News on Census

19 April 2019
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Census data is essential for creating policies and making investments that meet the needs of all people.  © UN Vietnam/Aidan Dockery
HA NOI, VIET NAM – At the start of April, more than 122,000 people fanned out across Viet Nam, pursuing information about every single person in the country. They are enumerators for the country’s housing and population... Read more
12 April 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York/Shan State, Myanmar – “When people are not counted, they are excluded,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, yesterday during the opening session of the 49th Commission on Population and... Read more
31 March 2014
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The below Q&A has been updated to reflect recent developments in Myanmar’s census exercise. UNITED NATIONS, New York – At midnight on March 30, Myanmar started to conduct its first census in more than 30 years. The... Read more
22 April 2013
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YANGON — The Myanmar Government with support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, undertook a pilot census exercise from 30 March to 10 April to prepare for a nationwide census in 2014, the country's first in... Read more
14 September 2012
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The United Nations biannual population projections are some of the most (if not the most) widely used numbers in demography. Researchers and policymakers alike rely on the figures to plan for present and future... Read more
7 August 2012
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BRASÍLIA— The 2012 General Census of Senegal will benefit from state-of-art information gathering and processing technologies used by Brazil, thanks to a South-South Cooperation initiative established between both... Read more
29 June 2012
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BAMYAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan --- “No one has done a survey here before, and nobody knows the type of challenges we face here,” said Mohammad Ibrahim, a farmer from the Bamiyan province during the enumeration phase of... Read more
9 April 2012
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Counting is one of the most basic intellectual tasks that children learn as a way to understand their world. This simple task, taken to the national level in the form of a population and housing census, becomes one of... Read more
16 March 2012
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BUYU, Zanzibar — In this picturesque village on the outskirts of Zanzibar Town,  UNFPA programme officers joined colleagues from the Office of the Chief Statistician in Zanzibar to learn more about the pilot census... Read more
30 April 2012
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NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar—At the invitation of the government of Myanmar, the United Nations will provide technical assistance and help mobilize financial support for the country’s first census in 31 years, under an... Read more

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