2016 was the year when efforts to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) kicked off around the globe. Many events took place to lay the foundation for their worldwide realization and to start tracking progress. At the dawn of 2017, UN DESA Voice spoke with UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General Mr. Wu Hongbo about the work carried out so far and efforts that lie ahead to make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality for everyone.
UN World Data Forum to boost innovation and partnerships for better data in support of the 2030 Agenda
On 15-18 January 2017, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum will bring more than 1,000 participants from national statistical offices, international organizations, national governments, civil society organizations, the business community, as well as research and academia to Cape Town, South Africa.