As a part of implementation of the UNESCO Medium-Term Strategy (2014-2021), the Organization will continue to carry out research activities, including data collection and analysis within the core areas of its mandate.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) will collect data on education, science, culture, communication and information. A special attention will be paid to the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Agenda and related Goal on Education.

To find effective solutions to the gaps in disability data, UNESCO within existing project frameworks will promote inclusive, participatory, and inclusive approaches to gathering and managing the data in cooperation with the city governments.   

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The data collection will be carried out with existing resources and as a part of ongoing work in the key subject areas. Disability will be integrated in the development of new indicators, statistical approaches and monitoring tools.

The production of surveys and qualitative studies on disability issues and cultural norms, linguistic diversity of sign languages and other aspects will be integrated in order to better understand stigma and discrimination and existing barriers faced by women and girls.

Already developed methodologies for participatory data gathering will be used to collect new data and engage citizens in the process of collecting fit-to-purpose data and transforming it into maps and other graphics to represent disability issues in cities.

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