Authorities and representatives from national statistics offices and National Statistical Systems of the member countries of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will gather in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico for the Ninth meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC, the main forum for discussing the development of statistics in the region, which will be held on November 14-16, 2017.
The event – organized by the government of Mexico, through the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), and ECLAC – will continue promoting international, regional and bilateral collaboration on statistics between national offices and international and regional bodies. In addition, participants will prepare a program of cooperation activities for the 2018-19 period that responds to the needs of the region’s countries.
The Conference will be inaugurated by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary; Julio Santaella, President of INEGI; and Mario Palma, Vice President of INEGI, in his role as President of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA).
During the meeting, ECLAC will present countries with a Proposal on a regional framework of indicators for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean. This document seeks to contribute to stimulating and sustaining over the coming months the intergovernmental dialogue within the SCA, to achieve a regional consensus.
The Statistical Conference of the Americas is a subsidiary body of ECLAC with the main objectives of promoting the development and improvement of national statistics and their international comparability, as well as international, regional and bilateral cooperation among national offices and international and regional agencies.
In the framework of the Conference, a seminar will be held on the linking of statistical information with geospatial information in which participants will debate the need for legislation, inter-agency coordination and technical capacity-building to make progress in these areas.
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, will speak at the seminar, addressing the importance of statistical and geospatial information and Earth observation data, as essential inputs for sustainable development and public policies.
Other participants in this event will include prominent figures such as Rolando Ocampo, Co-Chair of the United Nations Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information; Aditya Agrawal, Director of Data Ecosystems Development of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD); Rodrigo Barriga Vargas, Secretary General of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH); and Miguel Ángel Cárdenas, Director of Geostatistics at Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE).
Media are invited to attend the inauguration of the Conference.
General information on the meeting is available on the website specially created for the gathering: https://cea.cepal.org/9/en
The event will also be transmitted live on the Internet.
What: Ninth meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC.
Who: Ministers and other government authorities from the region, as well as experts, representatives of the United Nations system and of civil society.
When: November 14, 15 and 16, 2017.
The inauguration (Tuesday, November 14, 9 a.m.) will be led by:
Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary
Julio Santaella, President of INEGI
Mario Palma, Vice President of INEGI, in his role as President of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas.
Where: Site of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). Avenida Héroe de Nacozari Sur, núm. 2301 - Fraccionamiento Jardines del Parque. Aguascalientes, Ags., Mexico.