Past Events

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

17/05/2017 – 19/05/2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will convene under the theme: “Ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity for all.” The overall objective of the 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development is to undertake regional follow-up and review and facilitate learning including sharing experiences and lessons learned to advance implementation of the 2030 agenda and Agenda 2063…more


International Day of Families

15/05/2017, Global

May 15 is the International Day of Families, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237. The day reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. Families are strongest and healthiest when all people are empowered to access health care, acquire an education, contribute to their homes and communities, and realize their full potential. UNFPA supports the rights of all people to live healthy, empowered and fulfilled lives…more


Regional Seminar on Non-Monetary Poverty Indicators: Progress and Challenges for Measurement

15/05/2017 – 16/05/2017, Santiago, Chile

The Seminar is part of the activities of the Working Group on Poverty Statistics of the Statistical Conference of the Americas and is co-organized with the National Department of Administrative Statistics (DANE) of Colombia. Its objective is to create a space for the officials of the National Statistical Offices of the countries to know and analyze the results of a diagnosis on the availability and comparability of non-monetary indicators used in the region for the measurement of poverty, Discuss the feasibility of improving and incorporating new indicators on the various dimensions of poverty in the household surveys of the countries of the region…more


UNESCAP Seventy-Third Commission Session

15/05/2017 – 19/05/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The seventy-third session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)  will be comprised of the senior officials segment, which will be held from 15 May to the afternoon of 17 May, and the ministerial segment from the afternoon of 17 May to 19 May. The Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries will be held on 16 May…more


Open Data and Open Science for the SDGs

15/05/2017, New York, USA

In conjunction with the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Forum, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), in partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will be holding a side event on “Open Data and Open Science for the SDGs.” The event will highlight the emerging role of open data and open science in achieving the SDGs and the ongoing development of regional open science platforms for Africa and Latin America. Attendees must be registered for the STI Forum.


Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

15/05/2017 – 16/05/2017, New York, USA

The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals will be held at the United Nations Headquarters. As requested by the General Assembly resolution 70/1 on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of ECOSOC will convene the meetings of the STI forum once a year to discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The General Assembly also decided that the meetings of the forum will be co-chaired by two Member States and will result in a summary of discussions elaborated by the two co-Chairs…more


Launch and Panel Discussion of UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017: Korean Perspective

12/05/2017, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Facing a globalization backlash, rising inequality and environmental degradation, the UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017 (2017 Survey) explores policy options for Asia and the Pacific economies to sustain and increase their economic dynamism while improving the quality of growth in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In view of the challenges, the 2017 Survey also highlights the importance of better governance and effective fiscal management. Hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the launch of the 2017 Survey will feature Korea’s economic outlook and public financial management reforms, as well as its role in strengthening economic growth and financial infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region…more


The International Workshop on Industrial Statistics in the Central American and the Caribbean Region

09/05/2017 – 11/05/2017, Panama City, Panama

The International Workshop on Industrial Statistics in the Central American and the Caribbean Region, organized by STAT/DESA in collaboration with Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean  will focus on enhancing the capacity of national statistical systems of the Central American and the Caribbean Region countries in the area of industrial statistics. Staff of the national statistical offices and central banks will gain practical and methodological knowledge of issues related to the implementation of the United Nations International Recommendations for Industrial Statistics (IRIS) 2008 and the International Recommendations for the Index of Industrial Production (IRIIP) 2010. They will also gain practical and methodological knowledge of issues relating to SDG indicators and other indicator frameworks linked to industrial statistics…more


Sustainable Development Goals Data Archive-a-thon

06/05/2017, Washington, D.C., USA

Hosted by the Center for Open Data Enterprise, the SDG Data Archive-a-thon is an opportunity for programmers, archivists, scientists and volunteers of all kinds to help preserve publicly accessible federal data resources in the public interest. The goal of this event is to archive the datasets used to report on the SDG indicators and to ensure they remain accessible to the public online…more