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 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.
COVID-19 has brought to the fore a number of critical data concerns from the lack of timely and disaggregated data to monitor the virus, to underinvestment in statistical systems, to issues around data governance and use. Digital ‘track and trace’ apps are being rolled out around the world, often amidst controversy. Data on incidence rates and death rates have become politicized in many countries. Misinformation and disinformation about the pandemic, its causes, and the efficacy of potential vaccines are widespread.
September 17 2020, 9:00 – 10:15 AM (EDT)
August 31 2020, 9:00-10:15 AM (EDT)