58th CSW: Conversation on measuring Gender disparities

58th Commission on the Status of Women
Country or Region: 
United States

No country has achieved gender equality in human development, irrespective of the dimensions that one looks at. In 2010, the Human Development Report (HDR) introduced the Gender Inequality Index to highlight how limited attention to key issues like maternal deaths, adolescent births and limited female participation in higher education, the labour market and political decision-making strangle the development potential of countries. In the 2014 HDR, the Human Development Report Office will introduce a sex-disaggregated Human Development Index (HDI) to provide evidence needed to promote gender equality in basic human capabilities. This side event aims to engage the gender equality community in a discussion on these measures and their policy relevance for the Post-2015 development agenda.

Facilitated by the Human Development Report Office
Conference Room D, United Nations Secretariat, New York
19 March 2014, 1:15-2:30 PM


  • Opening remarks: Eva Jespersen, Deputy Director, Human Development Report office
  • Remarks by moderator: Randi Davis, Acting Director, UNDP Gender Team
  • Presentation by Amie Gaye, Statistician, Human Development Report Office
  • Remarks by Discussant Papa Seck, Policy Specialist Statistics, UN Women
  • Discussion
  • Closing remarks Eva Jespersen

More information on the 58th Commission on the Status of Women on the UN Women Website