On behalf the Programme Committee for the UN World Data Forum to be held in Hangzhou, China between 24 and 27 April 2023 (UNWDF 2023) and the UN Statistical Commission’s High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB), we are pleased to announce the opening of the Call for Programme Proposals.

The aim of the UN World Data Forum is to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development. Since the first Forum in January 2017, the audience for the Forum has grown from 2,000 people to active list of over 20,000 interested stakeholders because of the more open and accessible Forums held in 2020 and 2021 and the establishment of a regular webinar series to maintain interest and focus between Forums.

The UNWDF 2023 will bring together data leaders from diverse range of stakeholders such as governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia (including students), and professional bodies; to exchange ideas, showcase innovations, identify solutions, discuss future strategies, and provide mutual learning opportunities on a wide variety of topics organized across four Thematic Areas of the Forum.