4th Global Forum on Gender Statistics - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
27-29 March 2012

4th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

  • Dead Sea



The United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the United Nations Statistics Division in New York, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, UN-Women, and the World Bank, are organizing a three-day Global Forum on Gender Statistics. The forum will be hosted by the Department of Statistics of Jordan and will take place on 27-29 March 2012 at the Dead Sea, Jordan.



The 2012 Global Forum is being held as part of the Global Gender Statistics Programme promoted by the Interagency 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, the fourth since the IAEG-GS was established, will provide an important opportunity to review and discuss new initiatives and data collection tools for the improvement of gender statistics.
The 2012 Global Forum will focus on Women’s Empowerment, including: economic empowerment, autonomy and physical empowerment, adolescent girls, and knowledge empowerment. Representatives of national statistical systems will present national experiences and best practices on how to collect gender empowerment statistics and their uses in policy making. International agencies will present initiatives to assist countries in the production and analysis of gender statistics.

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