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Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Early Warning Signs Will Be Analysed at Meeting of Regional Statisticians

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26 April 2013|Press Release

The Executive Committee of the ECLAC Statistical Conference of the Americas will meet in Pucón, Chile.

(22 April 2013) Statistical experts and authorities from the Member States of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will meet from 24 to 26 April in Pucón, Chile, to discuss relevant issues for the region: multidimensional measurement of poverty and early warning signs and business indicators.

The Twelfth meeting of the Executive Committee of the ECLAC Statistical Conference of the Americas (ECLAC-SCA) is being organized by this regional commission of the United Nations and the Chilean Government (through the National Institute of Statistics, INE).

At the meeting, delegates from participating countries will take part in two substantive seminars on the above-mentioned topics and will give progress reports on the technical working groups that operate in the framework of the Conference, including the global strategy for improving agricultural and rural statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean, initiatives to develop environmental statistics in the region and security and justice statistics.

Participants will also review preparations for the seventh meeting of the ECLAC Statistical Conference of the Americas, scheduled for November 2013.

The meeting will be opened on Wednesday 24 April at 9.00 a.m. at the Gran Hotel de Pucón (Chile) by Pascual Gerstenfeld, Director of the Statistics Division of ECLAC and Andrés Molina, Regional Governor of Araucanía, who will address participants on behalf of the Government of Chile.  Other participants will include Francisco Javier Labbé, Director of Chile's National Institute of Statistics and Fabián Martí, Chair of the SCA and Director of Paraguay's Department of Statistics, Surveys and Censuses.

Participants will also study the implementation of the 2012-2013 biennial programme of regional and international cooperation activities approved by the Statistical Conference of the Americas at its sixth meeting held in the Dominican Republic in November 2011.

 The Statistical Conference of the Americas is a subsidiary body of ECLAC that aims to promote the development and improvement of national statistics and work to ensure that they are comparable internationally, to promote international, regional and bilateral cooperation among national offices and international and regional agencies, and to draw up a biennial programme of activities to meet the demands of the countries of the region.


The media are invited to attend the 12th meeting of the Executive Committee of the ECLAC-SCA, which will be held in the Gran Hotel de Pucón, Chile.

More information, including the agenda for the meeting, is available on the ECLAC website.

Any queries should be sent to the ECLAC Public Information and Web Services Section.

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