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Pacific Island Nations begin work on the Pacific Harmonized System 2022
The World Customs Organisation’s (WCO) Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, also known as the Harmonized System (HS) is the international guideline that identifies and compiles details of commodities imported and exported in an…
Using Census Data to better understand the situation of persons with Disability
The Statistics for Development Division (SDD) within the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with UNICEF and Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) facilitated the Disability Analysis Workshop in Noumea from September 2nd to 6th. The main purpose of the…
Science is key to solving our climate change challenges
Science, and the rigorous examination and evaluation of data, is the foundation of modern society. In the harnessing of electricity, the exploration of space, the elimination of polio, or the development of the internet, to name a few examples, we have…
Fertility trends in Pacific Island Countries and Territories
Data on fertility trends in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health. Understanding fertility patterns is important for…
Pacific Regional workshop on Legal Identity & Identity Security
Pacific Data Hub: Improving collaboration
During the 49th Meeting of the Committee of the Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA 49), in Noumea, New Caledonia, members were able to learn about the Pacific Data Hub. This took place during an interactive session on the Monday…
Address by Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community on Governance and Financing of Regional Statistics
FORUM ECONOMIC OFFICIALS MEETING Suva, Fiji 7 May 2019 Address By Cameron Diver Deputy Director-General Of The Pacific Community On Governance And Financing Of Regional Statistics Chair, colleagues, Good afternoon to you all.
Niue’s vital statistics report highlights Non communicable diseases as a major challenge
(Cover picture: spiceontour) In January 2019, the Statistics and Immigration office of Niue in collaboration with the Ministry of finance and planning of Niue and supported by the Brisbane Accord Group produced an analytical report of the country’s birth…
A real-world experiment with real-world data
The demand for timely, reliable and disaggregated development statistics is greater than ever before, especially as countries around the world strive to monitor their progress towards Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Smart policy starts with good data
As the principal scientific and research organization for the Pacific region, big data, numbers and statistics are at the heart of our work.