The United Nations Statistical Commission, established in 1947, is the highest body of the global statistical system bringing together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities, responsible for setting of statistical standards and the development of concepts and methods, including their implementation at the national and international level. The Statistical Commission oversees the work of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and is a Functional Commission of the UN Economic and Social Council.
The 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission will be held in a scaled down virtual format, consisting of four two-hour informal meetings, on 1 to 3 and 5 March 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern. This decision was taken in light of the continued and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working arrangements for the subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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