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27 February 2015
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Thursday Seminar on 

Evidence and Data for Gender Equality
and Womenís Empowerment

5 March 2015,
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue: Conference Room D (CB)
United Nations, New York

UNSD in collaboration with UN Women is organizing a side-event during the 46th UN Statistical Commission to share the key findings of the latest assessment of progress towards gender equality and womenís empowerment with the statistical community. The event will also be an opportunity for statisticians to take stock of the methodological advances achieved under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project, aiming at developing and piloting statistical guidelines to measure assets ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective.

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and UN Women
Provisional Agenda
15:00-15:10 Welcome and introductions by Ms. Keiko Osaki-Tomita (UNSD)
15:10-15:30 Ms. Francesca Grum (UNSD),
The World’s Women 2015 Trends and Statistics - Key findings
Overview of key findings on the current situation of women and men, highlighting changes over the last 20 years and based on available statistics and latest research carried out by UNSD
15:30-15: 50

Mr. Papa Seck (UN Women),
Advances in Gender Statistics: Results from the Beijing +20 global review

15:50-16:10 Ms. Lauren Pandolfelli (UNSD-EDGE),
Evidence and Data for Gender Equality-EDGE Project (UNSD)
Update on EDGE project implementation and findings: Measuring Asset Ownership and Entrepreneurship from a Gender Perspective
16:10-16:30 Mr. Felix Velez Fernandez Varela (INEGI-Mexico), and
Mr. Kaushal Joshi (Asian Development Bank)
EDGE Pilot Country Implementation
Briefing by pilot country on adoption of EDGE methodology and on implementation plans in 2015
16:30-17:00 Discussion