The United Nations (UN) and South Africa’s Department of Government Communication and Information have announced a date for media briefing ahead of the first edition of UN World Data Forum that will hold in South Africa later this month.
UN World Data Forum
This information is contained in a press release signed by South Africa’s Department of Government Communication and Information’s Madimetja Mashishi.
“The United Nations (UN) together with Statistics South Africa will host the first ever UN World Data Forum between 15 and 18 January 2017 in Cape Town,” the release stated.
The Director of the UN Statistics Division, Mr Stefan Schweinfest, would be joined by South Africa’s Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla, via web conferencing to lead a media briefing on Tuesday, 10th January 2017 in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The media briefing is meant to provide further details on the UN World Data Forum.
The Forum will be attended by more than 1,000 data experts from over 100 countries, including from national statistical offices, data scientists and academics, international organizations, and civil society groups, as well as political leaders and sustainable development advocates.