Since 2018, the Statistical Commission has endorsed and supported to development of the UN global platform as a collaborative environment on data innovation for the global statistical community and all its partners. The idea of the global platform was developed in Bogotá in November 2017 and was followed by the implementation ONS, UK, from 2018 to 2020. On 1 June 2020, ONS handed over the beta version of the platform to the United Nations community, with the objective of scaling it up for global use.
The following projects (either in the proof of concept, pilot or production phase, depending on their level of maturity) are currently active on the Global Platform:
More projects will be onboarded, including a project to deploy the rural access index measurement tool for testing against national data sources and a project to develop a "data as a service" functionality.
This side-event will showcase the projects on Sen2Agri, AIS data and .STAT. The objective is to convey the message that the data, services, technology and applications on the platform are available and open to all the members of the Commission. More projects can be onboarded.
The side event will be conducted virtual, showcase 3 presentations with Q&A and will last 90 minutes.