Upcoming Events

Expert Group Meeting on Management and Evaluation of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

20/02/2017 – 24/02/2017, New York, USA

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is conducting an Expert Group Meeting on Management and Evaluation of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems. The main objective is to review the draft of the revised Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance; to provide further guidance on its content and structure with a view to ensuring that it provides countries with a reference document on the management aspects of civil registration and vital statistics, including evaluation of completeness. The revised Handbook is expected to be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption…more

International Conference on Data Revolution for Policy Makers 2017

21/02/2017 – 22/02/2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

UN Global Pulse will organize the International Conference on Data Revolution for Policy Makers (DRFP) 2017, a two-day conference that brings together Indonesian and international experts to discuss how new ways of analyzing and sourcing data can be used to provide better services for the public. The theme of this year’s conference is “Expanding the Evidence Base: Government Demand for Advanced Data Analytics in Indonesia”…more

2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit

28/02/2017 – 01/03/2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by the Aid & International Development Forum, the 2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will look  at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa. Attendees will: Hear latest trends in humanitarian logistics, innovations in health & WASH, security of aid workers and communities, camp management, mobile for development and financing; discover new innovations and practical solutions from peers and leading solution providers involved in the humanitarian aid and development in Sub-Saharan East Africa ; build long lasting partnerships and effective collaborations via structured networking opportunities, exchange ideas and influence regional development and humanitarian goals…more

The Global Festival of Ideas

01/03/2017 – 03/03/2017, Bonn, Germany

The Global Festival of Ideas is the first in a series of annual forums, hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign and supported by the Federal Government of Germany. The Festival brings together leading thinkers, policy-makers and civil society, together with gaming experts and policy simulators, to deliver the world’s first playable policy conference. By transforming participants from passive delegates to active players, the Festival will provoke new thinking on these global challenges, involving policy-makers, the private sector, investors and civil society…more

Open Data Day

04/03/2017, Global

Supported by Open Knowledge International, Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the fifth time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society…more

United Nations Statistical Commission – 48th Session

07/03/2017 – 10/03/2017, New York, USA

The 48th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission will be held at the United Nations in New York City, from March 7 to 10. The theme of the session is “Better Data Better Lives”…more

International Women’s Day

08/03/2017, Global

International Women’s Day is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world…more

Financial Data Summit

16/03/2017, Washington, DC, USA

The momentum for U.S. financial regulators to adopt transparent, standardized data across their reporting regimes is well underway. Reliance on disconnected documents means investors, industry and the regulators themselves lose out. The Data Coalition is waging a successful advocacy campaign to convince Congress and agencies that it is time to modernize…more

ISI Regional Statistics Conference

21/03/2017 – 24/03/2017, Bali, Indonesia

The ISI Regional Statistics Conference 2017 is organized by the International Statistical Institute and its South East Asia Regional Network, together with Bank Indonesia as the co-host, in collaboration with Statistics Indonesia, Association of Indonesia Statistician, and Indonesia Statistician Forum. It brings together eminent statisticians and members of the statistical community from South East Asia and all around the world to present, discuss, promote and disseminate research and best practice in every field of statistics and its applications toward enhancement statistics to prospering human life…more

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017

29/03/2017 – 31/03/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), governments and other stakeholders will convene at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2017) on the theme of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing Asia-Pacific.” As an inclusive regional intergovernmental forum, APFSD 2017 will engage member States, United Nations and other institutions, and major groups and other stakeholders in dialogue on (1) Regional perspectives on the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including in depth review of the theme and SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 and 17, the cluster of goals to be discussed by the High-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) in 2017; and (2) Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific, including the consideration of a draft regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific, with a view to strengthening implementation efforts…more