UNGP GLOBAL SNAPSHOT
What is the UN Global Platform?
Under the governance of the UN Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics (UN-CEBD) the Global Platform has built a cloud-service ecosystem to support international collaboration in the development of Official Statistics using new data sources and innovative methods and to help countries measure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to deliver the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The United Nations Global Platform was established as a collaborative environment to work together as a global statistical community and to learn together sharing knowledge, data and methods for all countries in the world. As the platform has matured and the value it delivers has increased, the demand for access to the tools, data and methods from Task Teams around the world has increased dramatically
What is the purpose and mission of the United Nations Global Platform?
A global collaboration to harness the power of data for better lives.
We strive to enable data-driven transformation for better decision making. We seek to improve our world by providing access to trusted data for use at local, national and global levels. We will deliver a collaborative network of people and organizations, collectively building a Global Platform for trusted data, services and applications.
UN Global Platform Regional Hubs
The UN Global Platform has 4 physical hubs all over the world working together to educate, collaborate and develop new technologies to work with new Big Data sources and methodologies
The UN’s decision to make the UAE the regional headquarters of the platform is a testament to the country’s position as a regional leader in technology and big data. The UAE Regional Hub was launched under the patronage of H.E. Omar AlOlama Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications. It aims to facilitate projects in the use of Big Data and data science for official statistics and SDG indicators, to share knowledge on newly developed methods, algorithms, and tools, and to offer training in the use of Big Data, AI, and data science to the community of official statisticians in the region.
GLOBAL PARTNERS WORKING TOGETHER TO
Explore | Develop | Share
New Methods | Techniques | Best Practices towards Big Data
EARTH OBSERVATION DATA
Investigating the viability of using satellite imagery data to improve official statistics on a wide range of topics
AIS DATA TASK TEAM
Developing algorithms and methodologies for measuring freight transportation, traffic,economic trade indicators, CO2 emission
MOBILE PHONE DATA
Developing methodology to get
complementary information and quality checks of SDG indicators using mobile phone data
Sharing developments and providing
a set of tools and explanatory material which can be used by national statistical offices from around the world
BIG DATA AND THE SDGS
Providing concrete examples of the
potential use of Big Data for monitoring the indicators associated with the SDGs
Global partners working together to explore, develop, and share new methods, techniques and best practices for working with Big Data
MEASURING RURAL ACCESS
Improving methodologies and tools for assessing Rural Access Index, facilitating capacity building,and enhancing the quality of estimated indicators
TRAINING, COMPETENCIES AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROJECTS
PUBLICATIONS, DELIVERABLES, MATERIALS
AREAS OF COLLABORATION
HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM
THE UAE REGIONAL HUB