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High Level Forum on Official Statistics: The UN World Data Forum (Side event to the 47th Session of the Statistical Commission)
7 Mar 2016 -  The High-level Forum on Official Statistics will provide an opportunity for the official statistics community to engage and exchange ideas with prominent representatives from governments, international organizations, academia, civil society and other stakeholders, in preparation of the upcoming UN World Data Forum, to be held later this year under the auspices of the Statistical Commission.

The organization of a UN World Data Forum was one of the main recommendations of the Secretary-General's Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, and was recognized as a suitable platform for intensifying cooperation on data for sustainable development with multiple stakeholders, including information technology professional, geospatial information managers, data scientists, data users, as well as members from civil society.