UN World Data Forum

Funding boost for sustainable development data agreed at UN conference

In a declaration agreed at the close of the 2018 UN World Data Forum in Dubai on Wednesday, leaders in the field agreed on measures to boost funding for data and statistical analysis, to speed up progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

News in Brief 23 October 2018

  • UN Refugee Agency concerned by threats to migrant caravan headed to US
  • Biometric data improves aid to displaced people in South Sudan
  • UNESCO chief condemns death of Pakistan journalist
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News in Brief 22 October 2018

  • Data experts gather to find solutions for the world’s biggest problems at the UN world Data Forum
  • Ebola in DR Congo: UN chief ‘outraged’ by recent killings of civilians and health workers
  • UN human rights experts call for end to exclusion of Nigerian women in politics
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Many deaths can be avoided with better data: UN deputy chief

Speaking at the opening session of the UN World Data Forum on Monday, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed highlighted the life-saving impact that data can have, noting that better data and forecasting could have averted many deaths from natural disasters.

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)

Countries need to improve data collection

All countries need to improve data collection if the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the head o

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