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Dr. Gabriella Vukovich

Place and date of birth

Budapest, 25 November 1954


Qualifications, trainings:

1999 Professional exam of public administration for civil servants
1997 Degree in European affairs
École Nationale d’Administration, Paris, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary
1984-1985 Training in demography
HCSO - Demographic Research Institute
1976-1981 doctorate degree
Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law


June 2010 - Hungarian Central Statistical Office President
2004-2010 DEMO-STAT Consultants - Social Studies, Demography, Statistics Manager
1998-2004 Hungarian Central Statistical Office Deputy President
1996-1998 Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Population Census Department Head of Department
1994-1995 UN Secretariat, New York, USA Specialist in Population and Development
1990-1994 Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Population Department,
Vital Statistics Section
Head of Section
1988-1989 Population Activities Unit, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland Demographer
1983-1988 HCSO - Demographic Research Institute Research Fellow

Main professional functions and titles:

Chair of the UN Statistical Commission 2022-
Member of the Advisory Board on Ethics of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) 2022-
Vice-President of the International Statistical Institute 2019-2023
Member of the Council of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) 2017-2019
Member of the Partnership Group, the strategic advisory board of the European Statistical System 2016-2017;
Member of the High Level Group on Quality of the European Statistical System 2016-2019
Chair of the Programme Committee of the virtual UN World Data Forum 2020 and of the UN World Data Forum 2021 2019-2021
Co-chair of the UN High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building (HLG-PCCB) for monitoring UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2020
Member of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Advisory Board on Data Revolution 2014-
Member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) 2012-
Representative of Hungary in the European Statistical System Committee 2010-
Member of the International Association of Official Statistics (IAOS) 2010-
Representative of Hungary at the UN Statistical Commission 2010-
Chair and Acting Chair of the UN Statistical Commission 2012-2014
Vice-Chair of the UN Statistical Commission 2015; 2020-
Member of the editorial board of "Statistical Journal" (UN Economic Commission for Europe) 1994-2000
Member of the editorial board of the periodical "Hungarian Statistical Review" 1998-2000
Member of the Advisory Board of the European Population Forum 2004
Member of the board of the Siena Group on Social Statistics 2003-2004
Member of the "Future of European Social Statistics" Task Force of Eurostat 2002-2003
Member of joint UN working groups elaborating international recommendations for the 2000 round of population censuses 1996-1998
Member of the Population Committee of the Council of Europe, and of its sub-committees for ethnic minorities, demographic ageing and old-aged people 1996-2002
Vice Chair of the UN Commission on Population and Development, New York 1999
Vice Chair and rapporteur of the 21st special session of the UN General Assembly, New York 1999
Chair of the UN European Population Conference 1998

University activities

Lecturer of social statistics and demography (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 2004-2009
Honorary Professor title (University of Miskolc) 2013
Honorary Doctorate title ’Doctor honoris causa’ (University of Miskolc) 2015
Honorary Professor title (National University of Public Service) 2016
Honorary Professor title (Óbuda University) 2021
Commemorative medal of the University of West Hungary (Pro Universitate Hungariae Occidentalis) 2014
„Pro Facultate” Laureate (Faculty of Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest) 2015


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