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Second Committee, Panel discussion on "Towards a sustainable future for all women and girls: Combating poverty and promoting gender equality: A data and policy perspective" - General Assembly, 72nd session
18 Oct 2017 -  A Special Event of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial Committee).
UN-Women and the World Bank have partnered to explore how existing data can be used in innovative ways to expand our knowledge and understanding of the gender dimensions of poverty. The collaborative work analyses how variables such as sex, age, marital status, educational attainment and employment status of individuals correlate with their household characteristics, including poverty. The findings from this joint initiative have clear and practical implications for policy makers.
UN-Women will convene a special event to present the findings from this joint research/analysis with the World Bank. The presentation of the data will be followed by a discussion on relevant policy responses, including presentations from leading researchers and policy experts on innovative policy solutions that have had an impact on reducing poverty rates and contributed substantively to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.