North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum 2017

28/09/2017 – 29/09/2017, Moscow, Russian Federation

Co-hosted by ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, Russian Association of International Development Experts, and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, researchers and practitioners of development cooperation mostly from four North-East Asian countries, namely China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation, will gather in the fourth North-East Asia Development Cooperation Forum. Participants will highlight the role of development cooperation in North-East Asia in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a more secure and prosperous world…more

Workshop: Linked Open Data in Agriculture

27/09/2017 – 28/09/2017, Berlin, Germany

Linked Open Data (LOD) combines the technology of globally linked data with the philosophy of free access to information. LOD overcomes the limits which traditional information distribution reaches in view of the increasing amount of data and information. In the agricultural sector, efforts are being made to exploit the potential of this approach, in particular with regard to global food security, site-adapted agriculture and international research collaboration. Facilitated by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (GODAN), the Association for Technology and Structures in Agriculture, and the Federal Office of Agriculture and Food, this two-day professional workshop will be targeted at an international audience with impulse lectures by experts and discussion sessions. Both days include a two-track program with parallel sessions. One track is about policy implementation, focussing on the country and organization level, e.g. data ownership and data rights, investment in information, while the other track covers cutting edge technology such as new applications and services…more


Thirty-Third Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts

26/09/2017 – 29/09/2017, Douala, Cameroon

Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the overarching objective of the thirty-third session of ICE is to review regulatory issues pertaining to the mandate and functioning of the Sub Regional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA). The meeting also aims to take stock of the status of implementation of sub-regional, regional and international initiatives and make appropriate recommendations for inclusive and sustainable development in Central Africa. Another objective of the meeting is to review progress made in the implementation of ECA/SRO-CA’s 2016 program of work and provide directions for the implementation of the Office’s 2017 program…more

International Workshop on Statistical Classifications for ECLAC countries

25/09/2017 – 28/09/2017, Havana, Cuba

The workshop will be organized jointly with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información of Cuba. The workshop will be coordinated with the Working Group on International Classifications (GTCI), operating under the guidance of the Statistical Conference of the Americas. The workshop will review progress made in the regional efforts, which have so far resulted in the development of training modules on classifications, translations of classifications and supporting materials, bilateral training exercises among member countries and linguistic tools to address terminological differences among countries that are difficult to address in classifications documents. The workshop will also address specific questions that have arisen in implementation efforts in the countries to provide conceptual guidance, especially focusing on the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC)…more

International Seminar on Open Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

25/09/2017 – 27/09/2017, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The International Seminar on Open Data for the Sustainable Development Goals aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on the importance of Open Data initiatives to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, drawing from the Seminar on Open Data held prior to the 48th session of the UN Statistical Commission in March 2017. Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), the Seminar is set to review and recommend solutions and best practices for making data more open and accessible by addressing the practical question of how to make data more open in the context of national statistical systems, from planning to a sustained and effective operation. Open Data will be a major topic of discussion at the 49th session of the UN Statistical Commission and the outcomes of this Seminar will provide valuable input to the Open Data paper to be presented there…more

Data for Good Exchange 2017

24/09/2017, New York, USA

Hosted by Bloomberg, the Data for Good Exchange’s theme for this year will be “With Great Data comes Great Responsibility,” or how data science can be applied to solve public interest problems without losing its soul. Since 2014, Bloomberg has hosted this yearly conference on applications of data science to problems related to the social good. This forum has enabled participants from academia, industry, government and NGOs to share insights and progress on applying modern machine learning and data science methods to problems in the public and non-profit sectors…more

Gender Equality, Data and Decision Making: Insights from National Level Policymakers

21/09/2017, New York, USA

This Equal Measures 2030 side event will profile the key interim findings of a survey of policymakers in 5 focus countries – Kenya, Senegal, India, Indonesia, and Colombia. During the event, government representatives and national civil society organizations will reflect on what is – and isn’t – surprising in the results and what this means for stakeholders working to achieve the SDGs for all girls and women by 2030…more

Inclusive Data to End Poverty and Leave No One Behind

20/09/2017, New York, USA

Hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, this event will highlight how using more granular data to shine a light on groups that are frequently excluded and suffer worse outcomes as a result is essential to achieve the 2030 Agenda aspiration to Leave No One Behind. This event will showcase how data disaggregation has impacted policy and improved people’s lives and provide a platform announce the intention to develop a new Charter on Disaggregation, supported by several Member States, UN Agencies, and civil society organizations…more

International Conference on Sustainable Development

18/09/2017 – 20/09/2017, New York, USA

Organized by the Center for Sustainable Development, the Earth Institute, the Global Master’s in Development Practice, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the International Conference on Sustainable Development brings together professionals from the private sector, academia, government, and civil society, along with students from the world’s top universities. We welcome participants from all sectors and experience levels…more