20 October 2010
Geneva, Palais des Nations,

   9:30 – 13:00 



09:30 - 10:30                                         


Geneva at the Crossroads of World Statistics

Session moderator - Mr. Henri Laurencin, co-chairman of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities, UNCTAD 

09:30 - 9:50    Message from Mr. Ban-Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General and welcome address by Mr. Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD 
9:50  - 10:05

Coordination Mechanisms in the Area of Statistics
(Mr. Henri Laurencin, UNCTAD)

10:05- 10:20 The Role of International Organizations for National Statistical Institutes
(Ms. Ruth Meier, Vice-Director, Chief of the  Division Economy, State and Social Issues, Swiss Federal Statistical Office)
10:20 - 10:30

Summary by session moderator 


Statistics Addressing Global Challenges

10:30 – 11:30

(a) Economic and Social Development

Session moderator - Mr. Carsten Hansen, Senior Statistician, UNECE 

10:30 - 10:45 Monitoring a Networked World: the Future Built on Broadband (Ms.Susan Teltscher, Head, Market Information and Statistics Division, ITU)
10:45 - 11:00 Measuring Trade in the XXI Century (Mr. Andreas Maurer, Chief, International Trade Statistics Section, WTO)
11:00 - 11:15 The Role of Decent Work Statistics in Times of Job Crisis (Mr. Rafael Diez de Medina, Chief Statistician & Director, Department of Statistics, ILO)
11:15 - 11:30

Questions  & Answers. Summary by session moderator


11:30 – 12:30

(b) Human Development and Environment

Session moderator - Mr. Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, WIPO 

11:30 – 11:45 Global health statistics: living longer, living better, reducing inequalities (Mr. Colin Mathers, Senior Scientist,Evidence and Information for Policy Cluster, WHO)
11:45 – 12:00 Refugee Statistics: Voice of People without Voice (Mr. Jean Francois Durieux, Director, Division of Programme Support and Management, UNHCR)
12:00 – 12:15

Climate Variability, Change and Impacts: Evidence from Statistics and Modelling
(Mr. Christian Blondin, Senior External Relations Officer; Mr. Omar Baddour, Chief, Data Management Application Division, WMO)

12:15 – 12:30    

Questions  & Answers. Summary by session moderator


12:30 – 12:55

Statistics in Academia

Session moderator - Mr.Detlef Kotte, Head, Macro-Economics and Development Policies, UNCTAD

12:30 - 12:45

Statistics in Academia: Use, Misuse and No-Use (Mr. Paul H. Dembinski, Director, Observatoire de la Finance

12:45 - 12:55

Questions  & Answers. Summary by session moderator


12:55– 13:00

Closing remarks

Mr. Henri Laurencin, co-chairman of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities, UNCTAD