International seminar on world statistics: Sustainable data for sustainable development
20-10-2015 – 22-10-2015 Xi’an
UN DESA's Statistics Division and the National Bureau of Statistics of China are jointly organizing an International Seminar on “World Statistics: Sustainable Data for Sustainable Development”, to be held on 20-22 Oct 2015 in Xi’an, China.
In addition, the observance event for World Statistics Day 2015 will be held in the morning of October 20, 2015 at the same venue.
The United Nations Summit of Heads of State and Government in September 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, will launch the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals.
The seminar held at the occasion of the World Statistics Day will in this context provide a unique and timely opportunity for the global statistical community to gather and exchange views and ideas on how to measure and monitor Sustainable Development Goals and targets.
Statisticians and experts from around the world will deliberate on the new indicators and a monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals and how to mobilize the data revolution for sustainable development.