Since 2018, the Secretary-General has pursued an ambitious agenda to prepare the United Nations system for the challenges of the twenty-first century. In lockstep with other structural United Nations reforms, he has launched a portfolio of initiatives through the United Nations System Chief Executives Board fo r Coordination (CEB) to help to transform system-wide approaches to new technologies, innovation and data. Driven by the urgency and ambition of the decade of action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, those initiatives are designed to nurture cr osscutting capabilities that the United Nations system will need to deliv er better, for people and planet. Unlocking data and harnessing the potential of statistics will be critical to the success of United Nations reform efforts.