Fundamental Principles Of Official Statistics, Endorsed Recently at Global Political Level


The UN Economic and Social Council endorsed on July 24, 2013 the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, with the recommendation that this autumn to be presented to the GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
It is significant that for the first time, the Principles – under which all official statistics should be produced, were approved at political level.
The Statistical Principles to be effective, have to be enshrined in the institutional frameworks that govern official statistical systems and be respected at all political levels and by all stakeholders in national statistical systems.
Through the Principles the fundamental importance of official statistics is highlighted for the national and global development agenda.

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Romanian Statistical Review 7/2013