Authorities and representatives from the National Statistics Offices of Latin American and Caribbean countries will debate issues of relevance for the region’s statistical development, such as the strengthening of statistics on the environment, climate change and disasters, and progress on the implementation of platforms for access to statistical and geographical information, during the Twelfth Meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which will take place on September 26-28, 2023 at ECLAC’s main headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
The meeting will be inaugurated on Tuesday, September 26 at 10 a.m. local time in Santiago, Chile (UTC/GMT -3) by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary; Marco Lavagna, Director-General of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) of Argentina, the country serving as Chair of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC; and Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division (participating virtually).
At this event, member states will address the use of statistical models to expand the availability of disaggregated data and regional mechanisms for strengthening compliance with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.
In addition, they will examine the outcomes of the Conference’s Biennial Programme of Regional and International Cooperation Activities, 2022–2023 and will present and approve the proposals for establishing working groups for the 2024–2025 period. They will also elect the Conference’s new Executive Committee for 2024–2025.
The Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA) is a subsidiary body of ECLAC and is the main forum for discussing the development of statistics in the region. Its principal mandates include promoting the development and improvement of national statistics and their international comparability, along with international, regional and bilateral cooperation between national offices and international and regional agencies.
The Conference’s activities are framed within the Strategic Plan, 2015-2025, which establishes as pillars of action the achievement of more robust institutions and a stronger governing role for national statistical offices; the development of human resources and statistical production in order to ensure quality; and regional and international coordination and cooperation for the development of official statistics in the region.
The SCA’s Executive Committee is currently chaired by Argentina and is composed of Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Italy and Jamaica.
Members of the media are invited to attend this Conference, which will be held in ECLAC’s headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile). Journalists must have their media credentials or IDs with them to gain entry and must get accredited in advance by sending an email to email@example.com.
The Conference will be transmitted live online on the meeting’s special website, and at https://live.cepal.org/estadistica. The event’s opening and closing sessions can be followed via the Commission’s official social media accounts on X (@cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).
What: Twelfth Meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC.
Inauguration (10 a.m. local time in Santiago, Chile, UTC/GMT -3):
- José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary
- Marco Lavagna, Director-General of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) of Argentina, the country serving as Chair of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC
- Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division (virtually).
When: Tuesday, September 26 to Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Where: ECLAC’s headquarters, Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura).
The event’s opening and closing sessions will also be transmitted via the Commission’s official social media accounts on X (@cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).