Rabat - Morocco has been elected co-president of the High-Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics and Sustainable Development Goals (HLG-PCCB) for 2018-2019, following its participation in the 49th edition of the United Nation Statistical Commission in New York from March 6-9.
Rabat – Morocco has been elected co-president of the High-Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics and Sustainable Development Goals (HLG-PCCB) for 2018-2019, following its participation in the 49th edition of the United Nation Statistical Commission in New York from March 6-9.
A delegation from the Moroccan Higher Planning Commission (HCP)–in charge of economic, demographic, and social statistics–represented Morocco in the 49th session of the UN Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC 49) in UN headquarters from March 6-9.
Throughout the UNSC 49th edition, official statistics related to issues of refugees, disabilities, agriculture, employment, immigration, and climate change were highlighted, in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG) adopted by world leaders in 2015. The theme of the 49th commission was“Ending poverty, Protecting the Planet and Ensuring Prosperity for All.”
Attended by international and regional statisticians from the UN Member States, Morocco’s participation in the commission was marked by the country’s election with Hungary as co-presidents of HLG-PCCB in 2018-2019-HCP.
During the event, Morocco lead discussions on behalf of the African continent regarding sustainable development and agricultural research statistics.
Owing to its well-qualified statistical apparatus, Morocco was also invited to join the UN Expert Group concerned with statistics.
Established in 1947, the United Nations Statistical Commission is the highest body of the global statistical system and decision making as it aims to bring together worldwide statisticians from UN member states, which constitute of 193 sovereign states.
Morocco hosting the eleventh meeting of High-Level Group (HLG-PCCB)
HCP announced on a recent press release Morocco will host the eleventh HLG from May 8-10, in Rabat, co-presiding over 22 statisticians representing international and regional agencies who will discuss funding mechanisms and resources to support statistics of sustainable development.
The meeting will be attended by leading statisticians, including the director of the UN Statistics Division (UNSD), in charge of compiling and disseminating global statistical information, Stefan Schweinfest.