BIEE Programme Launch in the Caribbean & Capacity Building Workshop on Energy Efficiency Indicators

25/05/2017, Kingston, Jamaica

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Database for Energy Efficiency Indicators (BIEE) program launch seeks to strengthen the capacity of energy authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean to monitor their energy efficiency, improve data reliability and in turn enhance evidence-based decision-making on energy efficiency. The BIEE programme of activities in undertaking in five stages, the first being a data compilation of basic information which is usually undertaken by the focal point in each country, in coordination with ECLAC. Then the energy efficiency indicators are identified for the 7 sectors being considered by the project: Macro/Energy Balance, Households, Industrial, Services, Agricultural, Transportation and Energy. Finally, the focal points are trained in the interpretation and use of these indicators…more


Open Data for Development: A Conversation with Fernando Perini

23/05/2017, Washington, DC, USA

Open Data Watch, as a collaborator with Open Data for Development, is pleased to invite you to have a conversation with Fernando Perini and learn more about the network. Open Data for Development (OD4D) is a global network with the objective of enhancing citizen-driven and sustainable open data ecosystems around the world. OD4D is scaling open data approaches that work, improving transparency and accountability, service delivery, and the well-being of the poorest and the most marginalized. This event is an opportunity to speak with Fernando Perini and to learn more about OD4D and its initiatives. Shaida Badiee, Managing Director of Open Data Watch, will provide opening remarks for this event. Following a short presentation from Fernando Perini, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion…more



Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week 2017

22/05/2017 – 26/05/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week features a seminar, special sessions on economic statistics capacity screening and economic loss from disasters, the third ESCAP Economic Statistics Project Support Meeting and the sixth meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics…more


Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

17/05/2017 – 19/05/2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will convene under the theme: “Ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity for all.” The overall objective of the 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development is to undertake regional follow-up and review and facilitate learning including sharing experiences and lessons learned to advance implementation of the 2030 agenda and Agenda 2063…more


International Day of Families

15/05/2017, Global

May 15 is the International Day of Families, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237. The day reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. Families are strongest and healthiest when all people are empowered to access health care, acquire an education, contribute to their homes and communities, and realize their full potential. UNFPA supports the rights of all people to live healthy, empowered and fulfilled lives…more


Regional Seminar on Non-Monetary Poverty Indicators: Progress and Challenges for Measurement

15/05/2017 – 16/05/2017, Santiago, Chile

The Seminar is part of the activities of the Working Group on Poverty Statistics of the Statistical Conference of the Americas and is co-organized with the National Department of Administrative Statistics (DANE) of Colombia. Its objective is to create a space for the officials of the National Statistical Offices of the countries to know and analyze the results of a diagnosis on the availability and comparability of non-monetary indicators used in the region for the measurement of poverty, Discuss the feasibility of improving and incorporating new indicators on the various dimensions of poverty in the household surveys of the countries of the region…more


UNESCAP Seventy-Third Commission Session

15/05/2017 – 19/05/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The seventy-third session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)  will be comprised of the senior officials segment, which will be held from 15 May to the afternoon of 17 May, and the ministerial segment from the afternoon of 17 May to 19 May. The Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries will be held on 16 May…more


Open Data and Open Science for the SDGs

15/05/2017, New York, USA

In conjunction with the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Forum, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), in partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will be holding a side event on “Open Data and Open Science for the SDGs.” The event will highlight the emerging role of open data and open science in achieving the SDGs and the ongoing development of regional open science platforms for Africa and Latin America. Attendees must be registered for the STI Forum.


Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

15/05/2017 – 16/05/2017, New York, USA

The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals will be held at the United Nations Headquarters. As requested by the General Assembly resolution 70/1 on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of ECOSOC will convene the meetings of the STI forum once a year to discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The General Assembly also decided that the meetings of the forum will be co-chaired by two Member States and will result in a summary of discussions elaborated by the two co-Chairs…more