On Monday, 18 September 2023, during the SDG Summit, the UN Statistics Division, partnering with Google.org launched UN Data Commons for the SDGs. This new platform integrates authoritative SDG data and insights from across the UN System into a public repository with advanced search functionality and an innovative, user-friendly interface. Its aim is to put high-quality dataset s and digital public goods at users' fingertips, allowing for seamless exploration of diverse statistical datasets, the annual global SDG report, and analytics, to ultimately facilitate informed data-driven decisions.
The platform, built by the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic Affairs, in collaboration with Google's Data Commons, harnesses open, high-quality data from across the UN System, as well as cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), to make key SDG data and insights available to a diverse global audience, including policymakers, journalists, academics, and the public.
Key features include:
- Easily explore and download SDG data by country, region and Goal
- Advanced search functionality for SDG data insights
- SDG data and data stories together in one place
- Tools to explore and visualize SDG data
- Official SDG data available in Google's Data Commons for further exploration
UN Data Commons for the SDGs is part of the UN Data modernization initiative, which aims to provide a single entry-point for official data and statistics from across the UN System. Over time, the UN Data Commons platform will integrate an increasing number of authoritative datasets from across the UN System and release powerful tools for accessing and interacting with data in an intuitive, easy-to-use way. The UN Data Commons is spearheaded by the UN, with initial funding from Google.org.
Link to webpage: https://unstats.un.org/UNSDWebsite/undatacommons/sdgs
Check out the latest blog on our collaboration with Google here