UN Statistical Commission 50th Session – MPPN Side Event 2019

13 February, 2019

On March 5, 2019, 1:15-2:30pm, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) will host a side event at the UN Statistical Commission at the UN Headquarters in New York, Conference Room C. The theme of the side event will be: “Multidimensional Poverty: Measurement for Action”.

The event will be chaired by Mr Risenga Maluleke, the Statistician-General of South Africa and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

Confirmed speakers include:

Lisa Grace Bersales, National Statistician of Philippines
Yemi Kale, Statistician General, National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria
Julio Santaella, President of National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico
Juan Daniel Oviedo Arango, Director General, National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia
Zachary Mwangi, Director General of Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
Nour Goukouni Nour, Director General of National Institute for Statistics, Economic and Demographic Studies (INSEED), Chad
Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Chief Statistician of Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Ariunzaya Ayush, Chairperson of National Statistics Office of Mongolia
Ola Awad, President of Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Palestine
Babacar Ndir, Director General of National Agency of Statistics and Demography (NAS), Senegal
Camilo Simão Ferreira de Ceita, Director General, National Institute of Statistics, Angola
Abdella Zidan Allag, Chairman of Bureau of Statistics and Census of Libya
Imelda Madgalene Atai, Acting Executive Director of Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

The MPPN has hosted side events annually at each of the four most recent UNSC Sessions. As in previous years, this side event will provide an opportunity for leading statisticians and MPPN members at the forefront of innovations in poverty measurement to discuss and share their experiences using multidimensional poverty measures.

The 50th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission will take place from 5-8 March 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (Conference Room C). Agenda items include: data and indicators for Agenda 2030, open data, national accounts, regional statistical development, education statistics, household surveys and statistical capacity building, among others.

Please note: as the event will be held at UN Headquarters, it is unfortunately only accessible to those who have a UN security pass. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The agenda is available here. A map showing the Conference Room location is here.

Also see:

– UNSC 50th MPPN Side Event: Concept Note

MPPN Side Event at UNSC 49th, 2018

UNSC 48th MPPN Side Event ‘Measuring the interconnected dimensions of poverty to energize policy’, 2017

UNSC 47th MPPN Side Event, 2016

UNSC 46th MPPN Side Event, 2015

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