United Nations Regional Meeting on
Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the
2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme
- Bangkok, Thailand
- 26 - 28 JULY 2016
The Regional Meeting was jointly organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
The objectives of the Meeting were to compile national experiences, identify challenges faced and lessons learned in measuring disability from different sources of data, including population and housing censuses of the 2010 census round.
It also provided an opportunity to initiate a discussion on the way forward towards the compilation of data on disability for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the Incheon Strategy, a framework regarding persons with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific region.
The Regional Meeting aimed at fostering intra-regional cooperation for enhanced national capacity in disability measurement and improvement of the quality of statistics on disability.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Session 2 – (i) Disability-related SDG indicators for global monitoring (ii) Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific
Session 3 – Disability statistics in the ESCAP region: An overview
Session 4 – Overview of ongoing international initiatives on standards for disability measurement
Session 5 – Overview of questions used in 2010 census round to identify persons with disabilities
Session 6 – Approaches used to measure disability through censuses: National experiences
Session 9 – Strategies for meeting data needs for disability-related SDG indicators and for the Incheon Strategy Framework