UN World Data Forum Gathers Governmental and Non-governmental Data Experts to Discuss Joint Work for SDG Agenda

The United Nations World Data Forum (15-18 January in Cape Town, South Africa) brings together for the first time data producers, analysts and users from private, public, civil society and academic communities around the world.  The Forum discussions focus on practical ways for data experts from official statistics, information systems, international agencies, civil society, the open…

Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators Tackles Monitoring Framework

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) opens 15 November in Geneva. All countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to join Members during the last two days of the four-day meeting. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th…

July-September, 2016

Since July open data professionals have been busy preparing for the UN General Assembly and the International Open Data Conference. In the last three months, there have been noteworthy developments, such as data workshops in East Africa, the release of new national strategies for the development of statistics, and two reports on financing the data…