Conference of African Planners, Statisticians and Population and Information Specialists (PSD)

Conférence des planificateurs, statisticiens, spécialistes de la population et de l'information africains

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1979-03-28 Rabat Morocco


Established as a subsidiary body of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), to succeed H-XH0178 - Conference of African Demographers, H-XH0179 - Conference of African Planners and H-XH0180 - Conference of African Statisticians, the latter deriving from H-XH3598 - Association of African Statisticians.

Pursuant to resolution 438 (XVII) of ECA Conference of Ministers, 27-30 Apr 1982, Tripoli (Libyan AJ), the Conference was enlarged to include African documentation, information and computer scientists.

Reported to U-XS0166 - Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Economic and Social Development and Planning through the 'Technical Preparatory Committee of the Whole (TEPCOW)'.

Ceased to exist when replaced by Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (CODIST), set up 8 May 1997, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).


Ensure development of African planning, statistics, demography, documentation, information and computer services through establishment of arrangements for improving all aspects of methodology and practice and coordinating related training programmes; collaborate with ECA Secretariat in evaluating economic, social and demographic conditions in the region to assist in formulating appropriate strategies and monitoring their implementation.


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Conference meets every 2 years. Governing Council. Specialized Committees (4): Planning; Statistics; Population; Information Scientists.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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