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This publication is the result of the fruitful two years of productive cooperation of themembers of the Joint UNECE/OECD/Eurostat Working Group on Statistics for Sustainable Development and its Steering Committee, chaired by Robert Smith fromStatistics Canada.The work has benefited from the valuable contributions by the members of theWorking Group who actively participated in the meetings. During the course of thework, many members of the Working Group and its Steering Committee havecontributed papers as an input to the discussions. The list of authors who contributed papers is presented in the Bibliography of this publication.The Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians has provided constructiveguidance and assistance to the Working Group throughout the work.The UNECE provided secretariat support to the Working Group. The OECD andEurostat also supported the work. Statistics Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Finance have given financial support to research papers and to the Editor of the report.
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