tisdag 17 januari 2017

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

Photo: Mbongiseni Mndebele
From United Nations News Centre
16 January 2017 – With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, improve capacity and cooperate at a truly global level, the top United Nations economic and social affairs official told a gathering of more than 1,500 data experts today.

“Success requires that all communities represented in this room fulfill a critical role and find ways to work together and create partnerships and synergies,” Wu Hongbo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said at the opening plenary of the UN World Data Forum under way in the South African city of Cape Town.

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