All 193 Member States of the United Nations convened in New York for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, peace and security, and the achievement and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data took this opportunity to put the use of data to achieve the SDGs and data to Leave No One Behind at the center of the conversations. On Tuesday, September 19th, the governments of Kenya, Colombia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, as well as GSMA and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, co-organized the event ‘Using Data and Technology to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: Tackling Global Threats and Ensuring a Better Future for Us All’. This high-level event signaled the political importance of this transformative agenda and shared inspiring examples of ambitious, in-country data innovation, showcasing new partnerships, projects, and institutions that are leading the way.