UN calls to improve statistical systems

20 October 2015

Quality statistics are essential for society to make informed decisions, the UN Secretary General stressed today.

In his message on the occasion of World Statistics Day, Ban Ki-moon indicated that these data acquire greater relevance now that countries are preparing to implement the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ban called for guaranteeing the necessary investments and creating the technical capacity required to provide countries with comprehensive information systems.

In particular, he said that the potential of new technologies should be harnessed and encouraged all sectors to contribute, including academia, research centers, the private sector and civil society.

In these processes, Ban asked to take into account all people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.

He stressed that the birth of all children must be registered, as well as diseases that occur in any place, no matter how remote.

Ban said local statistics are required to ensure children have access to education, as well as global ones to monitor effects such as climate change.

20 October 2015

Quality statistics are essential for society to make informed decisions, the UN Secretary General stressed today.

In his message on the occasion of World Statistics Day, Ban Ki-moon indicated that these data acquire greater relevance now that countries are preparing to implement the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ban called for guaranteeing the necessary investments and creating the technical capacity required to provide countries with comprehensive information systems.

In particular, he said that the potential of new technologies should be harnessed and encouraged all sectors to contribute, including academia, research centers, the private sector and civil society.

In these processes, Ban asked to take into account all people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.

He stressed that the birth of all children must be registered, as well as diseases that occur in any place, no matter how remote.

Ban said local statistics are required to ensure children have access to education, as well as global ones to monitor effects such as climate change.