Improving global gender statistics

4th Global Forum on Gender Statistics will be held at the Dead Sea, Jordan on 27-29 March, back-to-back with the 6th Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) on 25-26 March

Improving gender statistics (UN Photo/Ky Chung)The Forum is being organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and the Department of Statistics of Jordan, in collaboration with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN-Women and the World Bank. It is held as part of the Global Gender Statistics Programme promoted by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) with the purpose of enhancing the capacity of countries to collect, disseminate and use quality gender statistics.

The forum will provide an important opportunity to review and discuss new initiatives and data collection tools for the improvement of gender statistics and focus on women’s empowerment, including: economic empowerment, autonomy and physical empowerment, adolescent girls, and knowledge empowerment.

The 6th Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) meeting will bring together representatives of international agencies within and outside UN system, statisticians from National Statistical Systems, and development partners, to review progress and provide guidance on future activities geared at advancing gender statistics.

For more information
UN DESA’s Statistics Division’s site on gender statistics

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