The Importance of Producing and Using Gender Statistics in Disaster Prone Countries

16 Oct 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Organizers: UN Women, FAO, UNISDR and ESCAP
Where: Conference room 2, United Nation Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand
When: Tuesday 16 October 2018, 13:00-14:00 hours.

Gender statistics are an essential component to meeting the 2030 Agenda’s commitment of leaving no one behind. In Asia-Pacific, the world’s region where the effects of climate change are most noticeable, producing and using gender statistics for disaster risk and vulnerability assessments is of outmost relevance to ensure that both women and men are able to prepare to identify and reduce disaster risk, prepare for and cope with disasters and, subsequently, benefit equally from sustainable development.

This event will explore the key role that gender data can play in shedding light on the important connections between women and the environment. It will bring together statisticians, policy makers and development partners to discuss the challenges and advantages associated with producing and using quality gender data, particularly for disaster risk and vulnerability assessments and for designing policies to deal with the effects of climate change.
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It is the side event at the Committee on Statistics, 6th session, Bangkok, Thailand, 16-19 October 2018 (https://www.unescap.org/intergovernmental-meetings/committee-statistics-...).