Saturday, 19 May 2007

60th Anniversary of the United Nations Statistical Commission

The UN Statistical Commission is the apex entity of the global statistical system. It considers and approves international statistical standards and programmes. Since 1947, the Statistical Commission has established a strong foundation for the Global Statistical System and initiated new programmes to address emerging issues
The UN Statistic Division regularly publishes data updates, including the Statistical Yearbook and World Statistics Pocketbook, and books and reports on statistics and statistical methods. Many of the Division's databases are also available on the site , as electronic publications and data files in the form of CD-ROMs, diskettes and magnetic tapes, or as printed publications.

1 comment:

Mario Rossi said...

At this link
you can find a working paper
of the Statistics Department at International Monetary Fund (WP/06/38)

"Providing Official Statistics for the Common Market and Monetary Union"
in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries—A Case for “Gulfstat”
Prepared by Abdulrahman K.L. Al-Mansouri and Claudia Dziobek1
February 2006

The six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait,
Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE)—have laid out a path to a
common market by 2007 and monetary union by 2010, based on economic convergence. To
monitor convergence and support economic and monetary policy, comparable economic data
for member countries and data for the region as a whole will be essential. What is the most
efficient way to produce these data? The authors survey the statistical institutions in the GCC
countries and present the case for creating “Gulfstat”—a regional statistical agency to operate
within a “Gulf States System of Statistics.” Valuable lessons can be learned from regional
statistical organization in Africa and the European Union—Afristat and Eurostat.