30 Sep - 1 Oct 2021

8th United Nations Global Forum on Gender Statistics (8GFGS)

Building forward fairer with gender data at the centre.

AM session (1 Oct 2021, 7:50 – 10:30 AM EDT)
PM session (1 Oct 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT)

AM session (30 Sep 2021, 8:00 – 10:00 AM EDT)
PM session (30 Sep 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT)

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation, 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).

The Forum will bring together producers, users and communicators of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society, private sector, media and the donor community. On this occasion, the Forum is taking place as countries come to face the consequences of the COVID-19 global pandemic and assess the effectiveness of their responses to this crisis and its long-lasting effects.

Special performance by the UN Symphony Orchestra

Florence Price: “Tropical Noon” from the suite “Dances in the Canebrakes”

  • Predrag Vasić, music director

  • Friday, 1 October 2021 7:50 am - 8:00 am Eastern Time

Florence Price was a prolific American composer, and the first person of color whose work was performed by a major American orchestra.

About the UNSRC Symphony Orchestra: http://www.unorchestra.org

United Nations Symphony Orchestra


The 8th Global Forum on Gender Statistics will be held on
30 September – 1 October 2021 in a virtual format.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the Forum will be online. While this imposes topical and logistical restrictions, this is also an opportunity for amplifying the reach and connecting with a larger and more diverse audience. The programme has been designed to maximise live attendance, splitting the agenda into morning and afternoon panels.

All sessions will be recorded and available in the UNSD YouTube channel so that public in every time zone is able to watch at their leisure.

How to Participate

The registration for virtual participation is now open.