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UN World Data Forum, Cape Town, South Africa, January 2017

January 15, 2017 - January 18, 2017


15 – 18 January 2017

Cape Town, South Africa

The first UN World Data Forum will be hosted by Statistics South Africa from 15 to 18 January 2017, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

It will be an opportunity for data and statistics experts from around the world to:

  • JOIN together in this unique event with governments, businesses, civil society and the scientific and academic communities.
  • EXPLORE innovative ways to apply data and statistics to measure global progress and inform evidence-based policy decisions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • CONTRIBUTE to important discussions, data labs and interactive platforms aimed at improving the use of data for sustainable development.
  • LAUNCH new initiatives and solutions that will deliver better data for all.


The Programme of the First UN World Data Forum is organized around six main themes covering a wide range of topics.

Throughout the forum, participants will have opportunities to interact in plenary sessions, break-out spaces, innovation labs, knowledge sharing spaces, exhibits and virtual forums.

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January 15, 2017
January 18, 2017
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