and regional levels in designing the post-2015 development agenda and the main challenges in this connection. In addition, the countries had the opportunity to present their own experiences and set forth their expectations and advances regarding the implications for national statistical systems.

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Fuente: División de Estadísticas, CEPAL


Programme of the Meeting

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Meeting Photos

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  Monday 4 November
8.30- 9 a.m.REGISTRATION
9.00-9.30 a.m.OPENING SESSION
  Welcoming remarks and presentation of the seminar objectives
  - Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC
  - Elizabeth Barrios, Chair of the Statistical Conference of the Americas
  - Pascual Gerstenfeld, Director, Statistics Division of ECLAC
9.30-10.30 a.m. Towards a Post 2015 Development Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean. Remarks by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
  Spanish  English  Spanish
10.30 - 11 a.m. Coffee break
11 -11.30 a.m. Data revolution and the role of official statistics in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Statement by Stefan Schweinfest, Director, United Nations Statistics Division.  English   English  English  
11.30-11.50 a.m. Progress since Rio+20 and statistical implications of the Millennium Development Goals. Statement by Joseluis Samaniego, Chief, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC  Spanish  Spanish Spanish
 11.50am-12.10pmUp-date on the post-2015 global intergovernmental processes. Statemant  by Joe Colombano, Economic Advisor of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (via video-conference) English  
12.10 -12.30pmThe System of Environmental-Economic Accounts: a key instrument for measuring sustainable development. Statement by Pascual Gerstenfeld, Chief, Statistics Division of ECLAC   Spanish  Spanish  Spanish
12.30-1p.m.Discussion and statements by the countries 
1 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch
2.30-2.50 p.m.A common vision from the Caribbean region. Statement by Diane Quarless, Director, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean
 Spanish Spanish  
2.50-3.10 p.m. Implications of the new agenda for the NSS of Paraguay. Statement by Elizabeth Barrios, Director, Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos (DGEEC) of Paraguay  Spanish  Spanish Spanish
3.10-3.30 p.m. Inter-institutional coordination for designing the Sustainable Development Goals in Colombia. Statement by Ana Victoria Vega, Director of Synthesis and National Accounts and Daniel Rodríguez, Advisor, Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) of Colombia  Spanish  Spanish   Spanish
3.30-3.50 p.m. Discussion and statements by the countries 
3.50-4.10 p.m.Coffee break
4.10-4.30 p.m. Implications of the new agenda for the NSS of Argentina. Statement by Ana Edwin, Director, Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INDEC) of Argentina
 Spanish   Spanish  
4.30-4.50 p.m. Current statistical production and prospects for 2018. Statement by Samuel Hernández, Director, Dirección General de Estadísticas y Censos (DIGESTYC) of El Salvador  Spanish
4.50-5.10 p.m.Improving the National Statistical System of St Lucia to inform the Emerging Development Agenda. Statement Edwin St. Catherine, Director, Government Statistics Department of Saint Lucia  English   English   English   
5.10-5.30 p.m. Discussion and statements by the countries 
  Tuesday 5 November
9– 9.45 a.m.Opening Session of seventh Meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC
10-10.20 a.m. Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda: Report of the United Nations Task Team on the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda. Statement by Diana Alarcón, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations
 Spanish   Spanish  English  Spanish   
10.20-10.40 a.m. The gender perspective in the post-2015 development agenda. Statement by Sonia Montaño, Director,Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC
 Spanish  Spanish Spanish   
10.40-11.00 a.m. Discussion and statements by the countries 
11-11:30 a.m. Coffee break
11.30-11.50 a.m. The Post 2015 Development Agenda: risks, threats and opportunities. Statement by Wasmalia Bivar, President, Brazilian Geographical and Statistical Institute (IBGE)  Spanish  Spanish   Spanish   
11.50 a.m.-12.10 p.m. Implications of the new agenda for the national statistical system of Mexico. Statement by a Félix Vélez Fernández, Vice-president of the Government Body of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) of Mexico
 Spanish  Spanish   
12.10 -12.45 p.m.Discussion and statements by the countries 
12.45-1 p.m. Closing Remarks
  -                      Representative of the Staistics Division of ECLAC
  -                      Chair of the Statistical Conference of the Americas