International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Measuring progress towards gender equality: Launch of the “World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education"

Cover of the "World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education"

The launch will provide the opportunity to present the World Atlas and raise key issues around the challenge of measuring progress towards gender equality in education.
The World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education includes over 120 maps, charts and tables featuring sex-disaggregated data and gender indicators produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. It allows readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys and track changes in gender disparities over time.

The print edition of the World Atlas, which will be available in English, French and Spanish, will be accompanied as of mid-2012 by an online data mapping tool enabling users to track trends over time, adapt the maps and export the data. These digital maps will be regularly updated with the latest available data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, will launch the Atlas and Hendrik van der Pol, Director of UNESCO Institute for Statistics will present its main features. The launch will be introduced by Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 08.03.2012 17:00 local time
End 08.03.2012 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Ruprecht, Lydia
Country France
City Paris
Room Hall Room X
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 The UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
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