African Union Commission (AUC) and UN Statistics Division (UNSD) organize jointly the first Regional Training Workshop on Trade SDMX to raise awareness on SDMX-IMTS artifacts including data structure, concepts and code lists; and to train IT experts and trade statisticians in using latest SDMX tools to map their trade database in to SDMX-IMTS output. The workshop will be attended by around twenty-five African countries and various Regional Economic Communities.
The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public...
UN DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Environment Programme, and the European Environment Agency (EEA) is organizing a Workshop on Environment Statistics and Information for...
National Workshop in Guinea to Validate the Outcome of the Support by the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network
UN DESA will be holding a national workshop in Conakry, Guinea, from 23 until 27 April, 2018 to discuss and validate the outcome of the support by the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN) of the United Nations Forum on Forests in mobilizing financing for sustainable forest management in the country.
UN DESA will be holding a national workshop in the Islamic Republic of Iran from May 18 to May 30, 2018 to discuss and validate the draft project concept on sustainable forest management to be financed by a multilateral financing mechanism.
Validation Workshop on the National Forest Financing Strategy and Sustainable Forest Management in Madagascar
UN DESA is organizing a national workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 28 to 30 May, 2018 to discuss and validate the outcomes of the support by the the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN) of the United Nations Forum on Forest in mobilizing financing for sustainable forest management in Madagascar…
Capacity Building Course on Technology for Development: Innovation Policies for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region
In the framework of the UN Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), seven UN agencies namely UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Industrial Development Organization, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UN Conference on Trade and Development, International Telecommunication Union, World Intellectual Property Organization and UN University-Maastricht have developed a 5-day capacity building course on the framework, policies and measurement of innovation in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by UN Member States in 2015 affirms that “the spread of information and communication technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress, to bridge the digital divide and to...
Capacity Building Workshop for Developing Countries Presenting Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018
In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted a new agenda to guide development efforts for the period from 2015 to 2030 (Resolution A/RES/70/1: Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). The 2030 Agenda sets out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets which jointly constitute a comprehensive plan of action to eradicate poverty and ensure sustainable development. Building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Agenda is universal, applicable to all countries, considering “different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities”. The goals and targets are “integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development”.