Saving lives with data: how the UN is developing digital tools for improved humanitarian aid

Sarah Telford, the director of the UN Centre for Humanitarian Data, spoke to Conor Lennon from UN News about the ways that better data tools can assist humanitarian workers in getting aid to the people who need it most, and also the challenges the Centre faces, from privacy issues to the risk of identification and subsequent reprisals in conflict areas.

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Data experts gather to find solutions to world’s biggest challenges at UN Forum

International data sectors from national statistical offices, the private sector, NGOs, academia and international and regional organizations are gathering in Dubai from Monday to Wednesday, in a bid to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Better data can help fight hunger, advance development: FAO

Better data can help in the fight against hunger and bring about sustainable development, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Chief Statistician, Pietro Gennari, said on the margins of a meeting organized by the

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Data revolution benefiting humanitarian aid delivery

Well-managed data can support efforts to deliver aid to millions of people affected by natural and man-made catastrophes, according to the head of the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA.

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At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum today explored ways to close these data gaps

Women living longer but still face serious challenges worldwide

Women around the world are living longer than ever, but still face formidable challenges when it comes to issues of equality.

That’s just one of the findings of a new report on the lives of women released by the United Nations on Tuesday.

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