Upcoming Events

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

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

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

5th IMF Statistical Forum

16/11/2017 – 17/11/2017, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by the International Monetary Fund, the Forum is a platform for policymakers, academics, researchers, and compilers of economic and financial data to come together to discuss cutting-edge issues in macroeconomic and financial statistics and to build support for statistical improvements. The theme of this year’s Statistical Forum is “Measuring the Digital Economy.” Digitalization has transformed the way we work, consume, and engage with one another. Against a backdrop of slow growth of GDP and productivity, concerns that existing macroeconomic statistics may not fully capture the gains from digital and digitally-enabled products and activities have become a topic of much discussion and debate. The Forum will include empirical or conceptual papers that foster progress on understanding the implications of digitalization for macroeconomic and financial statistics and developing strategies to fill the measurement gaps…more

AfricaGIS 2017 Conference

21/11/2017 – 24/11/2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, AfricaGIS™ is the premier conference and exhibition focusing on geo-information science and technologies in Africa. The principal objective of AfricaGIS™ is to provide a platform for geo-information professionals from Africa to learn about geo-information science and technology and its applications. This unique conference provides a forum for geo-information professionals to meet, interact, and be updated on new developments, products and emerging trends and issues. It also provides a unique opportunity for interaction among practitioners to share information and knowledge to advance the development and application of geo-information science and technologies to meet African developmental needs…more

International Forum on Migration Statistics 2018

15/01/2018 – 16/01/2018, Paris, France

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (represented by UNSD and UNPD) propose to co-organize a regular International Forum on Migration Statistics. The first Forum will be hosted at OECD’s conference centre in Paris. The location of the Forum will rotate between the three co-organizing agencies. The Forum will also involve partner organizations that will contribute to relevant sessions…more