The United Nations World Data Forum 2023 will feature more than 100 events, 70 parallel sessions, 30 learning labs, exhibits and much more.

Member States, civil society, the private sector, as well as the UN agencies and other organizations are invited to showcase their good practices and success around the 4 themes of the Forum.

To apply for an exhibit space and receive a badge prior to entry, please contact:

All parties must accept the rules to exhibit as highlighted here.


Registration for in-person attendance at the UN World Data Forum 2023 is now closed. Details for virtual participation will be available in early April. A copy of the programme can be found here.


Staying Relevant: Thanks to the 2030 SDGs Agenda

March 20, 2023

Ola Awad

The 2030 SDGs Agenda has provided opportunities for wider partnerships and technical cooperation among the global official statistics community as well as at the regional and national levels. Innovation and keeping up with the pace of modernization including building partnerships and creating national SDGs platforms have promoted better collaboration and coordination in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda by providing a single point of entry for producers and users to share SDGs indicators. National platforms also contribute to streamline and standardize data exchange and improve integrity of the data along its lifecycle. These platforms provide user-friendly interactive user interface, designed to facilitate and simplify the data presentation to users, so they can focus on their decision-making and analysis tasks..

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.


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

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?