Upcoming Events

World Food Day

16/10/2017, Global

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all…more

Interamerican Conference on Statistics

17/10/2017 – 20/10/2017, Rosario, Argentina

Held at the Faculty of Economics and Statistics of the National University of Rosario, the Interamerican Conference on Statistics (Congreso Interamericano de Estadística, CIE) is expected to be the most relevant scientific meeting on Statistics of the year in the region. The activities being organized for this conference include a workshop about Education on Statistics, a panel discussion on Official Statistics, a workshop with live-demonstration of data analysis, the “Young Biometricians Contest” for students, talks and numerous oral and poster presentations…more

Strengthening Development of Least Developed Countries in Asia and the Pacific to Support Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

17/10/2017 – 18/10/2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Co-organized by the Government of Cambodia and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the objectives of this conference is to: (1) To identify development priorities and challenges of least developed countries in the region by reviewing progress of these countries in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action; (2) To enhance the capacities of policymakers and development practitioners in aligning national development strategies with the Istanbul Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; (3) To identify the potential role of development cooperation with North-East Asian countries to assist least developed countries in their development and to increase the capacity of policymakers and researchers from least developed countries and other stakeholders on ways to effectively leverage development partnerships with economies in North-East Asia; (4) To enhance regional economic cooperation and integration of least developed countries to smoothen their transition in graduating from the category of least developed country…more

Third meeting of the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

18/10/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The Regional Steering Group of Get Every One in the Picture provides guidance for the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, and is entrusted to act as custodian of the Asia and Pacific CRVS Decade (2015 – 2024). Comprising 30 members: 22 from member states and eight development partners, membership of the Regional Steering Group is based on Government nominations and represents a balance of geography and sectors including civil registration, statistics, health and planning…more

ASA Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

19/10/2017 – 21/10/2017, La Jolla, United States

The American Statistical Association’s Women in Statistics and Data Science will gather professionals and students from academia, industry, and the government working in statistics and data science. Find unique opportunities to grow your influence, your community, and your knowledge. Whether you are pursuing your education, are early in your career, or are a more experienced professional, WSDS 2017 is the place to present your life’s work or share your perspective on the role of women in today’s statistics and data science fields…more

Final Workshop on Environment Statistics for the East African Community Region

23/10/2017 – 27/10/2017, Arusha, Tanzania

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the Workshop will focus on discussing the progress in the implementation of the FDES 2013, finalizing a regional environment statistics compendium and finalizing a list of regional indicators based on EAC policies which will help countries prioritize their work to improve regional integration. The countries will present the results made in environment statistics during the project. They will also share their experiences by presenting the main challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Other topics related to environment statistics will be presented, such as climate change statistics…more

11th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (11th IAEG-GS)

30/10/2017, Rome, Italy

Hosted by UN Statistics Division, the meeting will bring together national and international experts to review and discuss issues related to the development of gender statistics. In particular, the meeting will: (a) review methodological developments in key areas of gender concerns in the SDG framework; (b) review the work of the IAEG-GS Advisory Group on Gender Indicators and the alignment of the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators with the Global SDG indicator framework; (c) provide an update on the work undertaken in the field of gender statistics by the IAEG-GS Members; (d) review capacity building efforts in gender statistics; and (e) discuss the preparation of the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, hosted by Japan in November 2018…more

Cross Regional Forum: Financing Mechanisms

30/10/2017 – 31/10/2017, Paris, France

Organized by PARIS21, the cross-regional forum “Funding Statistical Development: Good Practices and Opportunities with the 2030 Agenda” will be held on 30-31 October, with the objective of presenting good practices on the financing of statistics from all regions, discussing the replicability/scalability of these good practices, providing recommendations to implement them, and informing PARIS21 tools and guidelines related to statistical funding (ADAPT, NSDS Guidelines, PRESS, CRESS, advocacy tools, etc.)…more

The Seminar on the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective (EDGE meeting)

01/11/2017 – 02/11/2017, Rome, Italy

Hosted by the UN Statistics Division, the seminar will present the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective, developed under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project. The guidelines provide national statistical agencies and policy makers with guidance on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating individual-level household survey data on asset ownership. Lessons learned from the EDGE pilot countries which tested the methodology will also be shared. The meeting will also cover the methodology proposed to measure and monitor SDG indicator 5.a.1 (5.a.1 (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure), in line with the EDGE methods…more

2nd Asia Finance Forum: FinTech and Sustainable Development

8/11/2017 – 10/11/2017, Manila, Philippines

The conference, in collaboration between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ADB Institute, aims to discuss the growing importance of digital finance and its cross-cutting impacts on sustainable development goals including poverty reduction, inclusive economic growth, inequality mitigation, as well as having an impact on addressing thematic issues such as hunger, health, education, gender, energy, infrastructure, and climate change…more