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2023 UN Datathon: Data professionals are invited to develop ideas and solutions that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

2 August 2023|Briefing note

Participants in this global data science competition are expected to develop innovative data-driven statistical applications, tools or models that combine geospatial data with other data sources that help advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


2023 UN Datatohn, 3-6 Nov 2023, Uruguay

Following the success of the past three hackathons, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics (UNCEBD), Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY), Uruguay's National Institute of Statistics, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data are hosting the “2023 UN Datathon”. This is an exciting opportunity for students and data professionals to contribute solutions to the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals.

“2023 UN Datathon” will take place from November 3 to 6, 2023 in conjunction with the Data Festival that will take place from November 7 to 9, 2023 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Participation can be face-to-face or remote.

Registrations should preferably be done as a team of 3 to 5 people. Researchers, students, professionals from academia, national statistical offices, other government agencies, private sector companies or enthusiasts with a background in data science, statistics, economics, and social sciences are all welcome to apply.

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2023.

Those interested in participating can register by following this link.

For more information and future steps on the “2023 UN Datathon” visit the following link.

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