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6th SDMX Global Conference - 'SDMX for the Data Revolution'

02-10-2017  – 05-10-2017 Addis Ababa

The 6th SDMX Global Conference will be held from 2 to 5 October 2017 at the ECA Conference Centre (ECACC), Menelik II Ave., in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This year’s conference is hosted jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), with the theme 'SDMX for the Data Revolution'. Topics for this year’s event include:

  • • Global data sharing
    • Data validation
    • Applying SDMX to improve statistical business processes
    • SDMX infrastructure and tools
    • SDMX and global standardisation

  • The agenda of the meeting will be made available around July 31st 2017.

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    SDMX global conference 2015: SDMX In action

    28-09-2015  – 30-09-2015 Bangkok

    The 5th SDMX Global Conference will be held from 28 to 30 September 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. This year’s conference is hosted jointly by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), with the theme “SDMX In Action”.

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    Ninth meeting of the Advisory expert group on national accounts: Developing guidance on national accounts compilation

    08-09-2014  – 10-09-2014 Washington, D.C.

    The event is organised by the Inter-secretariat Working Group on National Accounts members, namely DESA’s Statistics Division, OECD, Eurostat, IMF and World Bank at the World Bank Head Quarters in Washington D.C.

    The purpose of the ninth meeting of the AEG is to consider guidance on issues related to the implementation of the SNA, such as: accounting for pensions; global production arrangements; the valuation of land and other non-financial assets; the recording of flows and stocks of international organizations; the SDMX-initiative related to national accounts, balance of payments and foreign direct investment; the use of indicators on deficit and debt; manuals, handbooks and other guidance; statistical units in supply and use tables and institutional sector accounts; distribution of income, consumption and wealth; and practical national accounts, such as, backcasting and the use of big data for national accounts compilation.

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    Workshop for the UNSD-DfID project on improving the collation, availability and dissemination of national development indicators, including MDGs

    21-04-2014  – 25-04-2014 Phnom Penh

    The workshop Country Data: Building better dissemination systems for national development indicators, organized by UNSD, will take place from 21 - 25 April in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    This workshop is the fourth in a series of international workshops planned by the UNSD-DFID Project on “Improving the collation, availability and dissemination of national development indicators, including MDGs”. The series of workshops has served to build capacity around implementing the Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) dissemination model promoted by the project.

    The fourth workshop will, in particular, look at complex issues and advanced topics in SDMX mapping and exchange. It will also focus on metadata and its use in discrepancy analysis, with a long term view to reducing discrepancies between national and international development data. The training will be led by UNSD and will bring together statistical and IT project focal points from the 11 countries participating in the project.

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    4th data managers meeting

    25-02-2014  – 27-02-2014 New York

    The 4th data managers meeting will be held in New York, from 22 to 24 January 2014, hosted by the UN Statistics Division. The Meeting will provide an opportunity for data managers from international agencies to update each other on recent developments in data dissemination and identify ways of expanding and improving the UNdata portal further (data.un.org) . The meeting will cover several specific topics, including: Data revolution, SDMX, and the use of API.

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    Workshop on SDMX tools for MDG data reporting

    02-12-2013  – 05-12-2013 Casablanca

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) together with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) is organizing a Training Workshop on SDMX tools for MDG Data Reporting from 2-5 December 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco.

    Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) is the preferred standard for allowing National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to automate and standardize exchange of data and metadata associated with the MDGs.The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to SDMX and focus on the process of mapping and exchanging indicators with SDMX through the features added to DevInfo 7 (devinfo.org).

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    Workshop on CountryData – SDMX for development indicators

    25-11-2013  – 29-11-2013 Nairobi

    This workshop will provide hands-on practical training to participants in using technologies for data exchange and dissemination with the international level; specifically with CountryData (data.un.org/countryData) for the dissemination of national development indicators.

    In the workshop, Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) is used as the preferred standard for allowing National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to automate and standardize data and metadata exchange so that data are more timely and can be updated easily. A focus of the workshop is the process of mapping and exchanging indicators with SDMX through the features added to DevInfo 7 (devinfo.org) as well as a demonstration of more advanced software like SDMX-RI developed by EuroStat.

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    Workshop on CountryData – Sharing best practice in the dissemination of national development indicators

    29-07-2013  – 02-08-2013 Addis Ababa

    This workshop will promote best practice in dissemination of development indicators, including the MDGs through country practice presentations and demonstration of key tools in dissemination, metadata management, exchange (especially through the SDMX standard), communication and promotion of these indicators. This workshop builds on previous workshops conducted in the region and internationally in the area of national development indicators and incorporates the second in a series of four international workshops planned as part of the UNSD-DFID Project on “Improving the collation, availability and dissemination of national development indicators, including MDGs.

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    8th meeting of the Advisory expert group on national accounts

    29-05-2013  – 31-05-2013 Luxembourg

    The Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts (AEG) has been established to assist the Inter-secretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA) in resolving issues on the research agenda of the System of National Accounts (SNA), identifying emerging research issues, and assisting the ISWGNA in the review of the SNA implementation programme. The composition of the AEG reflects the global community representing all regions in the world and comprises 16 members (not including the five representatives of the members of the ISWGNA, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN and WB). The main purpose of the 8th AEG meeting is to consider guidance on issues related to the implementation of the SNA, such as: financial output, global production, delineation of head offices, holding companies and special purpose entities, pension entitlements, stability fees, treatment of freight and insurance in the 2008 SNA, and the SDMX initiative.

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    Workshop on CountryData – Technologies for data exchange

    18-03-2013  – 22-03-2013 Bangkok

    This workshop will provide training to participants on technologies used for data exchange and dissemination with the international level; and specifically with CountryData (data.un.org/countryData) a website for the dissemination of national development indicators. The training will mainly focus on Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) a technology which can be used to automate and standardize data and metadata exchange so that data are more timely and can be updated easily. The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to SDMX, followed up with practical examples for the exchange of national development indicators with a focus on specific key SDMX tools such as SDMX Registry and mapping tool.

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    Training on information technology

    11-07-2012  – 18-07-2012 New York

    As part of the UNSD-DFID Project on Improving the Availability, Collation and Dissemination of National Development Indicators, UNSD are organising an IT training workshop for key participants from the Morocco National Statistics Office (NSO). The training will cover eXtensible Markup Language (XML),eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) and Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX), a cutting edge technology to facilitate data exchange and dissemination. The tools will help the Morocco NSO in automating their processes for producing statistical publications and in sharing data in a more automated, standardized way.

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    3rd data managers meeting

    06-10-2010  – 08-10-2010 New York

    The Third Data Managers Meeting will be held in New York, from 6 to 8 October 2010, hosted by the UN Statistics Division. The Meeting will provide an opportunity for data managers from international agencies to update each other on recent developments in data dissemination and identify ways of expanding and improving the UNdata portal further (data.un.org) . The meeting will cover several specific topics, including: data quality processes, SDMX, social networking for the statistical community, and the use of API.

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    • Francesca Grum, Tel.: +1 212 963 4950, E-mail: grum@un.org

    Expert group meeting on SDMX for MDG indicators

    23-10-2009  – 23-10-2009 Geneva

    The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) for Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Indicators. The meeting will be held in Geneva on 23 October 2009, hosted by the International Labour Organization. The purpose of this Expert Group Meeting is to share experiences on the use of the SDMX standards for the exchange of data and metadata on MDG Indicators. The SDMX is a platform for data and metadata exchange that will greatly facilitate the exchange of MDG data among countries and between countries and international agencies. The event will also be an opportunity to review, with national and international experts, the necessary steps to implement the SDMX platform at the national level, including identifying key areas in which international agencies could provide technical assistance.

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    2nd data managers meeting

    22-06-2009  – 24-06-2009 New York

    The second UNdata—Data Managers' Meeting will be held in New York from 22 to 24 June 2009, hosted by the UN Statistics Division. The meeting will gather experts from international agencies to exchange ideas on data and metadata dissemination. The meeting will cover several topics including: recent and future developments in the UNdata portal in terms of content and functionalities; current initiatives in data dissemination practices in UNdata partner agencies; and possible ways to strengthen cooperation and formalize agreements for collaboration.

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    • Francesca Grum, Statistics Division, Tel.: +1 212 963 4940, E-mail: grum@un.org

    Regional workshop on the latest information technologies in knowledge transfer

    15-06-2009  – 18-06-2009 Dhaka

    The Regional Workshop on the latest Information Technologies in Knowledge Transfer is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division in cooperation with UNESCAP, and is hosted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. The workshop will take place from 15-18 June in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workshop is part of the UN/DESA Development Account project for the strengthening of the statistical capacity of the countries of South Asia.

    One of the objectives of the project is to establish an IT network, which will aim to provide a forum for technical dialogue among countries in the region for promotion of knowledge management in the form of common platforms for data and metadata exchange and the sharing of information on methodologies and statistical analysis. Within the SAARC Secretariat context it is expected that decisions will be taken on the modalities of the common platforms, including a concept paper for the design and organization of the community website with interactive technology (electronic forum, wiki, etc).

    This workshop will give an overview of the latest technologies in knowledge transfer; it will discuss traditional knowledge bases and web forums, as well as usage of social networking in knowledge sharing. Data dissemination and data exchange technologies, such as SDMX, will be treated also. One of the outcomes of this Regional Workshop should relate to the practical bottlenecks at individual country level, which may prevent the community website from becoming actively used. In that regard countries will be invited to make presentation on their statistical systems and their practices in communication, data sharing and data dissemination.

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    • Ronald Jansen, Statistics Division, Tel.: +1 212 963 5980, E-mail: jansen1@un.org

    Data managers meeting

    19-06-2008  – 20-06-2008 New York

    As part of the effort by the UN Statistics Division to facilitate the easy access to the data resources of the UN System in February 2008, UNdata (data.un.org), a web-based data access system, was launched to the public. In this context, UNSD is organizing a Data Managers meeting. The overall objective is to bring the database experts of the UN partner agencies together, especially those who have already contributed data to the system and those who intend to do so in the near future. The specific objectives are (i) for UNSD to inform the partners on the latest developments of the system, (ii) for the partner agencies to discuss the current content and planned future updates of UNdata and (iii) to reach agreements on in the form of individual Memoranda of Understanding on the maintenance of the system, in particular the frequency of data and metadata updates. The meeting will be conducted in English.

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