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UNs Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

Leena Storgårds

This year the fundamental principles of statistical work prepared by the United Nations Statistical Commission will be 30 years old. Over the years, their importance has grown in society. The fundamental principles provide a sound basis for the management and dissemination of information, especially in the public sector.

Outi Ahti-Miettinen

The UN's Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics instruct statistical authorities to describe in detail how statistics have been compiled. The principle can also be used to assess the reliability of other data generated in society.