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International Seminar on Open Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

25-09-2017  – 27-09-2017 Seoul

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) are organising an International Seminar on Open Data for the Sustainable Development Goals, to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 25-27 September 2017. This Seminar will contribute to the ongoing dialogue on the importance of Open Data initiatives in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, drawing from the Seminar on Open Data held prior to the 48th session of the UN Statistical Commission in March 2017. The objective of this Seminar is to review and recommend solutions and best practices for making data more open and accessible by addressing the practical question of how to make data more open in the context of national statistical systems, from planning to a sustained and effective operation. Furthermore, the topic of Open Data will be reviewed and discussed by the 49th session of the UN Statistical Commission. The outcomes of this Seminar will provide valuable inputs to the points to be taken up for discussion by the Statistical Commission.

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International Seminar on Data for Sustainable Development Goals: Data Disaggregation

03-11-2016  – 04-11-2016 Seoul

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) are organising an International Seminar on Data for Sustainable Development Goals: Data Disaggregation, to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 3-4 November 2016. This seminar will bring together international experts to discuss some of the challenges faced by national statistical systems in producing disaggregated data to monitor the sustainable development goals and targets and ensure no one is left behind. The main topics of the seminar include: national experiences and challenges in producing disaggregated data, innovative solutions to address the data needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and statistical capacity building initiatives aimed at reinforcing national statistical systems to produce disaggregated data. The discussions will contribute to a work plan or suggest project(s) to coordinate efforts to enhance nationally produced disaggregated data.

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International seminar on Sustainable Development Goals: challenges for national statistical systems

16-09-2015  – 17-09-2015 Seoul

UN DESA's Statistics Division and Statistics Korea are organizing an International Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges for National Statistical System, to be held on 16-17 September 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

This seminar aims at addressing some of the challenges faced by the National Statistical Systems in monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets. It is one of the first opportunities for statisticians and experts from around the world to initiate the conversation on the challenges faced by national statistical systems to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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International seminar on population and housing censuses: beyond the 2010 round

27-11-2012  – 29-11-2012 Seoul

UNSD, in collaboration with Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), is organizing an International Seminar on population and housing censuses which will provide a discussion forum for countries and organizations to share experiences and lessons learnt from censuses conducted during the 2010 round. Discussions will center around 1) emerging methodologies for the census, 2) use of modern technologies during census operations, 3) strategies for managing the cost of the census, 4) demand for and provision of census micro data, and 5) the likely future of census taking.

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Inaugural session of the UN Committee of experts on global geospatial information management (UN-GGIM) and High level forum on GGIM

24-10-2011  – 26-10-2011 Seoul

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, established by ECOSOC on 27 July 2011 as the official UN consultative mechanism on GGIM, is convening its inaugural session on 26 October 2011 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The inaugural meeting will bring together experts from Member States and observers from international organizations to adopt the terms of reference of the Committee, review its rules of procedure and discuss its contribution to Rio+20 Conference as well as an inventory of critical issues to be addressed by the Committee in future sessions.

Immediately preceding the inaugural session of the Committee, the United Nations is jointly organizing with the National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) of the Republic of Korea, for the first time, a High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management at the COEX Convention Centre in Seoul, 24-26 October 2011. The Forum will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of current critical geospatial information issues and consultations among governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

At the opening of the Forum, a Ministerial Segment will be convened in the morning of 24 October 2011. The Under-Secretary-General for DESA Mr. Sha Zukang will deliver the opening address. The Segment will provide a platform for Ministers, representing all the regions of the world, to discuss national policies on geospatial information, particularly in reference to management aspects; to provide direction in evolving common frameworks and methodologies across countries; to promote the use of geospatial information to address key global challenges; and to give guidance on capacity development and enhance technology transfer.

The High Level Forum and the inaugural session of the Committee will be accompanied by two thematic side-events, namely an ‘Exchange Forum with the Geospatial Industry’ (on Sunday 23 October 2011) and a ‘Seminar on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information’ (on Thursday 27 October 2011).

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International seminar on green economy and official statistics

06-07-2011  – 08-07-2011 Seoul

This Seminar is being organised by the United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with Statistics Korea, the national statistics office of the Republic of Korea.

A green economy has been recognised as one of the critical development models for the future which improves well-being and social equity while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The concept of a green economy has become a centre of policy debates in recent years. During the recent global financial crisis, the United Nations General Assembly and several United Nations agencies underscored that the crisis represented an opportunity to promote green economy initiatives as part of the stimulus packages being put in place to support the recovery. The General Assembly has decided one of its major themes for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro is “a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.” We envisage the following outcomes from the Seminar: A recognition that official statistics will be required to inform on green economy issues and that national statistical systems will accordingly need to adapt.

An emerging understanding of the key issues/indicators that official statistics will need to focus on. • A sense of the work that international agencies and the United Nations Statistical Commission might best focus on, over and above what they are already doing, to support countries in this work.

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International seminar on information and communication technology statistics

19-07-2010  – 21-07-2010 Seoul

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Korea (Statistics Korea) in cooperation with the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development are organizing an International Seminar on Information and Communication Technology Statistics.

.The Seminar takes place at the half-way point between the Tunis phase of the WSIS and 2015, when the United Nations General Assembly will review progress towards achieving the WSIS targets, in line with the MDGs. As such, this Seminar presents a timely opportunity for statistical agencies and other relevant stakeholders to discuss new developments, trends and challenges related to ICT statistics.

The Seminar will in particular facilitate the exchange of experiences and discuss progress on:• ICT statistics and policy making; • Measuring the Information Society, including: (1) New developments in mobile and broadband communication technology, (2) Measuring household ICT access and individual use, (3) Measurement issues related to households ICT surveys; • Measuring the Information Economy, including: (1) Measuring the evolving ICT sector, (2) Measuring ICT use by businesses, (3) Measurement issues related to surveys on ICT use in enterprises.

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Conference on climate change, development and official statistics in the Asia-Pacific region

11-12-2008  – 12-12-2008 Seoul

The Korean National Statistical Office (KNSO) and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) are jointly organizing a Conference on Climate Change, Development and Official Statistics in the Asia-Pacific Region.  The Conference is to discuss the regional relevance of the recommendations of the Oslo Conference on Climate Change and Official Statistics held in April 2008 and to contribute to the shaping and refining of a roadmap for the development of official climate change statistics at the national, regional and the international level. The roadmap will be submitted to the 40th session of the UN Statistical Commission in February 2009 for further deliberation.

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