January 15, 2017 to January 18, 2017

The first UN World Data Forum will be hosted by Statistics South Africa from 15 to 18 January 2017, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For more information, please visit: http://undataforum.org/

IDA and its Members and partners are attending the conference to promote the monitoring and evaluation of disability-disaggregated data and statistics. 

EVENT: Collecting disability data toward implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Follow this panel LIVE on Monday 16 January,  10:45 am - 12:15 pm (GMT+2)

The overriding principle of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to ensure that no one is left behind. To that end, the SDGs recommend that Member States disaggregate data by disability and in addition the global indicator framework for the SDGs include a number of specific indicators related to disability. Without disaggregation by disability status, it is not possible to monitor the outcomes of 2030 Agenda activities in a way that documents if people with disabilities are indeed being left behind or not. 

Data collection tools are now available to provide an efficient way to disaggregate SDG indicators by disability status and to monitor compliance with the CRPD. The Washington Group on Disability Statistics, a UN Statistical Commission city group, has developed and tested a short set of questions and a question set on child functioning that can be added to ongoing data collections assuring that the information needed to for disaggregation will be available.

Civil society, including organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs), can not only contribute to data collection, but are very often the source of data themselves. This includes opportunities for DPOs and persons with disabilities to engage as active contributors in data collection on the SDGs and provide guidance to National Statistical Offices at the national, regional, and global levels, particularly related to the adoption of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics: Short Set of Questions on Disability.

Persons with disabilities are among those furthest behind and accordingly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators clearly state that disaggregated...

If our overarching goal for 2030 is for global sustainable development to leave no one behind, then we must count everyone and we must also count who they are.

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