A quick snapshot of the UN World Data Forum 2023 can be viewed here.


Governments need more socioeconomic data on forced displacement – here are three ways data innovation can help

Jun 13, 2023

Paddy Brock

Harriet Mugera

As the number of people around the world forced to flee their homes exceeds 100 million, the need for data to underpin effective responses has never been more urgent. However, the transition from situational assessments to high quality socioeconomic microdata on forced displacement produced by national statistical offices will take time. In the interim, can innovative approaches accelerate and enhance the generation and use of socioeconomic data on forced displacement to inform effective action? The consensus at a workshop held recently at UN City in Copenhagen was ‘yes, it can’, and the most fruitful opportunities identified were rooted in complementing and reinforcing traditional approaches.

Innovations in China’s 2020 Population Census

May 26, 2023

Jia Guoping

Li Rui

Yan Fang

Population and housing census is one of the primary sources of data needed for formulating, implementing and monitoring policies and programmes aimed at inclusive socioeconomic development. Over the past decades, methods adopted for the collection of population data have significantly evolved taking advantage of new data sources and technologies.

Thematic Area 1 of the UN World Data Forum 2023 covers exchanges of innovative experience in conducting census. While census technologies have to be based on national contexts, leveraging multiple data sources existing and rapidly developing information technology is a common direction for all.


UN World Data Forum webinar
Information Session: How to engage virtually with the UNWDF 2023

Wednesday, April 19 2023, 7:00 to 8:00 am (EDT)


The following key topics will be covered:

  • What to expect as a virtual participant of UNWDF2023
  • Introduction to the online event platform
  • Insights into how best engage in sessions as a remote participant, including network and connect with fellow attendees

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