Upcoming Webinars

Webinar on Strengthening Capacities, Mindsets, and Competencies of Public Institutions to Build the Next Generation of Public Servants in the Arab Region

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT time) / 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM (Beirut Time)


Past Webinars

Open Webinar on the Sustainable Transport Commitments

28 September 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am(EDT)


Sustainable Development Outlook 2021: From anguish to determination

27 September 2021 | 10:00 am(EDT)


Golden Years? Social Inequalities in Later Life

24 June 2021 | 10:00 am -11:00 am (EDT)


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Development Policy Webinar on Reconsidering Rural Development

Wednesday, 23 June 2021 from 9:00am to 11:00 am EDT.


What we owe each other: A new social contract for a better society

17 May 2021, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM (EDT)


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2021 International Day of Families on “Families and New Technologies”

Friday, 14 May, 10-11:30 (NY time)



Webinar on applying for ECOSOC consultative status

5 May 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm New York Time

Voluntary Local Review Series: Leaving No One Behind

Thursday, 15 April, 8 AM

Implementing SDG 14 with the Communities of Ocean Action

Thursday, 30 March, 9 am

UN Webinar on the COVID-19 Impact on Transfer Pricing

Thursday, 18 March, 8 am – 12:00 pm EST

Shaping a New Social Contract and New Global Deal: UN DESA Fireside Chats

Session 1: “Ensuring Equality, Inclusive Growth and Access to Opportunities” (Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 8:45-10:15 a.m. EST)

Session 2: “Using Data and Statistics to Support the Climate and SDG Agenda” (Thursday, 21 January 2021, 8:45-10:15 a.m. EST)

National Webinar on COVID-19 integrated recovery policies and building back better towards achieving the SDGs in Republic of Sudan

Tue 19 Jan 2021, 8.00 am

Harnessing Climate & SDGs Synergies to Raise Ambition in the Era of Paris+5 and Pandemic Recovery

19 January 2021, 09:00 - 10:30 a.m. EDT

Global Network Webinar Registration: Citizen science and citizen-generated data for monitoring the SDGs

19 January 2021, 08:30 h NY time

Capacity Building Event: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in The Gambia

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 2-5pm, The Gambia time (9am-12pm, EST)

Gender Equality: a Data and Policy Dialogue

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 8:00-9:30 a.m. EST

Technological and Science-based Solutions to the COVID-19 Challenge

29 October 2020, 10-11 am EDT

UN@75: A Conversation on Achievements of, and Challenges for, the United Nations

22 October 2020, 2-4 pm CET/8-10 am EDT

Launch of the Global Knowledge Platform on Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions in support of Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19

Oct 21, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 882 0978 6759
Passcode: Agenda2030

Strengthening the Role of Public Institutions in Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

Friday 16 October 2020, from 9:00am to 11:00 am (EDT)

Accelerating Digital Transformation for Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19

13 October from 7:00am to 10:20am EDT

Navigating Uncertainties: An Intergenerational Dialogue on COVID-19 and Youth Employment

Thursday, 29 September 2020

Forests: at the heart of a green recovery from COVID-19

Monday, 28 September 2020 (9:00am to 11:30am EST)

The opening segment will feature remarks by USG Liu Zhenmin, UNDESA, H.E. Munir Akram, President of the ECOSOC, H.E. Kitty Sweeb, Chair of the UN Forum on Forests, Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP, Hiroto Mitsugi, ADG of FAO and Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), and Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, and will be moderated by Alexander Trepelkov, OIC of UNFFS. The webinar will also include two expert panel discussions on the impacts of COVID-19 on forests, and on the essential role of forests for a green recovery from the pandemic.

Leveraging Digital Government & Spearheading Innovative Digital Solutions to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic in Caribbean SIDS

23 September 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EDT)

The 2020 SDG Business Forum

23 September 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Basic Income in a Time of Pandemics: Battling Eight Giants

10 September 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am (EDT)

ALFM Action Line C1, C7: E-Government and C11: Digital government during the times of pandemic and beyond

14:00–15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00), Monday, 24 August 2020

Webinar on Local E-Government Development

16 July 2020, 10 - 11AM EDT

Webinar on COVID-19 and E-Government

15 July 2020, 10 - 11AM EDT

Webinar on Global and Regional E-Government Development

14 July 2020, 10 - 11AM EDT

Leveraging ICTs and Digital Government for Innovative Solutions to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - Responses in Africa

1 July 2020

Climate & SDG Synergies webinar series: Going forward with Climate & SDG Synergies

25 June, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Leveraging Public Governance & Spearheading Innovative Solutions to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab Region: Structural challenges, gaps, weaknesses and resilience

24 June, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Income Insecurity, Poverty Dynamics and COVID-19

16 June 2020

Marta Roig
Wenyan Yang (Welcome Message) and our Expert Dr. Anirudh Krishna


Climate & SDG Synergies webinar series: Synergies for Just Transitions & Economic Recovery

11 June, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs and recovery from Covid-19

10 June, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

SDG Monitoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic

10 June, 2020

Vibeke Oestreich Nielsen, Richard Tonkin, Heather Page, Elena De Jesus


Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action: Asia-Pacific Stakeholder Participation and Engagement

3 June, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ICT (Bangkok Time)

Use versus protection: Data in the balance during COVID-19

29 May, 2020

Sarah Lucas, Program Officer, Global Development and Population, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Francis C. (Sam) Notzon, Director, International Statistics Program, U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Murangwa Yusuf, Director General, National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) Alex Pompe, Research Manager, Data for Good, Facebook Jeni Tennison, Vice President and Chief Strategy Adviser, Open Data Institute


Climate & SDG Synergies webinar series: Thinking ahead for a sustainable, just & resilient recovery

28 May, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action: Private Sector Participation and Engagement

21 May, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT

Household Surveys and COVID-19

19 May, 2020

Vibeke Oestreich Nielsen Richard Tonkin Dr. Ola Awad (PCBS) Haoyi Chen Video recording of event


Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action: Youth Participation and Engagement

14 May, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Integrating the 2030 Agenda into national plans and strategies: Considering COVID-19 response and recovery

Part 1, May 12, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Topic 1: National planning – responding to changing circumstances
Topic 2: Integration at the country level: good practices and lessons learned, including COVID-19 response measures
Part 2, May 14, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Topic 3: Exploring interlinkages – informing plans and strategies
Topic 4: Institutions for integration and planning – key lessons learned

Mr. Alexander Trepelkov, Officer-in-Charge, Division for Sustainable Development Goals,DESA Mr. Amson Sibanda, Chief, National Strategies and Capacity Building Branch, Division for Sustainable Development Goals, DESA


Leveraging Public Governance & Spearheading Innovative Solutions to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - Responses in Africa

Tuesday 12 May 2020

H.E. Prof. Margaret Kobia, PhD, MGH, Kenya Member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration H.E. Ms. Paola Pisano, Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitization, Italy H.E. Dr. Mathume Joseph Phaahla (Represented by Dr. Yogan Pillay, National Department of Health, South Africa) Mr. Lan Xue, Professor, Tsinghua University Member of the Committee on Emergency Management of the State Council of China Dr. Yong-kyun Kim, Director-General, National Disaster and Safety Control Center, Republic of Korea Ms. Jennifer Semakula Musisi, City Leader in Residence, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School Mr. Sunil Geness, Director, Government Relations & CSR, Global Government Affairs, SAP Africa Ms. Yetnebersh Nigussie, Senior Manager, Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network, International Disability Alliance, Ethiopia


COVID-19: Strengthening Science and Technology and Addressing Inequalities

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs Maria-Francesca Spatolisano and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond


Effects of the pandemic on Public Administration in Ibero and Latin America

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Mr. Francisco Javier Velazques López, Secretary General of CLAD
Mr. Fernando Grillo, Minister of Public Administration of Colombia and President of CLAD. Mr. Ramos Ventura Camejo, Minister of Public Administration of the Dominican Republic. Mr. Jonas Rabinovitch, Senior Advisor on Innovation and Public Service Delivery, UN DESA.


Data in the fight against COVID-19 – What do we learn?

29 April, 2020

Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Christopher J.L. Murray, Professor and Chair of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Analytics and Delivery for Impact, World Health Organization Frankie Kay, Interim Deputy National Statistician and Director General for Data Capability, Office for National Statistics, UK Wilma Ascano-Guillen, Assistant National Statistician, Sectoral Statistics Office, Philippine Statistics Authority


Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity – A Virtual Dialogue on SDG 17 and Public-Private Partnerships, COVID-19 Response and Recovery in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda

29 April, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT

The main findings of three new briefing papers on the social, economic and financial impacts of COVID-19, as well as public policy recommendations.

Thursday 9 April 2020

Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist Elliott Harris


Data stewardship – A solution for official statistics’ predicament?

31 March, 2020

Jenna Slotin, Senior Director of Policy, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Kaie Koskaru-Nelk, Deputy Director General, Statistic Estonia Juan Daniel Oviedo, Chief Statistician of Colombia, DANE


Information briefing: United Nations World Data Forum and the Road to Bern

4 March, 2020

Ian Mark Rutherford, Statistician, Development Data and Outreach Branch, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Christine Schneeberger, Minister, Permanent Mission of Switzerland Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UNSD Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General, Swiss Federal Statistical Office Claire Melamed, CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data Faryal Ahmed, Associate Expert, Development Data and Outreach Branch, UNSD Francesca Grum, Chief, Social and Gender Statistics Section, UNSD Papa Seck, Chief Statistician, UN Women


Household surveys in a changing data landscape

20 February, 2020

Mark Hereward, Associate Director for Data and Analytics, Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring, UNICEF
Denise Silva, Principal Researcher, National School of Statistical Sciences (ENCE) from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) Larry MacNabb, Director Centre for Social Data Integration and Development, Statistics Canada Suha Waleed Kana’an, Director of Labour Statistics Department, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics


2020 Round of population and housing census: The use of new technologies to improve accuracy, coverage and timeliness

23 January, 2020

Rachel Snow, Branch Chief of Population and Development, UNFPA
Linda Peters, Global Business Development Manager, Esri Amjad Harb, Director General of the Information Systems and Computer Directorate, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) Isaac Chirwa, Assistant Commissioner of Statistics, National Statistical Office of Malawi