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The third UN World Data Forum will take place in Bern from October 3rd-6th, 2021. It will be hosted by the Swiss Confederation, with support from the Federal Statistical Office, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) provides a space for discussion between different communities of data producers and users. Bringing together different data communities of producers and users, and harnessing the power of technology and other innovative tools are both essential to fulfill the data demands of the 2030 Agenda.

The UNWDF program is organized around six thematic areas:

  • New approaches to capacity development for better data;
  • Innovations and synergies across data ecosystems;
  • Leaving no one behind;
  • Understanding the world through data;
  • Building trust in data and statistics;
  • How far have we come?

Around 1500 people representing more than 100 countries are expected to attend the event in Bern. Guest speakers and VIPs will also be invited to enrich the discussions. As with the first two editions of the UN World Data Forum, the third forum is also expected to adopt a Declaration summarizing the discussions, launching projects and recording concrete results.

Registration will open in 2021 on the Road to Bern website.

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