• Read the full statement of the Global Data Community’s response to COVID-19 here

  • The live stream programme structure and session titles for the Virtual Forum can be found here (xls) | (pdf)

  • Access the recordings of the 2020 Virtual #UNDataForum here (If you are accessing the conference platform for the first time, you need to create your profile following the details here )


An Investment for the Ages: Financing Gender Data to Meet Pandemic and Development Needs

November 18, 2020

Shaida Badiee

Emily Courey Pryor

The virtual 2020 UN World Data Forum (UNWDF), which convened 10,000 participants over three days in October, left us feeling increasingly optimistic about gender data. Not only did it provide a ripe environment for discussing the importance of gender data, it set the stage for taking much-needed action on financing better gender data systems. We know that without adequate financial resources, we can’t make progress on substantive gender data collection and use

Data for what? Informing policymaking for forced displacement

October 28, 2020

Björn Gillsäter

Prof. Peter Kagwanja

As we mark the World Statistics Day on October 20, 2020, the global displacement crisis is at its all-time high. Currently, one per cent of the world’s estimated 7.8 billion people are forcibly displaced persons[1] who have been forced to flee their homes or communities in search of safety within or across borders, escaping persecution, violence, armed conflict, terrorism, human rights violations and abuses, the adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters, or a combination of these factors.