Governing Council for the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific, Twelfth Session

28/11/2016 – 29/11/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the twelfth session of the Governing Council for the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand from 28-29 November 2016. Additional information will made available soon…more

African Statistics Day 2016

Global, 18/11/2016

African Statistics Day 2016 will be celebrated on 18 November 2016. Each year Africa celebrates this day to raise public awareness of the importance of statistics in all aspects of socioeconomic life. The theme of the Day this year is “Strengthening economic statistics for regional integration, structural transformation and sustainable development”…more

International Monetary Fund Fourth Statistical Forum

17/11/2016 – 18/11/2016, Washington, DC, USA

The objective of these annual forums is to provide a dialogue between users and suppliers of data on relevant economic and financial issues. Managing Director Christine Lagarde will open this year’s forum, and the discussions will cover the following topics: Statistics and Financial Inclusion; Tracking and Tackling Rising Inequality; What Are We Missing? Activity Outside the Boundary; Emerging Data Demands; and Measurement in a World of Globalized Production…more

Open Data Institute Summit and Awards 2016

08/11/2016, London, United Kingdom

We’re entering a new era. It’s been 26 years since the World Wide Web was invented, and there are now more devices in the world than people. With this changing landscape, we’re having to get smarter and more innovative in how we connect with each other, our communities and our cities around the world. Hosted by Open Data Institute, this summit will be joined by governments, charities, banks, supermarkets and many more who are empowered by the web of data to become more open, more efficient and better connected…more

International Seminar on Data for Sustainable Development Goals: Data Disaggregation

03/11/2016 – 04/11/2016, Seoul, South Korea

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) are organising an International Seminar on Data for Sustainable Development Goals: Data Disaggregation, to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 3-4 November 2016. This seminar will bring together international experts to discuss some of the challenges faced by national statistical systems in producing disaggregated data to monitor the sustainable development goals and targets and ensure no one is left behind. The main topics of the seminar include: national experiences and challenges in producing disaggregated data, innovative solutions to address the data needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and statistical capacity building initiatives aimed at reinforcing national statistical systems to produce disaggregated data. The discussions will contribute to a work plan or suggest project(s) to coordinate efforts to enhance nationally produced disaggregated data…more

The International Conference on Agricultural Statistics

26/10/2016 – 28/10/2016, Rome, Italy

The Seventh International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VII)  is organized by the Italian National Institute of Statistics, in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The theme of this conference is: Modernization of Agricultural Statistics in Support of the Sustainable Development Agenda. The Conference focuses on bringing together research and best practices in the field of agriculture statistics, in response to the changing needs and opportunities for agricultural statistics…more

World Statistics Day

20/10/2016, Global

Official statistics help decision makers develop informed policies that impact millions of people. Improved data sources, sound statistical methods, new technologies and strengthened statistical systems enable better decisions that eventually result in better lives for all of us. World Statistics Day is held on 20 October 2016, where the global statistical community will showcase their achievements and their ongoing work to help this vision come true...more

Fourth Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)

18/10/2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) will be held from 18 to 21 October 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development at the global level, and to support its implementation…more

Arab Forum on Building Statistical Capacity for a Data Revolution

10/10/2016 – 11/10/2016, Doha, Qatar

Discussions on the data revolution are taking place in all regions of the world, but turning these discussions into reality remains a challenge. In order for the 2030 Agenda and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to have meaningful impact, there is a need for specific recommendations and concrete objectives on how to utilise the data revolution, backed by long-term political and financial support. With the aim of gaining political support for such a roadmap, PARIS21, MDPS and GCC-STAT will hold a Regional Forum on Building Statistical Capacity for a Data Revolution, bringing together the Arab region community to agree on concrete steps to build statistical capacity in countries to respond to national, regional, and international data needs within the 2030 Agenda…more