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UN World Data Forum

11/10/2024 24/10/2024


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About the Forum

The aim of the UN World Data Forum is to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development. Since the first Forum in January 2017, the audience for the Forum has grown from 2,000 people to active stakeholder group of over 20,000. The UNWDF 2024 will bring together data leaders from diverse range of stakeholders such as governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia (including students), and professional bodies; to exchange ideas, showcase innovations, identify solutions, discuss future strategies, and provide mutual learning opportunities on a wide variety of topics organized across four Thematic Areas of the Forum.


The UN World Data Forum in 2024 will promote four main Thematic Areas (TAs) intended to provide a basic organizational structure for the programme. The TAs individually contain the important issues and pressing actions expressed by the global data and statistical community to serve as a rallying call for programme proposals with practical solutions and hands-on experiences on these issues. Your contributions to this call will help ensure that members of the data and statistical community once more come together under the Forum with a determined resolve to do their part on the implementation of 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. View the full programme here.

Call for Programme Proposals

The Programme Committee aims to have imaginative programme proposals that address issues of interest to our broad community, incorporate innovative approaches to data and statistics and include concrete recommendations or announce new initiatives. Learn more about how to submit a proposal for the programme of the fifth UN World Data Forum here.

Deadline extended to Monday, 12 February 2024 (noon New York time).

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