Representatives of national statistics institutes from Latin America and the Caribbean will participate on March 27-28 in Santiago, Chile in the Eighteenth Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA), where they will analyze the strategic challenges and priorities for regional statistical development and examine the state of progress of the activities scheduled for the 2018-2019 period.
The gathering will be inaugurated by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Guillermo Pattillo, Director of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) of Chile, in his role as President of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC.
At this meeting, participants will analyze from different perspectives the strategic challenges and priorities for the region’s statistical development that can be addressed through collaborative work by the Conference’s member countries. These priority areas and the expected outcomes will serve to guide the preparation of the Working Groups’ programs of activities for the 2020-2021 period.
Progress on implementing the SCA’s Biennial Program of Regional and International Cooperation Activities, 2018-2019 will also be assessed.
The meeting will be conducive to addressing strategic matters and those related to administering national statistics offices and national statistical systems, as well as to analyzing the process of rotation of the representatives of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Participants will also present the progress made on implementing the Statistical and Geospatial Framework for the Americas (MEGA), and they will review preparations for the Tenth Meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas, which will be held in November in Chile.
The Statistical Conference of the Americas is a subsidiary body of ECLAC and the main forum for discussing the development of statistics in the region. Its main objectives are to promote the development and improvement of national statistics and their international comparability, along with international, regional and bilateral cooperation among national offices and international and regional agencies.
Along with Chile in the Presidency, the SCA’s Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 period is made up of Canada, Costa Rica, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico and Peru, in accordance with what countries agreed upon at the Ninth Meeting of the Conference, held in November 2017 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
What: Eighteenth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC
- Representatives of national statistics institutes from Latin America and the Caribbean
Speakers at the inauguration (Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 a.m.):
- Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary.
- Guillermo Pattillo, Director of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) of Chile, in his role as President of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC.
When: Wednesday and Thursday, March 27-28, 2019.
Where: ECLAC’s headquarters. Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile (Celso Furtado room).