Register now for MPPN Side-Event at 53rd Session of the UNSC

24 January, 2022

24 January 2022 – Register now for an online MPPN Side Event at the 53rd UN Statistical Commission, ‘Using Multidimensional Poverty Data to Leave No One Behind’, on Tuesday, 15 February at 9am (NY time).

This year, it is vital to measure and fight poverty in all its forms so that the most vulnerable populations find adequate support to build better lives and societies now and into the future. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) continues to gain momentum as a powerful tool for tracking progress in pro-poor poverty reduction.

In keeping with the 2022 UNSC theme of ‘Better Data, Better Lives’, this high-level Side Event will convene lead statisticians from more than ten countries to explain how they are updating and communicating national MPIs proactively in order to inform high-impact policies that end poverty and bring historic change.


  • Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director, National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia



  • Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director, National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia
  • Samuel Kobina Annim, Government Statistician, Ghana Statistical Service
  • Sofia Mora Steiner, Design, product and analysis coordinator of the National Census, National Institute of Statistics and Census, Costa Rica
  • Graciela Márquez Colin, President, National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics, Mexico
  • Sanyukta Samaddar, Adviser (SDGs), Niti Aayog, India
  • Lizzie Chikoti, Chief Statistician, National Statistical Office, Malawi
  • Diana Dilshanie Deepawansa, Deputy Director, Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka
  • Simon Harry, Statistician-General, National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria
  • Jawad Al-Saleh, Assistant of President of PCBS for Development of Statistical Work, Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics
  • Dennis Mapa, Undersecretary, National Statistician and Civil-Registrar General, Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Diego Aboal, Technical Director, National Institute of Statistics, Uruguay


Closing remarks: Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director of the MPPN.


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Registration for 15 February event



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