ABOUT THIS RELEASE
The Siena Group was created in 1993. The main purpose of the group is the promotion and co-ordination of international co-operation in the area of social statistics. The focus is on social indicators, social accounting, concepts and classifications, as well as analysis of the linkages and framework for integrating social, economic and demographic data for the purposes of policy formulation and analysis. There are 3 volumes of the proceedings of the Siena Group Meeting held in Sydney, Australia from 7 to 9 December 1998. The volumes describe the achievements of the group to date and proposes the future activities and mode of operation of the group.