Angola: Ine Delegation Exchanges Experience in United Nations

New York — The Angolan delegation of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) that attended the 43rd session of the United Nations Statistics Commission from February 28 to March 3 this year in New York, exchanged experience on population and housing census with specialists of the world body. At the session the Angolan delegation was headed by INE director general, Camilo Ceita, the team came to the conclusion that the world population and housing census of the 2010 cycle has been executed with success in most countries and urged the other states to complete the activity until 2014. The session also analysed mechanisms for the implementation of good practices and international patterns related to the national accounting system, agricultural, environmental and energetic statistics, including the utilisation of information and communication technologies in the gathering of statistic data. The meeting also recommended the development of indicators and systems of classification of statistic crimes, strict implementation of official statistic principles and increment of international technical cooperation for the strengthening of national systems of statistics in developing countries. On the fringes of the session, the Angolan delegation met with high ranking representatives of the Technical Division of the United Nations Fund for Population and the Division of Analysis of Development Policies, to find mechanisms to match UN specialised agencies' statistics and programmes with the official data of Angolan authorities. The occasion was also used to inform the diplomatic officials of Angola's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and of the country's General Consulate in New York on the schedule and efforts underway for the development by the Angolan Government in the preparation of the population and housing census set for 2013. allafrica.com

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