Taskforce Meeting on Population and Housing Censuses

Cairo, 12-13 November 2005‎

Documents

Final Report (Arabic)

Information Note (Arabic)

Preliminary List of Participants (English)

Preliminary List of Participants (Arabic)

Organization of Work ‎

Organization of Work (Arabic) ‎

Registration Form

استبيان حول تعدادات السكان والمساكن لدورة 2000‏

Opening Statement

Population and housing censuses: Report of the Secretary-General

تعدادات السكان والمساكن: تقرير الأمين العام

Report of the Expert Group Meeting on the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses:
New York, 22 26 August 2005

COLLECTION OF ECONOMIC
CHARACTERISTICS
IN POPULATION CENSUSES

Principles and Recommendations for
Population and Housing Censuses

Principles and Recommendations for
Population and Housing Censuses - Arabic Version

Proposed Set of Recommended Tabulations for the United Nations
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 2

Proposed Standard Tabulations: Approach and Content

Recommended Tabulations and Core Set of Topics

The 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses

Purpose and objectives ‎

At its six session held in October 2004, the Statistical Commission called on ESCWA to form ‎a regional taskforce to coordinate efforts in relation to the planning of next round of population ‎and housing censuses. Later, the United Nations Statistics Division adopted in March 2005 a ‎resolution on the 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme, to be ‎implemented from 2005 to 2014. The goal of the Word Programme is three fold: ‎

  1. Agree on a set of accepted international principles and recommendations governing the ‎conduct of population and housing censuses; ‎

  2. Conduct a population and housing censuses at least once during the period 2005-2014; ‎

  3. Disseminate census results in a timely and comprehensive manner. ‎

In order to succeed, the regional commissions are requested to play an active role in ‎partnership with member countries and the United Nations Statistics Division to ensure the ‎implementation of the World Programme. In lieu of this, the Economic and Social ‎Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the Ministry of National ‎Economy in Oman and the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development ‎Organizations (AGFUND) is holding a Regional Taskforce Meeting on 2010 Round of ‎Population and Housing Censuses, in Cairo from 12 to 13 November 2005. ‎

The taskforce will discuss emerging issues and core topics used in the collection of data ‎related to population and housing censuses, with respect to the 2000 round censuses, and ‎will review the standards, concepts and definitions adopted with a regional perspective. The ‎work of the taskforce will provide an opportunity to start the planning of the next 2010 round of ‎population and housing censuses, in particular to set the process to be used in the revision ‎and update of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and ‎Housing Censuses. ‎

Participation ‎

The meeting will bring together directors of population and housing censuses from the ‎national statistical offices in ESCWA member countries. Experts from the UN Statistics ‎Division, the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), and other international agencies will ‎be invited to attend and provide expertise in the planning of population and housing ‎censuses. Participants are requested to complete the enclosed registration form (Annex 1) ‎and return it to
Ms. Nadine Shaar by email shaar@un.org or fax +961-1-981 510.‎


Date and venue ‎

The meeting will be held at ESCWA premises in Cairo from 12-13 ‎November 2005. Information and related documentation on the meeting will be available at ‎ESCWA Statistics Coordination Unit website at the following address: ‎
http://www.escwa.org.lb/divisions/scu/main.html


Accommodation and travel arrangements

The meeting will be held in:
Ramses-Hilton hotel, 115 Corniche El Nil,
Cairo, Egypt

Tel: +20 2 577 7444
Fax: +20 2 394 6938

Specific requests of information concerning the travel and accommodation should be addressed to:

Ms. Nadine Shaar,
email at shaar@un.org
or fax +961-1-98151 ‎


Documentation and language ‎

The meeting will consider the following issues for discussion:‎

a.‎ Lessons learned from the 2000 round of population and housing censuses (collection, ‎processing and dissemination);‎
b.‎ Preparations at the regional level in support of the 2010 World programme of ‎population and housing censuses;‎
c.‎ Planning at the national level for the next 2010 round.‎

Countries are asked to prepare a paper addressing the different concepts and definitions that ‎has used in 2000 round of population and housing censuses. The papers should be ‎submitted to
Ms. Nadine Shaar by 1 November 2005 in electronic format (preferable as word ‎document.) These papers will provide the main basis for discussion. ‎

The working language is Arabic. Translation and interpretation services will be available in ‎English and Arabic languages only.‎



 

 

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