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PRESS RELEASE : UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

18th January 2017 Latest News, Press Releases

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United Arab Emirates selected to host next Forum

(Cape Town, 18 January)  — The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum is concluding today with the launch of a global plan for better data to improve people’s lives, and new ideas and solutions to boost the collaboration, resources and policies needed to put it into action.

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13th January 2017 Information for Media, Press Releases

dataforum-logoxxxxUN World Data Forum to launch new action plan and innovative data solutions to improve lives

Over 1,500 data leaders from government, business, science and civil society to collaborate on challenges and initiatives

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UN World Data Forum – Press Briefing Sessions

12th January 2017 Latest News, Press Releases, UN Activities

On the 10th January 2017, prior to the UN World Data Forum, Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, briefed the media at the Spokesperson’s noon briefing as well as a WebEx briefing with UNICs in Pretoria, Lusaka and Nairobi.  The inaugural UN World Data Forum is set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January.

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PRESS RELEASE – UN WORLD DATA FORUM

11th January 2017 Press Releases, UN Activities

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | 15 – 18 JANUARY 2017

UN World Data Forum set to kick off with ambitious agenda, launching innovative data solutions to improve lives

More than 1,000 data leaders from government, business, science and civil society to collaborate on challenges and initiatives at Forum, opening 15 January in Cape Town

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UNIC Pretoria observes 3rd Palestinian Cultural Week in South Africa

15th December 2016 Press Releases, UN days & Observances

pal9The 29th November of each year is significantly observed as the UN international Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This follows the adoption of the resolution 181(II) by the General Assembly in 1947 partitioning Palestine into two states. That resolution provided for the establishment in Palestine of a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”. Of the two States to be created under this resolution, only one, Israel, has so far come into being.

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