Statistics for monitoring the implementation of CRPD and SDG’s in the Nordic region

13 Jun 2017
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Nordic side event at the 10th Conference of State Parties of Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2017:

Statistics for monitoring the implementation of CRPD and SDG’s in the Nordic region
- Resources for governments and NGO’S

When: 13:th of June 2017 at 18:15 – 20:00
Where: Conference room 12, UNHQ

Organized by Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality, The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Welfare Centre.

Programme

Welcome by moderator Charlotte V. McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank Group

Opening

  • Kai Morten Terning, State Secretary , Ministry of Children and Equality, Norway

Monitoring the living conditions for people with disabilities in the Nordic region

  • Hanne Stig Andersen, Ministry for Children and Social Affairs, Denmark
  • Eveliina Pöyhönen, Ministry of Welfare and Health, Finland
  • Bjørn Lescher-Nuland, Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, Norway
  • Malin Ekman Aldén, Agency for Participation, Sweden

Dialogue on statistics as a resource for governments and disability organizations

  • Kalle Könkkölä, Threshold foundation, Finland
  • Sindre Børke, Norwegian Federation of Organizations of Disabled People, Norway
  • Maria Johansson, Equal Unique, Sweden

Summary by moderator

Lessons from the Nordic region regarding statistics and monitoring the implementation of UNCRPD and SDGs in the Nordic region

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Statistics as a tool for monitoring living conditions for people with disabilities, is being used in several countries in the Nordic region. This has been a method even before ratifying the UNCRPD as well as the drafting process of the Sustainable development goals in Agenda 2030. The collaboration between governments and NGO:s is also a strong and appreciated tradition which brings an added value in the Nordic countries.

In this seminar, several connected issues are discussed by governmental and NGO-representatives. To what extent can statistics be used in a meaningful way in the implementation and reporting cycles of the Convention and the Agenda? How can statistics be harmonized internationally in order to achieve comparable statistics and further push for change? Are there other, more meaningful ways of measuring and monitoring?