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The HLG-MOS is a group of committed Chief Statisticians actively steering the modernisation of ‎statistical organisations. Their mission is to work collaboratively to identify trends, threats, and opportunities in modernising statistical organisations. It provides a common platform for experts to develop solutions in a flexible and agile way. It is a voluntary collaboration of willing and able.



Outputs from HLG-MOS work will enable statistical organisations to:

Actively engage – Statistical organisations collaborate with key stakeholders such as government, researchers and the community to ensure statistical organisations have maximal impact in helping society to be more data driven.

Be a trusted data authority – Statistical organisations use their inherent strengths and expertise (for example, in privacy issues and data production) to advise and engage in discussions on the country’s data ecosystem. 

Adopt a service oriented approach – Statistical organisations respond to the demand for services from government, researchers and the community while remaining within the constraints of their mandate, priorities and resourcing.

Have an agile adaptive culture – Statistical organisations have a culture that anticipates and responds to a changing environment, as well as promotes collaboration across the organisation to deliver more quickly useful products and services. 



Developing innovative solutions

Demonstrating leadership and collaboration

Discussing challenges and opportunities openly

Ensuring that priorities are community driven

Supporting a flexible, result oriented and agile approach



  • Anil Arora (Canada)
  • David Gruen (Australia)
  • Pádraig Dalton (Ireland)
  • Gian Carlo Blangiardo (Italy)
  • Graciela Márquez Colín (Mexico)
  • Angelique Berg (Netherlands)
  • Mark Sowden (New Zealand)


  • Dominik Rozkrut (Poland)
  • KeunKwan Ryu (Republic of Korea)
  • Ian Diamond (United Kingdom)
  • Mariana Kotzeva (Eurostat)
  • Paul Schreyer (OECD)
  • Lidia Bratanova (UNECE) 




In addition, members of the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians can also join HLG-MOS meetings. The chairs of the Executive Board, and the subsidiary groups can participate in HLG-MOS meetings as observers. The UNECE also provides the secretariat (contact: support.stat@un.org )


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