United Nations Statistical Commission
Commission des Nations Unies de statistique
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16 and 18 Feb 1946, by resolution 8 (I) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Terms of reference set out in resolutions 8 (I), 8 (II) of 21 Jun 1946, and 1566 (L) of 3 May 1971.
Assist ECOSOC: in promoting development of national statistics and improving their comparability; in coordinating statistical work of specialized agencies; in developing central statistical services of UN Secretariat; in advising UN organs on general questions relating to collection, analysis and dissemination of statistical information; in promoting the improvement of statistics and statistical methods generally. Ultimate goal as set out in ECOSOC resolution 1566 (L), 1971: achievement of an integrated system in the collection, data processing and dissemination of international statistics by the organs and agencies of the United Nations System, with special regard to the requirements of reviewing and appraising economic and social progress, taking into account the needs of developing countries.
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Annual Session, always in New York NY (USA). Members (24) are elected by ECOSOC for 4-year terms on the basis of: 5 from African States; 4 from Asian States; 4 from Eastern European States; 4 from Latin American and Caribbean States; 7 from Western European and other States.
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