The Regional Coordination Group on Data and Statistics was established in January 2020 in response to the recommendation by the Secretary-General in the context of the UN Development System reform to consolidate statistical and data capacities at the regional level.  

The group, co-chaired by UNECE and UNEP, aims at building a triangular cooperation between the UN at regional and country levels and the intergovernmental sphere, in particular the Conference of European Statisticians, with a strong connection to the statistical processes at the global level