GCC- Stat Holds 2nd Meeting

Muscat, The GCC Statistical Center (GCC-SAT) held

its second meeting this year in the presence of more than 15 Gulf

institutions and organizations. The meeting was chaired by Saber bin

Said al-Harbi, Director General of the Center.

At the beginning of the meeting, a presentation was given on the

goals and objectives of the strategic plan for the joint statistical work

2015-2020 adopted by the Ministerial Council, as well as the most

important achievements accomplished by the Center in 2018 and its

future aspirations.

The meeting reviewed the follow-up report to the recommendations

of the first meeting of the GCC institutions and the recommendations of

the preparatory committee, which held its meeting last July. The

meeting also reviewed the adoption of the decision to form a technical

statistical committee, exchange statistics among the Gulf institutions

and discuss prospects for future cooperation between them.

Director General of the said: “The meeting aims to review the work

of the GCC institutions in terms of indicators of sustainable

development and their programs of work to consolidate efforts, prepare

joint work programs related to following these indicators and unifying

efforts in relation to statistical databases of the GCC system under the

supervision of the GCC Statistics Center.”

The meeting dealt with the draft statistics indicators of sustainable

development goals, which the centre is currently working on in

cooperation with the national centers in the GCC countries since its

adoption in 2015 by the United Nations, and came into force during the

period 2016-2030.

Source: Oman News Agency