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Servicing the Statistical Commission: past, present and future - Side Event at the 50th Statistical Commission
5 Mar 2019 -  The Statistical Commission will hold its 50th Session since its inception in 1947. Time to look back... and forward!
What were the main accomplishments of the Statistical Commission in the past 72 years? What were the emerging topics and how has the Commission dealt with them? How has it changed over the years? Looking at the bigger picture, has the Statistical Commission always been able to support the ever expanding development concept with appropriate measurement systems? From a focus on economic development in the 1950s, incorporating increasingly social concerns in the 1970s and then environmental issues in the 1990s?
This event does not only offer a journey through the recent history of the Statistical Commission over the past 30 years, but also an opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of one of the Statistical Commission's most widely recognized successes: The adoption of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.