I am pleased to be with you today.
We live during a time of unprecedented challenge – but, equally, unprecedented and massive opportunity.
Our blueprint for addressing these challenges and seizing the opportunities is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
But to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we need more and better data.
With accurate, representative, inclusive and disaggregated data, we can understand the challenges we face -- and identify the most appropriate solutions for sustainable development.