United Nations Unveils Gender Statistics Story Map Built with Esri on the SDG Hub

Women and Sustainable Development Story Map Explores Social and
Economic Challenges Faced by Women Worldwide

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArcGIS?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ArcGISlt;/agt;–Esri,
the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the creation
of a new story map Women
and Sustainable Development
. The United Nations Statistics Division
(UNSD), through the Global
Gender Statistics Programme
, is collaborating with Esri and
statistical agencies from national governments around the world in
gathering data that highlights the current state of global progress on
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets relevant to gender
equality. The results are being presented in the story map Women and
Sustainable Development, which focuses on women’s economic empowerment,
women’s voices, and women’s safety and human rights.

The story map is built on the Federated Information System for the SDGs
platform. Also known as the SDG Hub, this new web mapping and data
management platform is powered by Esri software and allows participating
countries to share current statistical data on poverty, unemployment,
clean water availability, etc., to local data hubs.

“We were able to put this story map together very quickly and
efficiently,” said Francesca Grum, UNSD chief of social and gender
statistics. “By using the SDG Hub, statistical agencies from
participating countries are able to highlight gender data for their
country quickly and easily and to share actionable information. Even
with so many contributors and moving pieces, the actual time to develop
it was just eight weeks from start to finish.”

Recently adopted by the UN Statistical Commission, the SDG Hub enables
collaboration across UN agencies and Member States empowering action and
engaging communities around the UN’s global goals.

“This story map is a great example of how a community can come together
over an important issue once the resources are in place,” said Linda
Peters, Esri global business development manager. “This is exactly the
level of engagement and cooperation that will help to advance the
Sustainable Development Goals.”

Esri has been chosen as the premiere sponsor and technology of the STI
Forum 2019
. The fourth annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on
Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for the Sustainable
Development Goals, convenes May 14-15 in New York City at the UN
headquarters. This year’s theme will be “STI for ensuring
inclusiveness and equality
” and key stakeholders in technology and
innovation for the implementation of the SDGs will attend and
participate in the forum.

To learn more about how Esri supports the UN and the Sustainable
Development Goals, visit go.esri.com/SDG.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS)
software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful
geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential
of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969,
Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including
90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than
half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100
Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the
U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering
commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most
advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things
(IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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