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Monday, 26 September 2022, 12:00-13:30, Bangkok Time (UTC+7)

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Monday, 8 August 2022, 12:00-13:45, Bangkok Time (UTC+7)

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For more information, please visit https://www.unescap.org/events/2022/un-escap-expert-dialogue-data-partnerships-leave-no-one-behind-ways-forward-work.


Monday, 18 July 2022, 14:00-15:00, Bangkok Time (UTC+7)

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Virtual side event at the High Level Political Forum 2022

The event takes place on Tuesday, 12 July 2022 from 7.30-9.00 am (New York time).  

For more information and a registration form at this website: https://bit.ly/3ae0oci

It is co-hosted by the International Civil Society Centre and GIZ, with the support of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). It will also focus on citizen-generated data (CGD) and its potential as a strategic monitoring and planning tool that can help to better reflect the situation of marginalised communities in public planning, ensuring that no one is left behind. We will present some case studies from three countries (Bangladesh, Kenya and Rwanda), followed by a panel of global experts who will discuss advantages and limitations of inclusive data like “Community-Driven Data”, sharing their perceptions on how such approaches can help to build back better after the pandemic.


The third Open House for UN PET Lab will be organized virtually on 7 July 2022 at 09.30-11.00 am (New York time).

This webinar will focus on the legal aspects of sharing data and the use of PETs. The UN PET Lab is working under the umbrella of the United Nations Statistical Commission and its focus is therefore on supporting national statistical systems. For the third event, Mr. Andrew Trask of Openmined.org will update us on the UN PET Lab and Mr. Mayank Varia of Boston University will present the work of the Legal sub-group of the Task Team on Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Furthermore, Mr. Matjaz Jug and Ms. Maria Ohoioeloen, from Statistics Netherlands, and Ms. Stephanie Straus from Georgetown University will present relevant examples.

More information and registration, scan the code above or click on this link https://unstats.un.org/bigdata/task-teams/privacy/un-pet-lab/open-house/

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for united efforts to ensure that everyone has equal rights and enjoys equal benefits from inclusive and sustainable growth. By committing to the 2030 Agenda, member states commit to working together for a prosperous and peaceful world where no one is left behind. To determine whether we have made sufficient progress towards these goals, we would need quality and inclusive data as well as sound statistical methods. Small Area Estimation (SAE) is an innovative school of methodologies designed to complement established tools in producing data for all. SAE can generate valid, survey-based estimates for areas of study with sample sizes too small to yield statistical significance. A variety of methods for SAE exists, and the field is ever-growing.


To synthesize information and offer users a dedicated resource for SAE methodologies, the United Nations Statistics Division, Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators, and Inter-Secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys have developed the SAE4SDG Toolkit. The Toolkit is a Wiki space that provides practitioners and technical staff within the National Statistical Systems the latest information on SAE methods for monitoring SDGs, processes for deriving estimates, and insights for transitioning from SAE experimentation to production. The SAE4SDG Toolkit is a contribution to a growing effort to address the challenges regarding the limited uses of SAE in official statistics despite the maturity of the school of methodologies.


For more information, please visit the UN Statistics SAE4SDG Toolkit Wiki space.

The free online conference Using Big Data and Machine Learning for Land Cover and Land Use Mapping: Challenges to Mapping Accuracy, to be held next July 5, 6 and 7, at 11:00 to 13:00 h (GMT-3).

This event is part of the work plan of the Regional Hub of the United Nations Global Platform for Big Data in Brazil (https://hub.ibge.gov.br/ and is being organized by Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics – IBGE, National Institute for Space Research - INPE and the Information and Coordination Center of Ponto BR – nic.br.

Entries can be made through the link: https://forms.gle/cr6xofhXCpiodKyLA

Simultaneous Translation will be provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

For queries or need more information, please contact hubbrazil@ibge.gov.br.

Monday, 20 June 2022, 12:00-13:30 hours, Bangkok Time (UTC+7)

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The Pacific Community's (SPC) Pacific Data Hub Community of Practice in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) invites you for a Pacific Talanoa* on the role of data in today’s digital economy.

The meeting will be organized virtually on Friday 17th June 2022 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Fiji time)

Click on the registration link to sign-up for the event.

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Note: The term ‘Talanoa’ is used in many parts of the Pacific to describe a process of inclusive and transparent dialogue. The Talanoa space is a place for sharing of ideas, knowledge and understanding.

Monday, 13 June 2022, 12:00-13:00 hours, Bangkok Time (UTC+7)

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Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 11:00-12:15 hours, Bangkok Time (UTC+7), verify your time here.

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Monday, 30 May 2022 from 12:00-13:00 hours, Bangkok time (UTC +7), verify your time here.

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The Open House for UN PET Lab will be organized on 2 June 2022 at 10.00-11.00 am (New York time).

It will focus on the demand for PETs from the statistical community. The UN PET Lab is working under the umbrella of the United Nations Statistical Commission and its focus is therefore on supporting national statistical systems. For the second event we have asked Mr. Omar Seidu of the Ghana Statistical Service and Ms. Aberash Abaye of the Ethiopian Statistics Service to talk about the practical instances, when their offices need to consider privacy concerns either in accessing data of third parties or in disseminating micro-data. We want to keep the last 20 minutes for participants to introduce their work in this area. More information and registration can be found at: UN PET Lab Open House — UN-CEBD

In the first UN PET Lab Open House on 5 May 2022 we gave an overview of the PET Lab, including the “trade data” use case and the experience of the US Census Bureau participating in this project. Furthermore, we had 11 introductions of those working or interested in working on use cases involving PETs. This showed a wide array of communities, which are involved, such as the statistical community (BPS Indonesia), government (ICO), civil society (the evidence quarter) and private sector (duality technologies, Samsung, SIIA and others). A recording of the first event is available on the same webpage.

The Global Network Webinar will be organized on Tuesday, 7 June: 08:30-09:30 AM NY time (check your time)

Since the original Public Sector Information Directive in 2003, the European Union (EU) has been committed to unleash the value of data for its citizens and businesses, by supporting the development of data sharing in and among its Member States. Starting from government-owned open data first, it evolved and shifted focus to data sharing in general with the European Strategy for Data in 2020.

The talk will present the spectrum of actions that the EU has undertaken to implement and support its policy, through data.europa.eu (government open data) and Support Centre for Data Sharing (data sharing in general), share the learnings from those experiences, and offer a glimpse of the “data space” model for data sharing, that characterizes all upcoming EU data policy investments, starting from the ongoing Digital Europe programme.

To receive the meeting link for this webinar please register here.