The purpose of the strategic plan 2015-2025 is to guide the activities of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in support of the development of official statistics in the region, in accordance with the objectives established in United Nations Economic and Social Council resolution 2000/7 of 25 July 2000.6 In accordance with the provisions of the resolution that establishes it, the Statistical Conference of the Americas, in its capacity as a subsidiary body of ECLAC, has the following objectives:
To promote the development and improvement of national statistics and work to ensure that they are comparable internationally, bearing in mind the recommendations of the United Nations Statistical Commission, the specialized agencies and other relevant organizations.
To promote international, regional and bilateral cooperation among national offices and international and regional agencies.
To draw up a biennial programme of regional and international cooperation activities, to meet the demands of the countries of the region, subject to the availability of resources.
This document takes into account the main priorities raised by members of the Conference at its previous meetings and the trends emerging from various studies on the principal challenges facing the region’s national statistical systems. These priorities and trends have been analysed in preparing this proposed strategic plan, which sets out the values, mission, vision, strategic goals, specific goals and main lines of action, providing a focus for the Conference’s efforts at its meetings to be held from 2015 to 2025. It also identifies some broad guidelines to help implement this strategic plan.