The first UN World Data Forum (WDF) will be hosted by Statistics South Africa. It is expected to bring together public and private measurements experts, statistical producers, information system specialists, and users, as well as all other key stakeholders to discuss data for sustainable development.
Organized by the UN High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG), the UN WDF is intended to serve as a platform for intensifying cooperation on data for sustainable development with multiple stakeholders, including information technology professionals, geospatial information managers, data scientists, data users, and members from civil society. Organization of a World Forum on Sustainable Development Data was one of the main recommendations of the UN Secretary-General's Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. Twitter: @UNDataForum
The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the first UN World Data Forum is here.
The second UN World Data Forum will take place in October 2018 in the UAE.
dates: 15-18 January 2017
location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
contact: UN Statistics Division
fax: +1 (212) 963 9851