The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing the 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and the guidance of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS).
Aim of the event
This event will bring together around 200 producers and users of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society, private sector and the donor community. The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. In particular, the Forum will: (a) review methodological developments for better gender statistics in many areas, including: time use and unpaid work; international migration; trade; and gender identity; (b) take stock of national practices in measuring and monitoring gender concerns and in using multiple data sources, including administrative data systems to fill gender data gaps; and (d) learn about the latest research/assessment of progress towards gender equality, the use of geospatial information for gender analysis and the availability of disaggregated gender data, to ensure no one is left behind.
The Programme of the 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics will be organized in plenary sessions around thematic areas concerning gender statistics that are clustered as “emerging topics,” “data disaggregation and intersectionality,” “assessment/analysis of gender equality” and “data sources, integration and innovation.”
Sessions will include presentations on:
- National experiences and best practices in producing gender statistics;
- How gender data are used, especially for the development of policies and for monitoring outcomes; and
- Innovative approaches/initiatives to improve gender statistics in terms of data production (including through non-traditional data sources and/or integration of multiple data sources), quality, disaggregation, timeliness and use of data.
Other related events
The Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) will hold its 14th meeting (closed and by invitation only) back-to-back with the Global Forum in Bern on Saturday, 17 October 2020.