Mexico City was selected to host the Global Centre of Excellence on Gender Statistics (CEGS), given the country’s expertise on gender statistics at the international, regional and national level. Mexico – and Latin America more generally – have become a key focal point on the field of gender statistics.
Photograph of: ©ONU Mujeres México/Andy Richter
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Mexico has actively participated in global and regional commissions and key fora on gender statistics, such as the United Nations Statistical Commission, as a member of the Friends of the Chair Group on Broader Measures of Progress, as co-chair – together with the Philippines and later with the United Republic of Tanzania – of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Indicators and as co-chair – jointly with Finland – of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics.
During the launch of the Women Count Flagship Program Initiative at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in September 2016, the Government of Mexico, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced its support for the creation of the CEGS based in Mexico City and hosted by UN Women and the Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI, Spanish acronym).