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High Level Forum on Official Statistics: Fundamental…

High Level Forum on Official Statistics: Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics - 55th Statistical Commission Side Event

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The High-level Forum on Official Statistics, an annual event of the Statistical Commission, is a pivotal event commemorating the 30th and 10th anniversaries of the adoption of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics (FPOS) by the UN Statistical Commission and the General Assembly, respectively. This forum, more than just a seminar, is a tribute to the significant milestones achieved and a proactive step towards shaping the future of official statistics, guided by the FPOS.
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The event will be structured into two main segments. The first segment, 'Celebrating Milestones,' will explore the genesis and historical importance of the FPOS in fostering trust and credibility in official statistics. Esteemed speakers will provide thoughtful interventions, tracing the journey of the FPOS and examining their impact on monitoring Sustainable Development Goals and other regional and national development policies, emphasizing how the FPOS have been instrumental in shaping national statistical systems and establishing data integrity and public confidence in statistical outputs over the years.

The second segment, 'Shaping the Future of Official Statistics,' will begin with introductory speeches, followed by a dynamic panel discussion. This segment will embark on an exploratory journey, examining how the FPOS can guide Official Statistics in navigating challenges and seizing opportunities in a rapidly changing data ecosystem, highlighting its role as a reliable and adaptable source of information.

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