From 22-26 September 2003, the Instituto Nacional de Estatística of Mozambique hosted the XIII Meeting of Lusophone Directors of Statistics of Angola, Cape Vert, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Portugal, and Macao. For this meeting, Brazil (IBGE) and a representative of East Timor were also invited. Previous meetings took place in Lisbon (2002) and Praia - Cape Vert (2001). There were bilateral meetings, a general meeting, and a launching seminar of Business Census results. A special session on GDDS was also included in the program.