Adoption by the 44th session of the UN Statistical Commission of a decision (44/114) Follow-up to the policy decisions of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council that are relevant to the work of the Statistical Commission: response to the Rio+20 mandate for broader measures of progress (to complement GDP in order to better inform policy decisions), including the establishment of The Friends of the Chair Group (FOC).
The composition of the newly established FOC on broader measures of progress includes the following 22 countries: Argentina Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Germany, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Suriname, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States and Uganda. France and India lead the FOC on broader measures of progress as the two co-chairs.The following organizations participate as observers: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris-21, Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
The UN Statistics Division acts as Secretariat of the FOC on broader measures of progress.
In support of Rio+20 outcome paragraph
UN Statistical Commission, in consultation with relevant UN System entities and other relevant organizations, to launch a programme of work on broader measures of progress to complement GDP