Forum on Innovative Data Approaches to SDGs

31 May 2017 to 2 Jun 2017
Incheon, Republic of Korea

The United Nations ESCAP and the Statistical Research Institute, Statistics Korea are hosting a Forum on Innovative Data Approaches to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 31 May to 2 June, 2017. The Forum will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of decision makers from member States in the Asia-Pacific region, ranging from statisticians to policy makers, to explore opportunities for utilizing big data and related data approaches in their jurisdictions to achieve SDGs. It will also present some of the key technological innovations that have revolutionized the role of data in decision-making and expand on how these can be applied specifically to disaster management (SDG 1, 11, 13), education (SDG 4), and transportation (SDG 9, 11).