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1st UN World Data Forum

15-18 January 2017 | Cape Town, South Africa

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A view of Cape Town (photo courtesy of the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC), venue of the 1st UN World Data Forum)

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UN Data Forum The first UN World Data Forum (WDF) will bring together public and private measurements experts, statistical producers, information system specialists, and users, as well as all other key stakeholders to discuss data for sustainable development. The Forum will be hosted by Statistics South Africa with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the UN Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UN WDF is intended to provide an opportunity for data and statistics experts from around the world to, among other things: explore innovative ways to apply data and statistics to measure global progress and inform evidence-based policy decisions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; contribute to important discussions, data labs and interactive platforms aimed at improving the use of data for sustainable development; and launch new initiatives and solutions that will deliver better data for all.

Organization of a World Forum on Sustainable Development Data was one of the main recommendations of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary report from the 1st UN World Data Forum. Our summary report is available in HTML and PDF format.
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Specific funding for coverage of the 1st UN World Data Forum has been provided by the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
SDC