Kuwait's Central Statistical Bureau takes part in 47th UN session

CSB's acting director general Mona Al-Da'as with the Kuwaiti delegation in the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission
CSB’s acting director general Mona Al-Da’as with the Kuwaiti delegation in the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission

NEW YORK, March 8 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) is taking part in the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission, alongside 23 other member countries.
The four-day session, which kicked off earlier on Tuesday under the theme “Better Data, Better Lives,” will include workshops and discussion panels on various uses of statistical operations.
“Concerned departments within CSB have worked to ‘effectively’ take part in the session through reviewing all documents to be discussed, in a bid to be outlined with latest statistical and technical international reports,” Mona Al-Da’as, CSB’s acting director general, told KUNA.
She added that items to be focused on during the session also include the role of statistics and indicators in building databases that are capable of supporting and evaluating progress of achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Kuwaiti delegation have already attended a meeting of the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Gulf Statistical Centre (GCC-STAT) meeting with head of the statistics department at UN-ESCWA group, Al-Da’as noted.
The Statistical Commission was established in 1947, and is the highest body of the global statistical system. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level. (end) mao.hb