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Data4 Now Initiative          NEW

A new global effort to close the gap on data for development was launched on 25 September on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly by the Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed. The United Nations Statistics Division, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, The World Bank and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network/TRENDS are the operating partners of the Data 4 Now Initiative which will match the countries' data priorities with partners who bring innovative solutions to address the data needs. "Through this initiative, we can blaze a trail of success, by working together to unlock data, protect people's privacy and to fight for inclusion. We must make sure data-or lack of data-does not reinforce disadvantage," she said. The full speech is available at: https://t.co/vwWPC562Rp

Chronicle Conversation:
Stefan Schweinfest

3 September 2019 - In the inaugural Chronicle Conversation, the Director of the United Nations Statistics Division, Stefan Schweinfest, explains how better data can lead to better lives, and introduces the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019.

Launch of the SDG Report 2019

9 July 2019 - The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 reviews progress in the fourth year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report uses the latest available data to track global progress of the 17 goals with infographics, and presents an in-depth analysis of selected indicators for each goal. It highlights challenges and identifies many areas that need urgent collective attention to realize the 2030 Agenda's far reaching vision. Regional and/or subregional analyses are presented to the extent possible. Follow the launch live on 9 July at 12pm ET via webtv.un.org

The 50th Session of the Statistical Commission

The 50th session took place in New York from 5 ‐ 8 March 2019.The provisional annotated agenda is now available here.

2019 Statistics Division in Brief

The United Nations Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system.
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Meetings and events


Lima    11 - 12 November 2019
Workshop on Energy Statistics for Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Nur-Sultan    14 - 15 November 2019
Regional Workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics, International Trade Statistics: Edge of Tomorrow

Kampala    18 - 20 November 2019
Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy

Kampala    21 November 2019
Africa Regional Natural Capital Accounting Policy Forum

Christ Church    25 - 27 November 2019
Caribbean Regional Thematic Conference on managing a statistical organization in times of change

New York    2 - 4 December 2019
Second meeting of the Friends of the Chair Group on Economic Statistics

Cairo    20 - 21 January 2020
International Forum on Migration Statistics


St. George's    4 - 8 November 2019
Workshop on Environment Statistics and Climate Change Statistics for the CARICOM Region

Hangzhou    16 - 18 October 2019
International Symposium on the use of Big Data for Official Statistics

New York    16 - 17 October 2019
Scoping Workshop on the SEEA and Business Accounting

Dakar    15 - 18 October 2019
Workshop on Energy Statistics for Western African Countries

Addis Ababa    14 - 18 October 2019
Workshop on the Implementation of a National Quality Assurance Framework for Official Statistics in countries of the Africa Region

Pretoria    7 - 9 October 2019
First African Regional Thematic Conference on managing a statistical organization in times of change

New York    7 - 9 August 2019
Ninth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management

New York    1 - 3 July 2019
United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
New York    1 - 3 July 2019
Second meeting of the Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks
New York    26 - 27 June 2019
2019 Forum of Experts on SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting

Johannesburg    24 - 28 June 2019
Regional Workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics

New York    24 - 25 June 2019
Fourteenth Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting

New York    18 - 20 June 2019
Meeting of the Technical Subgroup for the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities

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