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

Seventh meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

09/04/2018 – 12/04/2018, Vienna, Austria

Hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). meeting will follow a different format from the previous IAEG-SDG meetings. There will be a members meeting taking place during the first day (9 April) and a plenary session taking place during the following three days (10 – 12 April). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend…more

Commission on Population and Development, 51st session

09/04/2018 – 13/04/2018, New York, USA

The 51st Commission on Population and Development will take place at the UN Headquarters, with the theme of: Sustainable cities, human mobility, and international migration. The Commission is to assist the Economic and Social Council by: Arranging for studies and advising the Council; monitoring, reviewing and assessing the implementation of the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the national, regional and global levels, identifying reasons for success and failure, and advising the Council thereon; providing appropriate recommendations to the Council on the basis of an integrated consideration of the reports and issues related to the implementation of the Program of Action…more

PARIS21 Annual Meetings 2018

04/04/2018 – 05/04/2018, Bern, Switzerland

The PARIS21 Annual Meetings will take place from 4-5 April 2018. On 4 April, an all-day conference will take place, with the theme of “Truth in Numbers: The role of data in a world of fact, fiction and everything in between.” The PARIS21 board meeting is held the following day…more

Workshop: Web API, Open Data and Interoperability (4th APAN meeting)

28/03/2018, Singapore

Hosted by GODAN, the objective of this workshop is to access to field and farm data becomes always more important for agricultural research. Collaboration between equipment producers, research and farmers is necessary. The session should assess the state of the art at this time and formulate requests for actions to improve data interoperability through common standards and agreements…more