The forum, held in the Swiss town of Bern from October 6 to October 6, “comes at a critical time when the world is still dealing with an epidemic,” said Stephen Schwenfest, director of the UN Statistics Division.
“Isolated information is needed to control the disease and to help citizens understand the world around them and guide their actions,” he added.
Mr. According to Schoenfest, “We still face huge data evasion. Forty percent of countries do not have a birth or death registration system – the government is a basic source of protection for their population.
In one year of the epidemic, only 0 countries had data on the incidence and mortality of Covid-1 infections that could not be distinguished between sex and gender, ”he said. “Now is the time to strengthen our commitment.
It is important to make use of emerging innovations to make data smarter and increase data quality. “
Better information for a better future
The UN World Data Forum will work with hundreds of data experts, users and producers on new data solutions to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The forum will end with the adoption of Burn Data Compact for a decade with the goal of sustainable development.
The compact community will be called upon to create data that leaves no one behind, to ensure timely, open and impartial data, and to build trust in data protection.
It also aims to strengthen collaboration between different data communities locally and globally to achieve SDGs through data.
Every two years, the forum puts a spotlight on innovation and data gaps, demonstrates progress in implementing the data revolution and the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data.
‘Let No One Be Left Out’
Mr Schwenfest said the forum was organized into six key thematic areas, including: “Leaving no one behind, understanding the world through data, building trust in data and statistics, increasing investment in data collection and eliminating existing gaps”.
“Emphasis can be placed on promoting innovative practices as a community and capturing the conditions and needs of all people, by providing timely information, while protecting the right to privacy and maintaining transparency,” he stressed.
Acknowledging that it would be difficult for the government to open and expand their data ecosystems, Mr. The challenge is to get more information, including “quality assurance,” Schoenfest said. Will continue after 6 October