United Nations’ Global Forum on Gender Statistics in Finland on 24 to 26 October 2016

Statistics Finland will host the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics in Helsinki on 24 to 26 October 2016. The conference is organised in cooperation with the United Nations Statistics Division, UNSD.

The main theme of the Global Forum on Gender Statistics is the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators framework, from a gender perspective. The conference brings together experts primarily from international organisations and statistical institutes from different countries. The conference is organised with the support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Council for Gender Equality and the City of Helsinki.

Finland chairs the UNSD’s Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics from 2016 to 2017. The expert group will have a meeting prior to the conference on 23 October 2016.

The expert group coordinates and controls the UN’s Global Gender Statistics Programme.

The Global Forum has convened every other year since 2007. The previous conference was organised in Mexico in October 2014.

The programme of the Helsinki conference. The conference is held in English.

The conference is by invitation only. Possible openings are reported on this page.

The event hashtag used in social media is #genderstatGF

Inquiries: tasa-arvo.tilasto@stat.fi

Statistics Finland’s pages on gender equality