UN WORLD DATA FORUM 2018

22-24 October 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The UN World Data Forum 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Call for Sessions


The call for session proposals for the UN World Data Forum 2018 is closed. The Programme Committee would like to thank you for your interest in submitting session proposals to be considered for inclusion in the programme. In the coming weeks, the UNWDF 2018 team will follow up with focal points on the status of proposals received.

The Forum will be a great opportunity for data and statistics experts from around the world to:


  • JOIN together in this unique event with governments, businesses, civil society and the scientific and academic communities.
  • EXPLORE innovative ways to apply data and statistics to measure global progress and inform evidence-based policy decisions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • CONTRIBUTE to important discussions, data labs and interactive platforms aimed at improving the use of data for sustainable development.
  • LAUNCH new initiatives and solutions that will deliver better data for all.

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