Global Calendar of Statistical Events

General Information on this Calendar

Scope: The focus of the Global Calendar is on capacity building events organized by UN agencies and other international and regional organizations (hereafter called source organizations) in the area of statistics and geospatial information. In addition, it includes in some cases other events on statistics and geospatial information (e.g. events for international coordination, the development of international standards, etc.). The calendar covers upcoming, current, and past events (up to 5 years). Events organized by national development agencies and national statistical offices are not included.

Data collection: The information contained in this calendar is retrieved monthly from the event calendars of the source organizations using automated webscraping techniques and limited manual data collection.

Data ownership: The source organizations are responsible for the information on the events included in this calendar, any questions related to an event should be directed to the organization listed as the source.

Organizer of the events: The source organization is not necessarily the organizer of the event, as their calendars may contain events organized by other organizations. Therefore, for most events the Global Calendar also lists the organizer(s) in the event details.

Quality control: Following data retrieval, the data undergoes a series of automatic and semi-automatic validation checks and classification procedures. As with any automated procedure, errors are possible.

Translation: Titles of events in languages other than English are translated into English. Titles which were translated into English are shown with this icon: Noun Project translation icon The original title is given in the event details. Event descriptions and other data elements are currently not translated.

Event language: The language of the event's title is no indication that the event is conducted (only) in that language. In some cases, additional information on the course language(s) is available in the event details.

Online events: This calendar also includes online events and e-learning courses when these are listed with start and end dates in the source organization's calendar. E-learning courses which are available on a continuous basis (without specific start and end dates) are not listed. Online events are shown with the following icon:

Duplicate events: This calendar tries to eliminate duplicate entries, but some events still might appear more than once if they are listed on two or more source organizations' calendars.

Target audience: Many events are by invitation or for specific target audiences only, even if this is not indicated in the event details. Please contact the source organization for more information.

Topics: Events can be filtered by topics which are organized according to the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA) Version 2.0 which was endorsed by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its 54th session in 2023.

General disclaimer: While all information contained in this calendar are collected and processed with upmost care, it is possible that this calendar may contain errors. The Secretariat of the United Nations bears no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies contained within this calendar. If in doubt, please contact the source organization for clarification.

Icons used:

    This is a capacity building event.

    automatically translated title The title of this event was translated into English.

    This is an online event.

The calendar currently contains events from 57 sources of the following international and regional organizations: UN Statistics Division (UNSD), UN Population Division (UN Pop. Div.), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA), UN Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) (Statistical Division, Sustainable Transport Division, Sustainable Energy Division), UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN ESCAP Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP SIAP), UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Migration Data Analysis Centre of the International Organization for Migration (IOM GMDAC), International Labour Organization (ILO) and its International Training Centre (ILO ITC), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Development Statistics and Information Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UN Global Pulse, UN Women, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarter and its training centres and institutes (Afritac Centre, Afritac West, Afritac West 2, Afritac East, Afritac South, Cartac, Metac, Sarttac, the Africa Training Institute (ATI), and Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI)), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (Paris21), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Statistical Institute (ISI), Observatoire Économique et Statistique d'Afrique Subsaharienne (Afristat), African Development Bank (AfDB), Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistic (AITRS), Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (EASTC), European Central Bank (ECB), Eurostat, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC Stat), Pacific Community (SPC), Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).