Regional Meeting on Measuring Disability and Disability Statistics in Support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Global Population and Housing Census Program 2020

20/06/2017 – 22/06/2017, Santiago, Chile

Hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the main purpose of the meeting is to compile national experiences, including challenges and lessons learned, on the approaches adopted to measure the population with disabilities during the national rounds of the 2010 round. The meeting will also provide the opportunity to initiate a debate on the Way to move towards the collection of disability data for the follow-up of the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the meeting will allow sharing of national experiences among participating countries. The target audience of the meeting are statisticians and experts responsible for statistics on disability in national statistical offices…more

1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics

15/06/2017 – 17/06/2017, Hong Kong, SAR China

The 1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics is co-organized by the Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics), the network of Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFENetwork) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School. This conference invites oral and poster presentations containing substantial advances in the broad areas of econometrics and statistics. All topics within the scope of the journal Econometrics and Statistics will be considered…more

The Role of Managing for Development Results in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

15/06/2017 – 16/06/2017, Manila, Philippines

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a new holistic framework for all countries development efforts, linking people, planet and prosperity by 2030. Financial management and planning processes within countries are evolving to respond to the SDGs. Managing for Development Results has been a key concept in strengthening the capacity of the state, enabling it to improve the lives of its citizens. Our communities of practice are well-equipped to formulate ideas and contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs. This year’s seminar will therefore reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented by the 2030 development agenda. This seminar is jointly convened by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bankmore

Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition & 4th Agritec Africa International Exhibition

14/06/2017 – 16/06/2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Agriculture has an inert potential for transforming economies in the global south. It holds the key to rapid job creation, improved health and livelihoods for majority of the world’s poor. Yet, the sector suffers from inadequate resourcing and capacity. The sector, however, has been making strides in adopting innovations and new practices to increase productivity, reduce cost of food consumers and increase revenue for farmers. The conference will therefore focus on “Catalyzing Agricultural Transformation for Inclusive Growth” under the theme “Harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in food and nutrition data.” The Conference is being co-convened by the Government of Kenya, Radeecal Communications and GODAN Secretariatmore

World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017

12/06/2017 – 16/06/2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by the International Telecommunication Union, UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, UN Conference on Trade and Development, and UN Development Programme, the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. In follow up to the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes and with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals. The WSIS Forum will therefore serve as a key forum for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, with due regard to the global mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…<a href=""

Seminar on Accounting for Global Value Chains

06/06/2017 – 08/06/2017, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Eurostat and UN Statistics Division are jointly organizing a seminar on Accounting for Global Value Chains in Luxembourg.The seminar will discuss the Handbook on Accounting for Global Value Chains. The main objective of the Handbook is to provide a high-level overview of how economic statistics can be made more accurate and relevant in measuring the effects of globalization in national accounts and business statistics. The Handbook will provide a national perspective on globalization based on a Global Value Chain approach for specific industries in a multi-country supply chain of goods, value adding services and institutional arrangements. It should be helpful to a wide range of data compilers…more

Capacity Building Program on the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics in Africa

06/06/2017 – 29/06/2017, Virtual

A capacity building program on the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics has been launched by the African Centre for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa jointly with the United Nations Statistics Division and the United Nations Environment Programme. Environmental sustainability is recognized as one of the three pillars that are critically linked to well-being of human in the global sustainable development agenda. The environmental issues are urgent and increasingly aggravating in Africa. Disasters triggered by rapid-onset natural hazards such as floods forced 1.1 million people displaced in 2015.  A spell of extended droughts and vegetation change from climate change are pushing many more people to the brink of famine. The population pressure on the environment such as urban pollution, deforestation and loss of top soil and underground water is at alarming rate and the situation will only exacerbate as its population is expected to be doubled by 2050…more

OECD Forum

06/06/2017 – 07/06/2017, Paris, France

The OECD Forum is a public event, that has emerged as a major international conference where policies and ideas are shared between governments, businesses, civil society, and academia…more

2017 Big Boulder Conference

01/06/2017 – 02/06/2016, Boulder, USA

The annual Big Boulder conference features two jam-packed days of educational sessions, networking events, and outdoor activities all centered around social data. This year’s conference will feature sessions from top social media sources, industry leaders, and premier consumers of publicly-available social data who will discuss trends, best practices, use cases, and the future of the industry…more

Workshop on Innovative Data Approaches to SDGs

31/05/2017 – 02/06/2017, Incheon, Republic of Korea

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Statistical Research Institute, Statistics Korea are hosting a Workshop on Innovative Data Approaches to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Workshop will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of decision makers from member States in the Asia-Pacific region, ranging from statisticians to policy makers, to explore opportunities for utilizing big data and related data approaches in their jurisdictions to achieve SDGs…more