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26 February 2010

Briefing on Statistical Indicators on Violence against Women: A Follow-up

25 February 2010, 9:00 – 9:45 am
Conference Room C (TNLB)
United Nations, New York

The Friends of the Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission on Indicators on Violence against Women conducted a meeting in Aguascalientes, Mexico, from 9 – 11 December 2009, organized by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía of Mexico and the United Nations Statistics Division. The purpose of that meeting was to produce the following:

i. The content of the recommended set of indicators, irrespective of the source of statistics

ii. The list of indicators for statistical surveys on violence against women, including substantive deliberations and conclusions on their content and dimensions

iii. The future work related to developing international statistical guidelines to conduct statistical surveys on violence against women.

This briefing will provide detailed overview of the results achieved by the Friends of the Chair following the adoption of its report to the previous session of the Statistical Commission. It will also provide the complete list of statistical indicators on violence against women as produced at the meeting in Mexico and the forthcoming activities in terms of preparing the report to the Statistical Commission for its next session. The briefing will be delivered by a representative of Mexico as the chair of the Friends of the Chair Group and by UN Statistics Division as a secretariat to the Friends of the Chair Group. The briefing will also include a question-and-answer component.

Seminar Programme/Agenda

Seminar Programme


Report on the Meeting of the Friends of the Chair, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 9 – 11 December 2009
Srdjan Mrkic, United Nations Statistics Division