SXgood Hub presented by the United Nations Foundation

14/03/2016 – 15/03/2016, Austin, Texas

The two-day SXgood Hub presented by United Nations Foundation is a creative content venue designed to unite attendees of SXSW Music, Film and Interactive who are advancing social innovation. The Hub features dynamic programming, pop-ups and special events to inspire, educate and connect. Opening the SXgood Hub each day, the United Nations Foundation curates a variety of thought leaders to speak the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Following this kickoff, the SXgood Stories and Lab sessions spotlight the role of technology and design in creating social impact. SXgood Stories feature a series of short talks from leading social innovators, who will speak to how they are driving social change within their field. Immediately following the Stories, speakers will facilitate a collaborative SXgood Lab that provides attendees the opportunity to explore the topic in-depth and contribute their ideas…more

SXgood Track

11/03/2016 – 15/03/2016, Austin, Texas

As part of South by South West (SXSW), SXgood is a Convergence Track featuring purpose-driven content. It allows Music, Film, and Interactive registrants to discover people, artists, and brands working to build a better world through innovative projects and collaborations. SXgood features panel sessions at the JW Marriott, as well as a host of evening events and networking opportunities across conferences…more

A Data-Driven Initiative for Gender Equality

The Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation are joining forces to gather data on and analyze the gains made for women and girls in the two decades since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. The initial report – the “No Ceilings Full Participation Report” – comes out today at a major event in New York City.

47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission

08/03/2016 – 11/03/2016, New York, USA

From 8 to 11 March 2016, the United Nations Statistical Commission will host the 47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission. Established in 1947,the UN Statistical Commission is the highest body of the global statistical system. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level…more

Moving From Data Revolution to Data Solutions

05/03/16, New York, USA

In the margins of the 2016 UN Statistical Commission, PARIS21, Data2X and Open Data Watch will host an event to share latest advancements and stimulate discussions on some of the emerging data solutions. The event will be comprised of three interrelated panels, to showcase what is new on tracking data innovations in countries, how partnerships are helping with closing gender data gaps, and where we stand on open data for NSOs…more

International Open Data Day

05/03/2016, Global

International Open Data Hackathon’s Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments…more

The Cost of Monitoring Post-2015 SDGs

The preliminary draft of an estimate of resources needed for countries to monitor post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals has just been published for comment.  Developed by a team of development data experts, from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) with the participation of ODW, the draft costing is the result of five months of intense research and is…