World Food Day

16/10/2017, Global

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all…more

Three Takeaways from IODC

Several sessions were convened at the 2016 International Open Data Conference (IODC), from Oct. 3-5 in Madrid, connecting the open data community and national statistical offices (NSOs) with the aim of fostering and strengthening linkages between them.

World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings

13/10/2017 – 15/10/2017, Washington, DC, USA

Each autumn, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. The Annual Meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries…more

Technical Workshop on Revenue Statistics

12/10/2017 – 13/10/2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organized by the Department of Economic Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the objective of the planned workshop is for senior and technical government officials of Member States to:

• Discuss the findings of the Second Edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa, which includes16 countries
• Exchange on country-specific conditions impacting revenue collection
• Share experiences and co-create practical tools to better use tax revenue data
• Shape the third edition of the publication, which aims to cover at least 20 countries
• Work on the third edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa..more

July-September, 2016

Since July open data professionals have been busy preparing for the UN General Assembly and the International Open Data Conference. In the last three months, there have been noteworthy developments, such as data workshops in East Africa, the release of new national strategies for the development of statistics, and two reports on financing the data…

Committee on Gender and Social Development: Second Session

11/10/2017 – 12/10/2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the theme for the second session of the Committee, “Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063: from planning to implementation of gender and social development goals for inclusive and sustainable development”, provides a framework for the policy discussion. This follows on a discussion begun at the first session of the Committee, held on 17 December 2015, and the second session will offer member States an opportunity to deliberate further on what is required to address gender and social development goals in national planning and implementation processes. The outcome of the second session will contribute to framing Africa’s priorities on gender and social development issues and to aligning planning processes for the effective implementation of programmes…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

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