World Data Forum Wraps Up With a Declaration to Boost Financing for Data and Statistics

Events, Middle East, News, November 6 2018

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DUBAI: The second United Nations World Data Forum concluded on 24 October 2018, with the launch of the Dubai Declaration to increase financing for better data and statistics for sustainable development.

“While it is clear that the data revolution is having an enormous impact, it has not benefited everyone equally,” said United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed at the Forum. “Our task is to make sure data is available to all people. We must make sure it is harnessed to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda at all levels and in all regions and countries.”

“But we urgently need to bridge important gaps,” she added. “Funding for data and statistical systems remains limited. And beyond funding, we need political, technical and advocacy support in all areas.”

The Dubai Declaration calls for the establishment of an innovative funding mechanism for strengthening the national data and statistical systems for the 2030 Agenda. The mechanism will be open to all stakeholders and would mobilize domestic and international funds and activate partnerships and funding opportunities. The funding mechanism will be created under the guidance of statistical systems representatives and different data and donor communities.

 

 

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Source: UN DESA Voice

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