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Campus The Hague at the UN in New York!

New data streams needed to innovate global governance.

On Friday 21 November, Campus The Hague co-hosted a panel session on Big Data at the UN Headquarters in New York, in cooperation with the Netherlands Permanent Representation to the United Nations. Because of Big Data (large amounts of new data streams such as social media or sensors) we see a fundamental change in how we can measure progress in international development. These innovations can be useful for the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be signed by world leaders in 2016. The panel speakers addressed both opportunities and risks that are involved when using these new data sources. In his speech, Dr. Ulrich Mans from Leiden's Centre for Innovation (Peace Informatics Lab) emphasised that there is a need to invest in additional data streams from civic organisations that can complement those from authorities and private sector. Campus The Hague is now involved in coordinating the next steps that are needed to follow up on the ideas presented during the panel session. The Campus' work on data-driven development will create interesting opportunities for Leiden students to study in New York in 2015 and beyond.

The Peace Informatics Lab is a project initiated and run by the Centre for Innovation of Campus The Hague. The lab helps researchers, students and peacemakers to understand and apply robust big data solutions in the field of peace and security. For more information about the Peace Informatics Lab:  For more information about the Centre for Innovation: .

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