Upcoming Events

Data for Development Festival

21/03/2018 – 23/03/2018, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Data for Development festival is the inaugural in-person gathering of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. It is an exciting chance to exchange ideas with partners from around the world, generate new collaborations, and explore the impact of emerging technology on people’s lives. This event provides an opportunity to participate in numerous thematic events, network with the global data community, meet representatives of the Global Partnership’s new Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Group, and shape the partnership’s future…more

Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2018

25/03/2018 – 27/03/2018, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD). The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2018 will be a forum for civil society organizations to work together and consolidate their positions and recommendations for a regional sustainable development agenda. Asia-Pacific CSOs from different sectors and countries will explore common ground and actions, develop common messages and coordinate strategies for more effective participation in the national, regional and global intergovernmental processes on sustainable development…more

Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

28/03/2018 – 30/03/2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development will engage member States, United Nations bodies, other international organizations, major groups and other stakeholders in highlighting regional and subregional perspectives on the theme of the high-level political forum in 2018, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”…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

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

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

International Women’s Day

08/03/2018, Global

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world…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. The event will start with a three-day summer school for ‘trainers of trainers’. The aim is for them to be able to serve as trainers in their local contexts using the “end-to-end” approach. A two-day workshop will then follow with paper presentations and interactive panel discussions. Panel discussions will unite a wide range of stakeholders, including data scientists, development practitioners and the private sector; this will provide a unique setting in which innovative solution driven ideas can thrive…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