Dr. Keiko Osaki-Tomita
Chief of Demographic and Social Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division in New York, USA
Dr. Osaki-Tomita, has a long professional career at the United Nations, currently serving as the Chief of Demographic and Social Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division in New York. Prior to this position, she was Chief, Social Policy and Population Section at UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) in Thailand, and Chief, Migration Section of UN Population Division at the UN Headquarters in New York.
In her current capacity, Dr. Osaki-Tomita leads the global collection and dissemination of demographic and social statistics, and develops the standards and norms for statistical activities in these areas. Her responsibilities include overseeing the World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses, and the Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Programme, under the auspices of the United Nations Statistical Commission. She also serves as a lead author of the annual Global MDG Report, coordinating the inputs of the UN agencies for the publication. While being a member of Myanmar ITAB, she is also a member of International Management Group for the 2014 Population and Housing Census of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dr. Osaki-Tomita, a native of Japan, holds a PhD in Sociology from Fordham University and a Master’s Degree in Demography from Georgetown University, USA.
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