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

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Real-time SDG benchmarking and measurement using social media sentiment analysis

November 4, 2021

Virginia Lin

Accurate measurement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is critical to achieving their implementation by 2030. The logic behind this is simple – to make evidence-based decisions that will enable countries to meet the SDG targets, governments and policymakers need to have a clear view of existing conditions and be able to track any progress – or regress – that is being made.

Using data creatively to improve people’s lives

November 2, 2021

Danil Mikhailov

Data is a modern wonder that has the potential to provide innovative, evidence-based answers to complex social problems. One ongoing concern, though, is that useful data is often less a gold bar sparkling on a pedestal than a vein of ore hidden deep in a mountain. And simply digging out valuable data isn’t enough. We have to interpret it, act on it, and deliver results, all the while upholding principles of ethics and privacy that maintain public trust.