UNECE/EFTA Expert Meeting on Modernizing Statistical Legislation


18-19 November 2021 


Improving the governance of statistical production and the legal framework is fundamental to producing high-quality statistics and a priority for many countries. The Conference of European Statisticians (CES) has been supporting its members in this area by developing and endorsing, together with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Eurostat, the Generic Law on Official Statistics (2016) and the Guidance on Modernizing Statistical Legislation (2019).

The present meeting will be the second UNECE Expert Meeting on Modernizing Statistical Legislation. The target audience of the meeting are experts from national statistical offices and international organizations interested in strengthening the legal framework of official statistics and legal aspects of data access, ethics, governance and stewardship. The Expert Meeting is open to all countries and international organizations.

The Expert Meeting will be online with simultaneous interpretation in English and Russian.

Participants are kindly asked to register by 5 November 2021.




Concept note and programme





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