International Open Data Conference

27/09/2018 – 28/09/2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The International Open Data Conference (IODC) is a biannual event to bring the global open data community together in order to learn, share, plan, and collaborate on the future of open data. Under the theme “The Future is Open”, this year’s conference will reconvene our ever expanding community to address the key issues and challenges facing the open data community today, and seek to identify innovative solutions and opportunities for increased collaboration that will translate into real progress in the years ahead…more

IAOS-OECD Conference 2018

19/09/2018 – 21/09/2018, Paris, France

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will jointly organize the 16th edition of the IAOS Conference, Better Statistics for Better Lives that will take place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France. With the aim of promoting official statistics, the theme of this conference Better Statistics for Better Lives will serve as an umbrella to discuss the most pressing problems regarding the production, dissemination, and use of official statistics. This conference will be an important driver of the agenda towards better understanding official statistics, increasing their usefulness, addressing challenges, and finding potential options to improve statistics in a particular subject or field…more

4th International Conference on Governance, Crime and Justice Statistics

04/06/2018 – 06/06/2018, Lima, Peru

Organized by the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica e Informatica (Peru), Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (Mexico), UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and Centro de Excelencia para Informacion Estadistica de Gobierno, Seguridad Publica, Victimizacion y Justicia, the Fourth International Conference on Governance, Security and Justice Statistics seeks to promote dialogue among the actors involved in the production and use of statistical information on crime and criminal justice, in order to increase availability, quality, the relevance and use of said data to improve the analysis and formulation of public policies. This discussion space is precisely part of the vision contained in the road map for the improvement of crime statistics at national and international level, jointly approved by the United Nations Statistical Commission and the United Nations Commission on Prevention of Crime and Criminal Justice. The opportunity to hold an international conference every two years offers the possibility to discuss and follow up on the three pillars of this road map: methodological development, capacity building and data collection at the national, regional and international levels…more

Data Science Africa 2018

31/05/2018 – 08/06/2018, Nyeri, Kenya
This year, the conference is being organized by the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Kenya) in collaboration with Pulse Lab Kampala and various local and international universities, research organizations and private companies including Amazon Inc.

Fourth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

02/05/2018 – 04/05/2018, Dakar, Sengal

The 2018 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will be held under the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. Sustained, inclusive economic growth is possible with appropriate policies implemented to create and share wealth and address inequalities. The theme is timely as Africa aims to redouble its effort to translate rapid economic growth into sustained and inclusive development, through such interventions as putting in place development strategies that foster economic diversification and job creation and help to reduce inequality and boost access to basic services…more

UNESCAP Gender Policy-Data Initiative: Inception Workshop

21/04/2018 – 23/04/2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by UNESCAP, workshop is being organized as one of the inception activities for project countries of the UNESCAP Gender Policy-Data Initiative, which aims to strengthen data and statistics in the ESCAP region for evidence-based policies and programmes on gender equality and women’s empowerment, a central theme of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (concept note attached)…more

Second Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals

18/04/2018 – 19/04/2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Organized in collaboration with UNECE, OECD, and Eurostat, the Second Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals will discuss regional progress, capacity building needs, and priorities in providing globally comparable national statistics for SDGs. Thematic and data flow gaps will be reviewed, and practical suggestions presented. Strategies for communicating statistics for SDGs, particularly to policy makers, will also be discussed…more

GIS for a Sustainable World

17/04/2018 – 19/04/2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Co-hosted by Esri and UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), this year’s conference features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peers. You’ll learn how other GIS users are enjoying improved workflows and efficiencies, and learn how big data and real-time data analytics can unlock the full potential of your data. Go in-depth on new, innovative solutions like virtual and augmented reality apps, with an agenda full of immersive technical workshops, interactive discussion groups, and engaging breakout sessions…more

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development – 2018

16/04/2018 – 20/04/2018, Santiago, Chile

At the thirty-sixth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Mexico City from 23 to 27 May 2016, the member States adopted resolution 700 (XXXVI), Mexico Resolution, which established the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development as a regional mechanism to follow up and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, its means of implementation, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The second meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development will take place in Santiago, from 18 to 20 April 2018…more