UN Statistical Commission : India Four Year Term Member
India started its four-year term as a member of the United Nations Statistical Commission.
- UN Statistical Commission was established in 1947 and is the highest body of the global statistical system.
- It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world.
- It is the highest decision-making body for international statistical activities, responsible for setting statistical standards and the development of concepts and methods, including their implementation at the national and international levels.
- The Statistical Commission oversees the work of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), and it is a Functional Commission of the UN Economic and Social Council.
- The Commission consists of 24 member countries of the United Nations elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council based on an equitable geographical distribution
- The term of office of members is four years.
- India was a member of the Statistical Commission last in 2004 and the country is returning to the UN agency after a gap of two decades.