UN World Data Forum 2023
UN Secretary-General António Guterres message on the UN World Data Forum 2021

In-person registration is OPEN and Provisional programme RELEASED.

Please register through INDICO to attend the fourth UN World Data Forum in Hangzhou, China. It will be open for a limited time until Wednesday, 15 February 2023 to allow adequate time for all visa arrangements so please register today. A copy of the provisional programme can be found here.

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Hanging on by a thread — the critical linkages in citizen-generated data.

December 16, 2022


Caroline Khene

Ingrid Siebörger

The social accountability monitoring (SAM) initiative for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights and services, MobiSAfAIDS, has been operating in six Southern African countries since 2018 demonstrating the potential of citizen-generated data to contribute to SRH outcomes for adolescents and advancing SDG 3 “Good health and well-being” and 5 “Gender equality” imperatives. MobiSAfAIDS was scaffolded from MobiSAM, another SAM initiative launched in 2012 in South Africa towards improved government service delivery.

Data challenges in AI systems

December 14, 2022

Gaurav Sharma

Data deluge has introduced several challenges in modern digitized societies. The lack of homogeneity that characterizes data production, entails risks in increasing the cost of discovery while at the same time introduces difficulties in quality control and management. To facilitate data interpretation, organization and consumption by both humans and machines, the FAIR principles for research data were developed. The principle of data concerns all the sequence of the information value chain in all Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, from creation and collection of data to its end use either by human agents, through AI insight or an automated AI-based decision system. The application of FAIR principles in AI systems, is required to improve issues like data bias in learning algorithms.


UN World Data Forum webinar
United Nations World Data Forum 2023 – See you in Hangzhou!

Thursday, February 2 2023 , 8:00 to 9:00 am (ET)

The following key topics will be covered:

  • Logistics for travelling and staying in Hangzhou, including registration and visa process
  • Highlights from the programme, including high-level events
  • Outreach and communications around the Forum
  • Virtual participation in Forum events

Register here

UN World Data Forum webinar
Information session on the call for proposals for Hangzhou 2023

Tuesday, June 7 2022 , 7:00 to 8:15 am (ET)

Key questions covered in this webinar will include:

  • How will the programme be organized in Hangzhou 2023?
  • What are the benefits and appeal of submitting a proposal for Hangzhou 2023?
  • What are the expectations and responsibilities for an organizer if their proposal is chosen?
  • What does an attractive proposal look like according to the Programme Committee?