The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangkok, is organizing the 15th session of the Asia-Pacific Stats Café on “Financing Statistical Development” on 5 October at 12:00 – 13:30 PM (Bangkok time). This session is part of the Road to Bern in the lead up to the virtual United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) in October 2020. The Asia-Pacific Stats Café is a series of webinar sessions, initiated by ESCAP Statistics Division in response to country requests for advice and an opportunity to share experiences related to the impact of COVID-19 on National Statistics Systems.
This Stats Café will comprise a webinar and a 15-minute question and answer, focusing on financing data and statistics for development in the Asia-Pacific Region. With only ten years left to achieve our 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, many countries still lack even the basic data required to understand the scope of their challenges, let alone create solutions. This session will outline some of the recent developments in financing development data, including the Bern Network on Financing for Data Development, and discuss what support to National Statistical Systems could look like.
The session will include inputs from:
H.E. Ayush Ariunzaya, Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Mongolia
Mr. Thomas Gass, Head of the Cooperation Department of the Swiss Agency for Developmen and Cooperation, Switzerland
Mr. Johannes Jutting, Executive Head of the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Centruy (PARIS21) and Secretariat for the Bern Network for Financing for Data Development
Ms.Francesca Perruci, Chief of the Development Data and Outreach Branch, Statistics Division, UN DESA and Secretariat for the UN World Data
Mr. Pierre Hagmann, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand
Ms. Gemma VAN HALDEREN, Director of the Statistics Division, UNESCAP”.