22/10/2018 - 24/10/2018

UN World Data Forum (Dubai, UAE)


The UN World Data Forum 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Forum will be a great opportunity for data and statistics experts from around the world to:

  • Join together in this unique event with governments, businesses, civil society and the scientific and academic communities.
  • 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.
  • Launch new initiatives and solutions that will deliver better data for all.

Following one of the main recommendations contained in the report entitled "A World That Counts" , presented in November 2014 by the United Nations Secretary-General's Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, the Statistical Commission agreed that a United Nations World Data Forum on Sustainable Development Data (UN World Data Forum) would be the suitable platform for intensifying cooperation with various professional groups, such as information technology, geospatial information managers, data scientists, and users, as well as civil society stakeholders.

Find out more here.