by UN News,

Statistics are “fundamental for evidence-based policymaking…[and] drive the transformations that are needed”, in order to ensure no-one is left behind, upheld Secretary-General António Guterres.

And the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the increasing importance of data to save lives and recover better.

Data for development

Data permeates all aspects of the UN’s work and is critical to unlock potential across the globe. As the world strives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mr. Guterres flagged his recently launched Data Strategy for Action by Everyone, Everywhere, as a tool to provide greater “insight, impact and integrity”.


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