The IAEG-GS brings together representatives of international agencies within and outside United Nations system, statisticians from National Statistical Systems, and development partners, to review progress and provide guidance on future activities geared at advancing gender statistics. The UN Statistics Division is the secretariat of the group.
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The global gender statistics programme of the United Nations Statistics Division aims at developing concepts and methods, supporting and enhancing national statistical offices’ capacity and fostering inter-agency collaboration and cooperation for the development of statistics to address gender-based policy issues. UNSD serves as Secretariat of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) first convened in 2006. The IAEG-GS functions through three advisory groups on gender statistics databases and indicators, gender statistics training and gender statistics legislation, respectively.
The website of the Global Gender Statistics Programme provides a platform for the dissemination of developments in the field of gender statistics, as well as fosters inter-agency collaboration through the Inter-agency and expert group on gender statistics.