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Data for Now: Accelerating SDG progress through timely data


Data for Now: Accelerating SDG progress through timely data


Ford Family Auditorium, Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
320 E 43rd Street
New York, NY

This event is invitation only.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflects a unique global consensus and commitment to address the world’s most acute and pressing challenges. But to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and to leave no one behind, everyone in the world should be represented in up-to-date and timely data that can be used to measure progress and make decisions to improve people’s lives.

Too much of our data is out-of-date, and too many people are missing from the numbers. There is an urgent need for more accurate, timely, and comprehensive data to make the SDGs an actionable framework for sustainable development that can drive policies and programs in real time for all people.

This event will frame these challenges and opportunities for powerful and timely data aligned with urgent decision-making, with countries showcasing timely data innovation at scale.

Latest speaker list:

  • Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General

  • Eric Jing, Executive Chairman and CEO, Ant Financial Services Group (Alibaba), part of the UN Secretary-General's Digital Financing Task Force of the SDGs

  • Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa

  • Rebecca Moore, Director, Google Earth

  • Rajesh Mirchandani, Chief Communications Officer, UN Foundation

  • Claire Melamed, CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

  • Shaida Badiee, Managing Director, Open Data Watch

Learn more about the Data for Now initiative here.