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United Nations World Data Forum

03/10/2020 06/10/2021

Conferences 2021

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Bern

The United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) is an event of global importance directly related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It provides a space for discussion between different communities of data producers and users. Bringing together different data communities of producers and users, and harnessing the power of technology and other innovative tools are both essential to fulfil the data demands of the 2030 Agenda.

Also open to representatives of the economy, science, media, national statistical offices, as well as other administrations and fields, this community can engage in a productive dialogue and identify ways to mobilise the necessary resources for data development. The purpose of the forum is therefore to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with disaggregated, high quality data. These must be accessible, timely and reliable in order to objectively assess the situation in the various countries and to allow all data producers, including those outside the traditional statistical systems, to present innovative approaches for data compilation, processing and communication.

The UNWDF program is organised around six thematic areas:

  • New approaches to capacity development for better data;
  • Innovations and synergies across data ecosystems;
  • Leaving no one behind;
  • Understanding the world through data;
  • Building trust in data and statistics;
  • How far have we come?

Session proposals are submitted through an open call and are reviewed and chosen by the Program Committee. An interactive, dynamic program is being developed by the Program Committee, under the oversight of a subgroup of the UN Statistical Commission, the High-level Group for Partnership, Cooperation and Capacity Building (HLG-PCCB).

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