The Statistical Committee was established pursuant to Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) resolution 179 (XVII) of 2 September 1996, concerning setting up a statistical committee within ESCWA, and United Nations Economic and Social Council resolution 1993/2 of 2 February 1993.
The eighth session of the Statistical Committee will be held at United Nations House in Beirut from 14 to 16 October 2008, in accordance with the recommendations issued at the closing of the seventh session of the Committee, which was held in Beirut from 7 to 9 November 2006, regarding the activation of the work of the Office of the Statistical Committee through regular dialogue and meetings. Those recommendations were adopted by member countries at the meetings of the twenty-fifth ESCWA session, which was held in Sana’a from 26 to 29 May 2008.
- Adoption of the agenda ENGLISH
- Review of statistical work carried out since the seventh session of the Statistical Committee: ENGLISH
- Follow-up on the recommendations of the seventh session of the Statistical Committee ENGLISH | ARABIC;
- Progress made in implementing statistics-related activities in the period between the seventh and eighth sessions of the Statistical Committee; ARABIC
- Outcomes of the 25th session of ESCWA in the field of statistics ENGLISH | ARABIC
- Millennium Development Goals: revised framework and proposals for improvements ENGLISH
- Capacity-building in statistics for evidence-based policymaking: ENGLISH
- Needs assessment for capacity-building of the national statistical offices in the ESCWA region: progress achieved towards strengthening the national statistical capacities. ENGLISH | ARABIC
- Follow-up on the recommendations of the Third Arab Statistical Forum and preparation for the next regional events. (presentations)
- Regional implications of the 39th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission ENGLISH
- Activities of the ESCWA Task Force on Population and Housing Censuses. (presentation)
- Results of the self-assessment of the External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region ENGLISH
- Proposed programme of work for the biennium 2010-2011 in the field of statistics ENGLISH