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.