Quantifying the World – the METRO conference (22-23 of September 2021)

How do numbers shape the world? Join the METRO conference (22-23rd of September 2021) to explore this question. From the data visualizations of nowcasted epidemiological data in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to calculation practices of the costs of climate change, conference presentations will engage with the practices, actors, and institutions of quantification to take on these questions.

UN Statistical Commision
The Rise of the Statisticians: The Growing Influence of the United Nations Statistical Commission on the Current Development Agenda

From 3-6 March 2020, METRO team member Marlee Tichenor attended the United Nations’ 51st Statistical Commission in New York, which is hosted by the UN Statistics Division. The meeting was one of the last UN large conventions held before the COVID-19 emergency led to the cancellation of most such gatherings across the globe. In this blog post, she reflects on the role of the Commission on the current global governance landscape.