Past Events

G20: Data Gaps Initiative (DGI) Meeting

29/01/2018 – 30/01/2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. Collectively, G20 members represent all inhabited continents, 85 percent of global economic output, two-thirds of the world’s population, and 75 percent of international trade. As part of the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit, the Data Gaps Initiative (DGI) meeting is held for two days…more

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National Platforms for SDG Reporting

22/01/2018–24/01/2018, New York, USA

Hosted by the UN Statistics Division, the objective of this meeting is to review best practices and to discuss and showcase possible solutions and to identify ways forward for their implementation. In addition, the meeting will produce recommendations and guidelines for basic requisites of national data platforms suitable to SDG follow-up and reporting.The event will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations with programs or initiatives that support data platforms in countries, as well as donors and other providers of data platform solutions. Representatives of statistical offices will be both from countries where solutions are already implemented and can be shared with others, and from countries where no SDG data reporting platform has been established yet. A total of 40-60 participants are expected, including SDG focal points and data managers…more

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Conference on National Reporting Platforms

22/01/2018 – 24/01/2018, New York, USA

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division, this conference will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations with programmes or initiatives that support data platforms in countries, as well as donors and other providers of data platform solutions. Representatives of statistical offices will be both from countries where solutions are already implemented and can be shared with others, and from countries where no SDG data reporting platform has been established yet.

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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

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Capacity Building Workshop for National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Focal Points

12/12/2017 – 14/12/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the workshop for National CRVS Focal Points is aimed at strengthening capacities for setting national targets and collecting, compiling and disseminating information on the targets of the Regional Action Framework. In addition, the workshop will equip National CRVS Focal Points to be champions of the regional CRVS initiative within their countries, thereby supporting the implementation of the Regional Action Framework. The workshop will also give Focal Points the tools to lead the process of developing national multi-sectoral CRVS strategies in their countries…more

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First International Workshop on Poverty Statistics in SAARC

11/12/2017 – 14/12/2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

The National Statistical Institute (NSI) of Nepal is organizing the first ever International Workshop on Poverty Statistics. The workshop is being organized with support from International Statistical Institute (ISI) and aims to educate the statisticians and stakeholder in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) region on key concepts of poverty statistics and international practices of poverty measurement. Economies of the South Asian countries are growing faster than any other economy of the world but the South Asian region is still home to a large chunk of population which lives below the poverty line. In the interactive workshop, international experts will deliver lectures on deriving poverty line and their updates over time at the country level, various measure of poverty, poverty mapping using Small Area Estimation (SAE) technique by using Nepal Living Standard Surveys and National Population and Housing Census…more

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High Level Africa Roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals

11/12/2017 – 12/12/2017, Accra, Ghana

Organized by the Government of Ghana, the High Level Roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals will bring distinguished African leaders, a core group of SDGs Advocates, Senior Leadership of the United Nations, African Development Bank, and other multilateral institutions and importantly, the private sector, policymakers, and thought leaders from Africa. The overarching objective of the Roundtable is to mobilize regional support for the implementation of the SDGs, and to propose practical, smart, and innovative actions needed to underpin accelerated implementation of the SDGs at both the regional and country levels.

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Human Rights Day

10/12/2017, Global

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”…more

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Expert Group Meeting on Data-Driven Smart Government

06/12/2017 – 07/12/2017, Manila, Philippines

Organized by the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT/ESCAP) and the Department of ICT of the Philippines, the expert group meeting will provide a platform for experts and practitioners to discuss trends and practices on data policy and data utilization in government in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will review a draft Academy Module on Data-Driven Smart Government being developed by APCICT in cooperation with the National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea…more

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