Upcoming Events

Data for Good Exchange 2017

24/09/2017, New York, USA

Hosted by Bloomberg, the Data for Good Exchange’s theme for this year will be “With Great Data comes Great Responsibility,” or how data science can be applied to solve public interest problems without losing its soul. Since 2014, Bloomberg has hosted this yearly conference on applications of data science to problems related to the social good. This forum has enabled participants from academia, industry, government and NGOs to share insights and progress on applying modern machine learning and data science methods to problems in the public and non-profit sectors…more

International Seminar on Open Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

25/09/2017 – 27/09/2017, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The International Seminar on Open Data for the Sustainable Development Goals aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on the importance of Open Data initiatives to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, drawing from the Seminar on Open Data held prior to the 48th session of the UN Statistical Commission in March 2017. Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), the Seminar is set to review and recommend solutions and best practices for making data more open and accessible by addressing the practical question of how to make data more open in the context of national statistical systems, from planning to a sustained and effective operation. Open Data will be a major topic of discussion at the 49th session of the UN Statistical Commission and the outcomes of this Seminar will provide valuable input to the Open Data paper to be presented there…more

International Workshop on Statistical Classifications for ECLAC countries

25/09/2017 – 28/09/2017, Havana, Cuba

The workshop will be organized jointly with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información of Cuba. The workshop will be coordinated with the Working Group on International Classifications (GTCI), operating under the guidance of the Statistical Conference of the Americas. The workshop will review progress made in the regional efforts, which have so far resulted in the development of training modules on classifications, translations of classifications and supporting materials, bilateral training exercises among member countries and linguistic tools to address terminological differences among countries that are difficult to address in classifications documents. The workshop will also address specific questions that have arisen in implementation efforts in the countries to provide conceptual guidance, especially focusing on the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC)…more

Thirty-Third Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts

26/09/2017 – 29/09/2017, Douala, Cameroon

Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the overarching objective of the thirty-third session of ICE is to review regulatory issues pertaining to the mandate and functioning of the Sub Regional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA). The meeting also aims to take stock of the status of implementation of sub-regional, regional and international initiatives and make appropriate recommendations for inclusive and sustainable development in Central Africa. Another objective of the meeting is to review progress made in the implementation of ECA/SRO-CA’s 2016 program of work and provide directions for the implementation of the Office’s 2017 program…more

Workshop: Linked Open Data in Agriculture

27/09/2017 – 28/09/2017, Berlin, Germany

Linked Open Data (LOD) combines the technology of globally linked data with the philosophy of free access to information. LOD overcomes the limits which traditional information distribution reaches in view of the increasing amount of data and information. In the agricultural sector, efforts are being made to exploit the potential of this approach, in particular with regard to global food security, site-adapted agriculture and international research collaboration. Facilitated by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (GODAN), the Association for Technology and Structures in Agriculture, and the Federal Office of Agriculture and Food, this two-day professional workshop will be targeted at an international audience with impulse lectures by experts and discussion sessions. Both days include a two-track program with parallel sessions. One track is about policy implementation, focussing on the country and organization level, e.g. data ownership and data rights, investment in information, while the other track covers cutting edge technology such as new applications and services…more


North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2017

28/09/2017 – 29/09/2017, Moscow, Russian Federation

Co-hosted by ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, Russian Association of International Development Experts, and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, researchers and practitioners of development cooperation mostly from four North-East Asian countries, namely China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation, will gather in the fourth North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum. Participants will highlight the role of development cooperation in North-East Asia in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a more secure and prosperous world…more

6th SDMX Global Conference – “SDMX for the Data Revolution”

02/10/2017 – 05/10/2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This year’s conference is hosted jointly by the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, with the theme “SDMX for the Data Revolution”. Topics for this year’s event include: Global data sharing, data validation, applying SDMX to improve statistical business processes, SDMX infrastructure and tools, SDMX and global standardization…more

2017 International Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals Statistics

04/10/2017 – 06/10/2017, Manila, Philippines

The Philippines, through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), is organizing the 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals Statistics. The Conference will serve as venue for knowledge sharing/discussion on the methodologies, addressing data gaps and use of other data sources given the numerous SDG indicators including the demand for data disaggregation (geographical, income, sectoral, age, sex, race, ethnicity or other characteristics)…more

CODATA 2017 Conference

08/10/2017 – 12/10/2017, St. Petersburg, Russia

The purpose of the conference is to explore the fundamental issues relating to the availability, (re-)use and scientific analysis of data that relate to the most significant contemporary global challenges. Global science is increasingly data-driven.  Major international scientific programs contribute to a collective endeavor to understand contemporary global processes and phenomena that are of deep relevance to contemporary societies.  The unprecedented volume of data generated by the digital revolution of recent decades has led to the emergence of distinctive and powerful means of characterizing and understanding the complex systems that are at the heart of many global challenges.  These developments raise major questions around data collection, stewardship and analysis; and there are timely lessons to be shared between the academic and commercial sectors…more