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UN embraces analytics
Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, has partnered with the United Nations to bring the power of data analytics to global humanitarian efforts aimed at improving efficiency and efficacy.
The United Nations, through the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), is leveraging Qlik’s visual analytics platform to create applications advancing UN’s missions by aggregating and presenting information in an easy-to-use way that provides valuable insights for prompt action. This partnership comes as part of the Qlik Corporate Social Responsibility “Change Our World” program, which provides software and services to make the good work of humanitarian organisations better by making sense of complex information.
This partnership underscores the United Nation Secretary-General’s recent remarks at Davos:
“I call Agenda 2030 our ‘declaration of interdependence.’ The world is coming to recognise more and more that problems in one country reverberate in another. A crash in one market can drive a crisis around the world. That is why it is so important to make the most of our collective strengths. We will need to work together – across sectors and industries – to address how to realise new approaches to finance, investment, trade and technology. We have seen many examples at the United Nations of how leveraging joint resources and expertise can quickly and effectively uncover solutions. I hope to forge even more and stronger partnerships that have a real impact on people’s lives.”
Through the efforts of OICT, the UN aims to support the analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals by presenting indicators from the massive amounts of data available to them to identify and track improvements to barriers to population well-being.
• The Data Portal for Minimum Set of Gender Indicators presents key gender statistics from fields including education, labour market, and health, which are particularly important for measuring differences in the social and economic situations between women and men. Gender statistics seek to identify, produce, and disseminate data reflecting the realities of the lives of women and men, and policy issues relating to gender equality. The app was launched by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics in Helsinki, Finland. The forum is attended by many governments from around the world and UN agencies working on gender issues.