#OpenDataDay for the SDGs

Richard Crespin, CollaborateUp Two people go searching for a partner online. They come across each other’s profiles. Though they come from very different backgrounds, their profiles line up with shared interests and shared values. After some back and forth by email and instant message, they agree to meet at a Waffle House. Who are they? […]

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Statisticians embrace UN World Data Forum as vital to innovation

“Stakeholder revolution” and collaboration seen as key to better data

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Building Trust in Data and Statistics

“Trust arrives walking and departs riding” – A Dutch Proverb Shaida Badiee, Open Data Watch The UN World Data Forum 2018 promises to be an exciting event, bringing together communities of data users and producers, researchers, and policy makers. It is a unique UN-led undertaking. Over three days, from 22 to 24 October, we will […]

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UN World Data Forum 2018 Initiatives

UN World Data Forum 2018 Initiatives: Partnering towards a Global Geographic Information System for Sustainable Development Clint Brown, Esri The UN World Data Forum 2018, to be held in Dubai in October 2018, represents a major step in transforming our world through the dedicated work of statistical and mapping organizations in each country. One of […]

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Working Together to Bring Vision into Reality

The United Nations World Data Forum 2018: a major step forward in the Arab region towards peace and prosperity, “leaving no one behind” Ola Awad, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics As a chief statistician – a representative from the official statistical community in the Arab region and a member of the UN […]

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Improving data interoperability for the SDGs

Following an initial meeting convened last January at the margins of the first UN World Data Forum (UNWDF) in Cape Town, specialists from National Statistical Offices (NSOs), international organizations, private sector, and civil society, representing diverse perspectives, met again on 5 March 2017 in New York to discuss how to promote the use (and re-use) […]

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Stefan Scheinfest

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division

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Launch of the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data was launched at the first United Nations World Data Forum. The Plan calls for a commitment by governments, policy leaders and the international community to undertake key actions under six strategic areas, including: coordination and leadership; innovation and modernization of national statistical systems; dissemination of […]

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Making Statistics Sexy

I Hate  Statistics – Pim Bellinga, Founder & Thijs Gillebaart, Co-Founder We are I Hate Statistics, two social entrepreneurs from Amsterdam who like solving problems. We have set ourselves one goal: teaching even those people who are inclined to think they hate statistics how to understand the world through data.  On January 16, we’ll be sharing our […]

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7 ways mobile data is being used to change the world

Telefónica –  Florence Broderick, Strategic Marketing Manager  and Richard Benjamins, VP for Big Data for Social Good  The smartphone has changed our world as we know it, with 79% of people between 18 and 44 having their devices within reach 22 hours a day. This new extension of our hands has become a “digital echo” […]

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Persons with disabilities must and can be counted in

Colin Allen, Chair of the International Disability Alliance Priscille Geiser, Chair of the International Disability and Development Consortium “In committing to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States recognized that the dignity of the individual is fundamental and that the Agenda’s Goals and targets should be met for all nations and people and […]

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