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Welcome Message

The year 2023 is a critical year for the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the mid-term review year. At present, global poverty alleviation is being hampered; climate change, water security, and food and energy crises are becoming increasingly grave; the world is facing significant uncertainty in three major areas of economy, society, and environment. UN Secretary-General Guterres noted that “we are moving farther away from our goals”. As a result, transformative action and solutions are urgently called for globally. The experience of the past few years has shown that as an integral part of the UN’s sustainable development promotion mechanism, science and technology play an imperative role and are highly rated. In particular, cutting-edge digital technologies, represented by big data, can enable multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary, and multi-scale monitoring and assessment of sustainable development indicators, helping us find appropriate solutions for sustainable development while fully understanding the current challenges we face.

Against this backdrop, the 3rd International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (FBAS2023) will be held in Beijing, China from September 6th to 8th, 2023. The 1st and 2nd International Forums on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals were held in 2021 and 2022, with themes of “Big Data for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals” and “Digital Technology Empowers Global Sustainable Development”, respectively. More than 1,500 international experts and scholars delivered over 800 academic presentations and conducted exchanges. The forum has built a platform for cross-disciplinary and close cooperation and exchanges, considerably facilitating the sharing of big data methods, technologies, and applications for sustainable development.

With the theme of “Big Data Accelerating Implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, this year’s forum invites a wide range of stakeholders in the field of big data for sustainable development from around the world. The forum will organize dialogues and exchanges concerning sustainable development goals such as zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, life below water, life on land, and partnerships for the goals from the perspectives of scientific and technological development, regional innovation demonstration, and multi-party participation mechanisms. It aims to drive innovative methods, technology promotion, and demonstration applications of big data and digital technologies for sustainable development.

The world is collectively exploring innovative paths for transformative development to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Now, on behalf of the forum, I would like to sincerely invite experts, scholars, government administrators, entrepreneurs, engineers, and other stakeholders from around the world here to share the latest achievements of big data as a changer for achieving sustainable development goals and to engage in extensive exchanges and discuss our future cooperation. We hope everyone can propose strategies and play their part to advance the global development initiatives and promote the implementation of the second half of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, thus jointly contributing to achieving the SDG goals.

Keynote Speakers

GUO Huadong

International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals

Quarraisha Abdool Karim

The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries

Johannes Cullmann

Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, UN-water

Keywan Riahi

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Ronald Jansen

United Nations Statistics Division

Yana Gevorgyan

Group on Earth Obsevations

  • Abstract Submission Start

    April 3, 2023

  • Session Application Deadline

    July 10, 2023

  • Abstract Submission Deadline

    August 15, 2023

  • Abstract Acceptance Notification

    August 18, 2023

  • Speaker Attendance Confirmation

    August 10, 2023

  • Online Registration Deadline

    September 5, 2023

  • FBAS2023 (Onsite Registration)

    September 6-8, 2023


Organized by

  • International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
  • Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), CAS

Supported by

  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • The World Academy of Sciences

International Partners

  • Group on Earth Observations
  • Committee on Data of the International Science Council
  • The United Nations Satellite Centre
  • Alliance of International Science Organizations
  • International Society for Digital Earth
  • Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
  • International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage under the auspices of UNESCO
  • Digital Belt and Road Program
  • CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation


  • The Administrative Center for China's Agenda 21
  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Computer Network Information Center,Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Microwave Target Characteristic Measurement and Remote Sensing
  • State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Sciences
  • Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping
  • Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology
  • Key Laboratory of Earth Observation of Hainan Province
  • Hangzhou City University
  • Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, CAS
  • Peking University
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Wuhan University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • East China Normal University
  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
  • Nanjing Normal University
  • Shanghai Normal University
  • Henan University
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • China Population and Development Research Center
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Asian Institute of Technology
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • CAST-UN Consultative Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction

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Secretariat of the 3rd International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals