The United Nations (UN) together with Statistics South Africa will host the first ever UN World Data Forum between 15 and 18 January 2017 in Cape Town. South Africa’s Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla, joined by the Director of the UN Statistics Division Mr Stefan Schweinfest via web conferencing, will lead a media briefing meant to provide further details on this conference on Tuesday, 10th January 2017 in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The Forum is will be attended by more than 1,000 data experts from over 100 countries, including from national statistical offices, data scientists and academics, international organisations, and civil society groups, as well as political leaders and sustainable development advocates.
The media briefing will be held as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Sandton, 123 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, 2148
Tel: 012 337 6456
Cell: 073 821 5994
Distributed by APO on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information.
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