The new Global Partnership for Sustainable Development is a high level initiative that will strengthen the Data Revolution for sustainable development and inclusive growth. It is mainly organized by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), that was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August 2012.
Godan will participate in the partnership together with over 20 governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations such as the World Bank, Hewlett Foundation, WEF, ONE and the governments from the US, Kenya and Mexico.
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development will be formally launched in September with the main objective to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals by focussing on
- the promotion of new data principles and norms and support on those that already exist
- giving incentives to fill key data gaps that make a difference to people’s lives, in particular the poor and excluded
- the expanditure of open data access to increase the timeliness, interoperability, use, and value of data that already exist
- capacity building and peer learning of users and producers with a view to measure, monitor, evaluate progress on, and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals
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If you are also interested in the e-forum on “Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies” from the 7th until the 18th of September 2015, that is organized by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, you can find more information here. If you are interested to participate in this online event, use the form at
If you have any questions, please contact us at AIMS@fao.org.