In June 2007, an exceptional group of 1200 people from about 130 countries gathered in Istanbul to attend the second OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy". The Istanbul World Forum has given a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions about the measurement of progress, as well as some of the most important concerns facing the world, such as climate change, health and economic globalisation.
The Istanbul Declaration
The OECD, the European Commission, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the United Nations, the UN Development Programme and the World Bank affirmed in a declaration their commitment to measuring and fostering the progress of societies in all dimensions, with the ultimate goal of improving policy making, democracy and citizens’ wellbeing. Read the Istanbul Declaration in English, French, Spanish, Istanbul Declaration and logos- Arabic version, Korean version, Istanbul Declaration and Logos Russian version, [Italian] Istanbul Declaration, Japanese version and Chinese versions.Migration
An increasing number of organisations and individuals have signed the Istanbul declaration after the Forum. Read more about organisations and people who signed the Istanbul declaration.
The Istanbul Forum - Proceedings
Read the best papers from the 2nd World Forum in Istanbul
"Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 2007:
Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies"
The Istanbul World Forum - Highlights
Watch the 12 minute summary video of the OECD Global Project"Measuring the Progress of Societies"
What next? The way forward
Outcomes of the Istanbul World Forum