Type

Report

Year

2018

Cairo, 18-20 September 2018 

The very first time the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) brings together policy-makers, statisticians and DPOs to discuss Disability Statistics in the Sustainable Development Goals! 

The Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on Improving Disability Statistics in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) was held in Cairo, Egypt on 18-20 September 2018. 

This was the third meeting of a series for the Disability Statistics Programme launched in 2016 by ESCWA in its Statistics Division. The workshop primarily aimed to develop an Arab Disability Indicators Framework to assist policy makers and statisticians to implement and monitor the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, the Regional Guidebook to Improve Disability Data Collection and Analysis in Arab Countries: Implementing the Washington Group Questions on Functioning was launched at this workshop.

 The workshop brought together fifty-five participants who represented statistical offices, policy making bodies, UN agencies, and organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs). 

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