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Taskforce Meeting on 2010 Population and Housing Censuses

11
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13
December
2005
Location: 
Cairo

At its six session held in October 2004, the Statistical Commission called on ESCWA to form ‎a regional taskforce to coordinate efforts in relation to the planning of next round of population ‎and housing censuses. Later, the United Nations Statistics Division adopted in March 2005 a ‎resolution on the 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme, to be ‎implemented from 2005 to 2014. The goal of the Word Programme is three fold: ‎

  1. Agree on a set of accepted international principles and recommendations governing the ‎conduct of population and housing censuses; ‎

  2. Conduct a population and housing censuses at least once during the period 2005-2014; ‎

  3. Disseminate census results in a timely and comprehensive manner. ‎

In order to succeed, the regional commissions are requested to play an active role in ‎partnership with member countries and the United Nations Statistics Division to ensure the ‎implementation of the World Programme. In lieu of this, the Economic and Social ‎Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in collaboration with the Ministry of National ‎Economy in Oman and the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development ‎Organizations (AGFUND) is holding a Regional Taskforce Meeting on 2010 Round of ‎Population and Housing Censuses, in Cairo from 12 to 13 November 2005. ‎

The taskforce will discuss emerging issues and core topics used in the collection of data ‎related to population and housing censuses, with respect to the 2000 round censuses, and ‎will review the standards, concepts and definitions adopted with a regional perspective. The ‎work of the taskforce will provide an opportunity to start the planning of the next 2010 round of ‎population and housing censuses, in particular to set the process to be used in the revision ‎and update of the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for Population and ‎Housing Censuses. ‎

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