14 May 2019 - 13:37
Georgia was unanimously elected as a member of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) for a period of four years, announces the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
The membership mandate will span from 2020-2023.
A total of eight new members of the UNSC were elected for the same period on May 7 in New York at the meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Founded in 1947, the UNSC is the highest body of the UN’s statistical system. It brings together chief statisticians from different states from around the world. In total the commission consists of 24 member countries.
The UNSC is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level.
Geostat said that Georgia became a member of the UNSC for the first time, which gives the country a great opportunity to develop comparable statistical methodology per international standards.