“This is the people’s agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, at the launch of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
The stakes don’t come much higher than those faced daily by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Its head of information, Mark Dalton, tells Jo Bowman how data is changing the way help reaches those most in need.
It only takes a glance at the newspapers to appreciate that the numbers of people affected by conflict in the world right now is beyond vast. Mark Dalton is at the coal face of these many crises and says the situation is unprecedented in recent times. He is Chief of the Information Services Branch of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), serving OCHA staff and humanitarian partners around the world.